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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Service and Outreach

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is “to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy”.

What We Do

St. Pius X parish has a very active Society of St. Vincent de Paul ministry! We are a relatively small group with about 20 members. We meet twice a month for an hour and we take turns being “on-call” for one week. During that week we retrieve the voice messages from the St. Vincent de Paul phone line, call the people back, and see what their situation is. Often people need a small food hamper or bus tickets. We buy the food at the Co-Op store and deliver it to the people’s homes. Sometimes we buy used clothing and bedding at Goodwill or Value Village. Occasionally, we provide emergency rental assistance. We always work in pairs.

Christmas Hamper and Angel Tree

The Christmas Hamper and Angel Tree program is now underway!  Again this year, there are two ways to choose angels:
  • You can request an angel online using this form https://forms.gle/1QQ72yUr22wE7aL38
  • You can request an angel by signing up on the sheet located next to the Grocery Card sales table at weekend Masses. This sign-up sheet will also be available during regular office hours. The parish office is currently open from 9 am to 3 pm on Tuesday and Friday only.

Either way, you will receive a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) information sheet outlining the process for this year. If using the sign-up sheet, please take an FAQ page, located with the sign-up clipboard.

Though you can request an Angel online, gift cards must be dropped off at the church. We are not able to accept online gift cards. You can drop your Angel gift card into the collection basket at any Mass. Gift cards can be dropped off at the office during office hours. There will also be a “drive by” drop-off opportunity on Saturday, November 20th at 11:00 am-1:00 pm in the church parking lot.

All Angel Tree gift cards must be dropped-off at the church by Sunday, November 28th, 2021.

Please note, homemade gifts will not be accepted again this year; thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your prayers and assistance with this program.

Call For Volunteers

Over the last 20 months, many of our volunteers have ‘retired’, either due to age or health concerns, so we are in need of more volunteers. Various volunteer duties include:
  • Attending twice monthly meetings
  • Packing food hampers bi-monthly
  • Taking on a week of ‘on-call’ duties to respond to hamper requests.  This is done with a partner, on a rotating basis, currently every 5 weeks (dependent upon number of SSVP volunteers)
  • Helping out with Stampeder parking program
  • Assisting with the Christmas Hamper program
New volunteers will be required to go through the Diocesan Volunteer Screening process, which will include a Police Check.  Need more information?  Contact Catherine.

Food Hampers

In 2019, our Vincentians delivered 222 food hampers throughout the year and 114 Christmas hampers.  We assisted 228 adults and 175 children.

For assistance with food hampers, please call the Parish office or email the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Donations

Our funding comes from donations from parishioners, other Ministries at St. Pius X, and from parking fees collected during the football games.

There is still a need to feed the poor.  You can help by donating to St Vincent de Paul.

If you would like to make a donation you can drop off a cheque at the parish office – open Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please make cheques payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society

**NEW** You can now donate directly to our St Pius X Conference via e-transfer. New donation address is ssvp_donate@stpiusx.ca  Please state your full name and address in the memo line if you would like to receive a tax receipt, as St Vincent de Paul may not have access to Parish addresses.  Tax receipts will be sent via email for donations over $20.00.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

If you are interested in helping out, we can always use more volunteers! Please contact the Parish Office Thank you!

Get Involved!

Being part of one of the service groups at St Pius X means that you are also serving Christ and the Church! You are welcome to join our vibrant community! Please fill out our Ministry Sign Up online form to register with one of the Ministries and Groups.

Connect with us

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office@stpiusx.ca

(403) 289-3602

2424 24 Avenue NW

Calgary, AB

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