"Like the disciples in the Gospel we were caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm.
We have realized that we are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed,
all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other."
- Pope Francis
Dear Merciful Redeemer Parishioners, Donors and Benefactors,
Thank You, from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of the Merciful Redeemer Parish, for your continuous and generous support for all our initiatives in 2019. With your help, the Society was able to provide much-needed support to 106 families-in-need consisting of 110 adults and 154 children.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy. Our mission is to alleviate suffering and its causes, serving everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, opinion or age.
Since its inception Merciful Redeemer Conference SSVP, Mississauga has provided assistance to hundreds of our neighbours and friends living in the L5M postal area code. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who share their time and talents to those in need through distributing items donated by the public. Majority of donations come from the generous parishioners of Merciful Redeemer Roman Catholic church.
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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul dates back to 1833. Frederic Ozanam and six other students started the society as a response to the poverty they witnessed in Paris, France. These university students offered comfort and assistance to the poor in their midst. They chose to name their organization after their patron Saint of all works of Charity, Saint Vincent de Paul.
St. Vincent was a French priest who lived in the seventeenth century in France. He dedicated his adult life to serving the poor. It was his spirit of service to the needy that Frederic Ozanam and his friends hoped to emulate. And they did. Today the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul continues to minister to the poor in 144 countries on five continents.
The men and women of Society of Saint Vincent de Paul continue to follow the example of their founders by working with humility and respect as they serve the poor, bearing witness to the love of God for all people.
Poverty doesn't always or necessarily involve being in need of material goods. We are all poor in one way or another.
Volunteers of the Society visit those in need, in their homes to determine what kind of help they require. Home Visits allow us to provide personal support to those who ask for assistance. We are here to support you just as we would support a friend.
No distinction is made concerning religion or ethnic background. The SSVP serves our neighbours in need in Mississauga area - men, women and children who, either as individuals or as families, are encountering difficulties in their lives.
SSVP welcomes donations from everyone. We accept donations through credit card and PayPal, or you can mail us a cheque. We thank you for your generosity.
There are also many other ways you can support our works. You can donate gently used clothing or household goods during our Bundle Up weekends, volunteer your time to help with fundraising events, help the food banks with gifts of food, donate gift cards as part of the Christmas Gift Card drive, sponsor a family-in-need, participate in special events, pray for the poor, the suffering, our Society.
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