Dear Merciful Redeemer Parishioners, Donors and Benefactors,

We humbly thank you for your continued and very generous support in 2023!

Summary of 2023

Our vibrant community has helped our neighbors in need immensely by providing food vouchers, clothing, and serving many other areas of need. Our volunteers spent 1530 hours turning your concern into action for our 80 families (99 adults and 136 children).
Some of the highlights of how you have contributed to this worthy cause are listed below:

  • Issued 316 food vouchers totaling $32,440 and 15 clothing vouchers totaling $800

  • Distributed a special Easter grocery gift card package to 56 Families

  • Together with Basket Brigade, 36 families each received 3 bags of groceries in January and February

  • Provided 19 families with furniture (beds/tables/chairs, chest of drawers, bookshelf, computer desk, armoire, and other items). Items were either ordered or donated

  • Helped one family who had difficulty paying her rent

  • Arranged for 3 boys to attend Camp Ozanam

  • Assisted with purchasing shoes for back to school for 41 students, JK-Grade 12

  • Sponsored two applicants for the Ozanam Education Fund

  • Helped 71 families have a more joyous Christmas (82 adults, 123 children). This was made possible through the very generous contributions of monetary donations and gift cards from:

  • The parishioners of the Merciful Redeemer Church

  • Our schools : Divine Mercy Elementary School, St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, St. Faustina Elementary School, St. Sebastian Elementary School, and St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School

  • St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

  • Individual sponsors

  • Peel Regional Police donated toys for 53 children

  • A parishioner donated a variety of electronic items for 16 families

A sincere thank you to Fr. Seamus, Fr Suresh, Fr. Iguintz, and the Merciful Redeemer staff for all the support and help received. In our work to help our neighbours in need, we continue to strive to be good stewards of the donated funds. We sincerely appreciate your generosity and we pray that God will continue to bless you in all that you do

On behalf or our Neighbors-in-Need and the members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul --- THANK YOU!


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.

About Us

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.

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March 2024 Summary

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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.

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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.

Find out more how you can help make a difference by turning concern into action:

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