November 17/18, the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, is the World Day of the Poor. According to the Canadian government, 1,900,000 Canadian families struggle every day to make ends meet. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked to focus this World Day of the Poor on the amazing work that the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul does in Canada, and in our specific communities.
In the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, our tradition is to avoid judging and to serve people with love, respect, justice and joy. In response to Pope Francis’ appeal, we invite you to work with the members of the local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and give a hand, either by participating in our special collection of food supplies on the weekend of Nov. 17/18, by learning more about volunteering. and, of course, financial help is always appreciated as well. You may donate to the St. Francis Conference of the Society, or directly to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, via the official website, at www.ssvp.ca.
Learn more about the society in the video below: