Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

St. Leo the Great Brooklin Conference

(905) 655-3286 ext. 221

We are volunteers with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic organization that has, for over 170 years, been assisting those in need.  We are members of St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church parish.  Our Christian faith and beliefs call us to serve God by serving those in need.

We are not a government service and do not receive any government funding.  The material assistance we are able to provide in our home visits is due to the generosity of our parishioners who kindly deposit cash donations into the Society of St. Vincent de Paul collection box at the church after Mass.

  • The motto of the Society is “to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy”.

As members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, we reach out to our neighbours in need through direct, person-to-person contact because of our faith and commitment to the Gospel’s message to bring compassion and love to those in need…

…“And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.” Matthew 25

  • When a person calls seeking assistance, two Society members visit the person to find out how we can best help them; generally on an emergency, short-term basis. In some cases it may be with food or clothing vouchers.
  • In all cases, we bring compassion, respect, and hope. The confidentiality of all cases is strictly upheld and ensured.
  • If you need assistance, please call the Vincent de Paul Society, Brooklin Conference at (905) 655-3286 and press #221 to leave a message.We are always looking for new members. Please call our president, Peggy Primeau, if you would like more information. 905-655-9692

How to join:

Please call our president, Peggy Primeau, if you would like more information. 905-655-9692

Upcoming Events:

Bundle Sunday is scheduled for January 12-13, 2019 at St Leo the Great. 130 Watford St. Brooklin

NOTE:  We do not accept appliances, baby or regular furniture, books, dishes, mattresses, video tapes or construction material.  For more information visit

Christmas Angel Project is sponsored by our parishioners for our Neighbours in Need.  Gifts are purchased for participants in the project and are delivered  just prior to Christmas. If you wish to have your family participate return the completed form to the parish

Print and complete Christmas Angel Project Request Form


On Tuesday September 11th we held our first meeting of 2018/19. As of September 1st the boundaries between the Holy Family and the St. Leo the Great Saint Vincent de Paul conferences changed. This enables us to assist Holy Family by serving some of their Neighbours in Need. We appreciate the assistance of two long time Vincentians from Holy Family conference, John MacAlister and Pat Belcourt who met with us to discuss how best we can ease the transition for Neighbours in Need transferring from their area to ours.

What’s New: Friday September 21 st was the first day that St. Leo the Great’s CWL and Saint Vincent de Paul worked the St. Vincent Pallotti kitchen in Oshawa. We will continue to volunteer in this worthwhile ministry from 3 to 6 pm on the third Friday of each month. A special thanks to Jackie McVeigh for the recruitment of several CWL members and friends to man the kitchen hours.

Upcoming Events: Christmas will soon be here. We have set dates for our Christmas Angel Collection. We will be handing out Angel Cards on the weekend of December 1 and 2 and December 8 and 9. Gifts will be returned to the church on December 15 and 16. Our Vincentians will deliver the gifts and food vouchers to families the week of December 17. If you or your place of employment wish to sponsor a family, please let us know ASAP by contacting Peggy Primeau at 905-655-9692 or 905-391-5387.

If you need some Christmas assistance, please contact our help line at: 905-655-3286 ext. 221.

We welcome the NET team and look forward to meeting each of you.

Without the support of the CWL, Knights of Columbus and You the members of the parish who support us through your Poor Box donations we would not be able to provide the help and encouragement to our Neighbours in Need.


Recent Pictures:

Christmas Angel project 2018.





Stephen Collins, account executive from Purolator Pickering
giving a donation of food gift cards.