St. Leo the Great Brooklin Conference
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
ST. LEO THE GREAT, CONFERENCE
It is the mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
We have had a busy winter with several new volunteers joining our conference. New members are giving us renewed enthusiasm and energy, new ideas and the people power to expand the services which we can provide our community and parish.
In December we held a successful Christmas Angel Drive which thanks to the generosity of our parishioners enabled us to help provide 8 families from the Brooklin area and 14 families from St. Gertrude’s parish in Oshawa with a much happier Christmas than they would have otherwise had.
Our first Bundle Sunday drive was held January 14/15. We had an almost full truck of used clothing and household items to donate to the SVDP thrift shop in Oshawa.
BUNDLE SUNDAY: Our next Bundle Sunday weekend is April 21/22. We will be collecting gently used clothing, footwear and linens to be sold at the Saint Vincent de Paul thrift shop at 15 Albert St. Oshawa. The parish conference also gives vouchers to “ Neighbours In Need “ in our community who need to purchase items from the store.
CAMP OZANAM and MARYGROVE CAMP: We will soon be completing applications for summer camp for boys aged 7-12 and girls aged 5-13. The camps are fully subsidized. They are an opportunity for children to enjoy a camping experience who may not otherwise be able to do so. Families who are experiencing financial or domestic hardships can apply. The camps are NOT PEANUT FREE and can not accept children with severe allergies or other severe medical conditions. For more information contact HELP LINE: 905-655- 3286 ext. 221
Thank you to all who donate to Saint Vincent de Paul through the POOR BOX. Your donations are our major source of income.
Thank you CWL and the Knights of Columbus for all your support not only financially but in so many other ways as well.
Thank you, Magda Nowak, parish secretary for all your help. Do not know what we would do without you.
Thank You Father Forget for your ongoing support of our Saint Vincent de Paul Conference.
Pictures will be posted here soon!