Society of St Vincent de Paul

Prince George, B.C.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”    Mahata Gandhi


St. Vincent's opening new thrift store

[Prince George Citizen, Nov 21, 2017


If people are looking for a few little miracles, look no further than St. Vincent de Paul Society's new Thrift Store location at 1645 Third Ave, which holds its grand opening Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Take a step inside to see the brightly painted walls, the lovely floors, not to mention all the donated items available for sale or gifted to those in need.


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St. Vincent de Paul relocating thrift shop


The Prince George Citizen, April 19, 2017


There's a new thrift shop in store for the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  

The local non-profit that provides meals 365 days a year to those in need at the Drop In Centre in the downtown core of Prince George needed a bigger space for the thrift shop and after a two-year search founda new location.

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Volunteers needed:  Easter Dinner 2017


St Vincent de Paul urgently needs volunteers for our Easter Dinner, April 16th, at Sacred Heart Auditorium.  For the success of the dinner, 50 volunteers are required from 10:15 am to 2:00 pm.   Please consider sharing your Easter Sunday with those less fortunate.   To ensure we have enough volunteers, it is imperative that you register by calling the Drop-In Centre at 250-564-7871 between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Thursday.   


Donations of fruit pies would be very much appreciated.  They can be dropped off at the Drop-In Centre [1220 - 2nd Avenue] up to Thursday, April 13th at 4:00 pm.   Please wrap and label the pies beforehand.   




North of 60


St Vincent de Paul National Council  >>  Projects and Committees


Last year your National Council moved to have all Regions support

the peoples of the Arctic and the North of 60 Project became a National initiative.  


Tuktoyaktuk was the first Northern Community that the Society started to support.  The presence of Sister Fay Trombley at Our Lady of Grace Church, and her work with Community Leaders over several years, allowed for the start of ......

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Happy St Louise de Marillac Feast Day!


St Louise de Marillac [1591 - 1660] ,  March 15


More information is available at these sites:


http://catholicsaints.info/saint-louise-de-marillac/


http://dailygospel.org/main.php?language=AM&module=saintfeast&id=9774&fd=0





What do you say to a homeless person?


   CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY  [Dec 30, 2016]



It's a common sight at a city intersection.   A man or a woman holds a cardboard sign:  "Homeloess, Hungry.  Please Give.  Anything Helps."


Most motorists, stopped at the light and eager ot move on, just ignore the person.


Bur what should you do before the light changes?


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Christmas Hamper Volunteer Opportunities  ...


We are entering ou busiest time of the year and would not be able to carry out our work without the gift of volunteers and their time.  


If you are able to help with any of the following please register by phoning the Drop-In Centre, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at 250 - 564-7871.


Volunteer Opportunities Include …



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170th Anniversary of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Canada


The first conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Canada was founded on November 12, 1846, coming to life at the cathedral, in the city of Québec.  Ever since the Society has continued to expad across the coutry and today, we are present from coast to coast.  In spite of parish closures and amalgamations, the number of our conferences in increasing and we ontinue [to] recruit new volunteers.


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Local helps those in need  


A chance encounter inspired a local kid to make a postive change.


Jayden Wong, a Grade 3 student from Westwood elementary, helped deliver around 200 pounds of food to the St. Vincent de Paul Society Friday morning. He also brought eight bags of blankets, warm winter clothing and more than $300 - all with the hope of helping the local homeless population.


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Your help is urgently needed


St Vincent de Paul is seeking volunteers for the sandwich line which makes and serves sandwiches, coffee, and snacks to St Vincent guests on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons......

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St Vincent de Paul Society serving up Thanksgiving dinner ...


The Prince George Citizen, October 6, 2016


St Vincent de Paul Society is preparing to feed about 800 people Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart auditorium at 887 Patricia Blvd ......

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Thanksgiving Dinner, 2016 ...


October 1, 2016


St Vincent de Paul will host a Thanksgiving Dinner for those who would not otherise have one at Sacred Heart Cathedral Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2016.   Dinner will be served from 11:30 - 1:15 pm.

Volunteers are needed  .....

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St. Vincent's volunteer part of the family


The Prince George Citizen, September 29, 2016


Almost every day for the last 10 years there's a familiar face that can be seen at St. Vincent de Paul Society's Drop-In Centre on Second Ave.  

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The Thrift Store welcomes your donations


September 27, 2016


St Vincent's Thrift Store welomes your donations of clothing, home furnishings, appliances, toys, crafts, etc.

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The Vincentian Family celebrates its 400th Anniversary in 2017


18 May 2016   CGI news       St Vincent de Paul Global website          


Let's go!   The entire Vincentian Family prepares to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Vincentian charism that will take place throughout the year 2017.  

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THE SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL

Serving Prince George

and Area



DROP-IN CENTRE

1220 - 2nd Avenue

250 - 564-7871

svdp@shaw.ca



THRIFT STORE

1645 - 3rd Avenue

250 - 562-5136



MAILING ADDRESS

Box 1617

Prince George, B.C.

V2L 4V6



HOW CAN YOU HELP?


Donate

    Monetary

    Guidelines

    Donor Recognition


Volunteer

    Drop-In Centre

    Store

    Soup Bus Society

   

Special Projects

    Easter Dinner

    Thanksgiving Dinner

    Christmas Dinner

    Christmas Hampers


SEPTEMBER 27, FEAST DAY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

The SSVP is under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul, it draws its inspiration from his thoughts and his works. Members strive, in a spirit of justice, charity, mutual help, and solidarity with the poor, and by personal commitment, to ease the hardships of those who suffer.


St. Vincent de Paul was born at Pouy, France on April 24, 1581. He was ordained a priest on September 23, 1600. Vincent devoted himself entirely to the alleviation of the sufferings of the poor, and to that purpose established the Confraternities of Charity, later known as the Ladies of Charity, in 1617. In 1625 he founded the Congregation of the Mission, his community of priests and brothers. With Louise de Marillac, he co-founded the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Vincent died in Paris on September 27, 1660 and was canonized in 1737. Pope Leo XIII declared him patron saint of all works of charity.



A St Vincent de Paul Conference is a group of members who come together to fulfill the Mission of the Society to serve Christ by serving the poor.  Through prayer and solidarity, members come together to nourish and renew their faith and sustain each other.  Meetings are an opportunity to strengthen this spirit of community, share experiences, learn more about our faith, and plan activities.


Due to the CoVID-19 Pandemic, CONFERENCE MEETINGS have been put on hold.

We hope to resume as circumstances change.

Notices will be posted here and in parish bulletins.


  

  

Good Neighbour Food Drive ...  Sunday, October 6, 2019



The downturn in the forestry industry has caused hardship for many families

and communities across the province, especially in our neighbouring town of Mackenzie.   A Good Neighbour Food Drive is being organized to help the parishioners  of St. Peter's Parish and their community food bank, St. Peter's Pantry.


If you can help, please bring nonperishable items to one of the four Catholic parishes in PG before or after Mass on the weekend of October 6th.  St Vincent de Paul is looking after collecting the nonperishable items and delivering them to Mackenzie.


Thanks you very much for your support!


Social Justice  ...  We Need You!


St Vincent de Paul is looking for a Social Justice representative.  The representative would take the lead for social justice at our monthly conference meetings, liaise with fellow members across Canada, and help guide the society in their local efforts.  Expertise is not required, just a willingness to learn more.  The position would not be part of the Board.


Social justice seeks to address the root causes of poverty by advocating for changes in current systems and structures and by developing actions that can lead to the relief of poverty and provide a sense of hope and human dignity.  This can sound rather daunting.  Helping the poor and responding to their needs is traditionally what St Vincent de Paul members do.  Now the challenge is to go beyond putting together hampers and making sandwiches for the poor.  In future conference meetings, we would like to begin with one or two issues that can be addressed locally.  


If this sounds like a challenge you might be interested in, we would love to hear from you!  For further information, please email the Society at svdppg@shaw.ca.

World Day of the Poor

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time,

November 17, 2019

Resources ....  

Our thanks to Josephine Scott and Ave Maria Specialties on a recent fundraiser for St Vincent's.   Josephine collected and painted these stones with Celtic and heart symbols and sold them through Ave Maria during the summer, raising over $400.