St. Vincent de Paul


Our aim is to bring the healing mind, compassion and understanding, acceptance, encouragement and availability. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul helps the poor through visitation, food vouchers, food box program, clothing vouchers, furniture and our Christmas program. Our founding Father F. Ozanam said, “Let us be patient, and wait for their questions and opinions that will come if they find we are good and will listen to them.” If you would like to volunteer with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, contact the parish office. A police reference check is required to participate in this Ministry.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul now has new blue colored envelopes available on the table in the Narthex. If you would like a tax receipt for your monthly contributions to our poor box, please feel free to use these envelopes.

If you require food assistance, please call 289-300-1023 and a representative will contact you.

FURNITURE DONATIONS:  The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at Mary Mother of God Parish will accept offers of furniture donations.   Please contact the church office and a SSVP volunteer will in turn contact you.  If we cannot accept the donation,  we will refer you to St. Michael’s Parish at 905-844-7971 as they have a storage facility and may be interested in your furniture donation.  St.  Michaels’ parish also supports Dr. Simone’s Food for Children organization and can accept appliances, dishes, books, clothing,  toys,  etc.  Please contact their parish for further information.

USED CLOTHING:  Please do not drop off clothing items at Mary Mother of God Parish.  We do not have the storage for these items.  Used clothing drives are held twice a year, once in the Fall and again in the Spring.  Watch for notices regarding our upcoming Clothing Drives.

SPRING CLOTHING DRIVE –  SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL:  APRIL 21/22.   Our Ministry currently serves 90 families in need (including over 160 children) who live in our immediate neighbourhood.  The families rely on the clothing drives to meet their clothing requirements.  We will accept donations of clean, gently used clothes & shoes. Please sort clean clothes and label each bag according to GENDER & SIZE (Ladies M, Boys 4-6X etc.).  Kindly do not mix shoes, accessories with clothes.  We cannot accept household items, toys or books. Please bring on April 21/22 before and after the Masses. to Mary Mother of God Church, 2745 North Ridge Trail, Oakville.   We cannot store any items before April 21. Thank you for your support!