St Vincent de Paul Society
St. Agnes has a conference (organization) of the worldwide Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as do almost all K-W Roman Catholic churches.
Each conference is responsible for looking after our Neighbours in Need in the general geographic boundaries of its church. They are supported largely by donations from parishioners. St. Agnes asks for contributions after liturgies on the last weekend of each month.
Donations are also gratefully accepted by cheque made payable to: St. Agnes Society of St. Vincent de Paul. These can be sent to the church or put in the collection basket.
Donations can also be made by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need assistance?
People needing emergency food should call the number below. The message will reach a Vincentian volunteer who will coordinate food assistance to the residence.
Please call: 519.504.8399
Christmas 2022 Hampers – Update
The amazing generosity of our parishioners at Christmas time allowed us to continue to provide support to families with our Christmas hamper program. Through the combined efforts of many, this year we helped 40 families, made up of 65 adults, 55 children and 10 teens. Parishioners provided clothing for children 12 and under, gift cards for teens, and treats for families through the Angel Tree. Toys were provided by the Knights of Columbus. A class at Bluevale collected and donated hygiene items from which families could select. There were also some hats, mitts and socks available. And your financial donations enabled us to give gift cards for food (the amount based on family size), which allowed families to personalize their selections. A pair of boots and a comforter were also requested and provided.
Support of Northern Communities
Just like the work we do in our local area assisting families with food hampers, different SSVP conferences and councils across Ontario region have adopted communities in Nunavut. Food prices in communities north of the 60th parallel can be exceptionally high and keep communities and families in poverty. North of 60 is a project of the Ontario Region SSVP that aims to support 11 of these communities. Chesterfield Inlet, home to about 420 people, 48% of whom are under 18, is one of these communities. Together with other KW SSVP Conferences, St. Agnes will be supporting this hamlet community with food that will be sent North by sea container during their summer period so that food hampers can be made and shared. St. Agnes will be collecting Cheez Whiz, the 450 gram size, and Nutella, the 725 gram size, from now until July 23rd. We hope to send one of each item per family for each month of the year. That means that we are hoping to collect 360 jars of Cheez Whiz. and 360 jars of Nutella. Any help that you can give us towards achieving this goal would be most greatly appreciated! Donated items can be placed in the Saint Vincent de Paul box in the Narthex. Thank you for your ongoing support in helping us to work towards alleviating food insecurity among our Neighbours in Need.
New members are always welcome!