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 the needy 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 gratefully accepted by cheque to: St. Agnes Society of St. Vincent de Paul (these can be sent to the church) or by e-transfer to

Do you need assistance?

People needing emergency food should call the number below.  The  message will reach a Vincentian volunteer who will co-ordinate and deliver the food to the residence.

Please call:  519.504.8399

Christmas 2021 Hampers

Due to Covid, St. Agnes Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be helping with the food bank Christmas hampers again this year rather than having our angel tree.  The food bank will be supplying the turkey or chicken.  Along with other conferences across Kitchener-Waterloo, we will help by raising money to buy the gift cards to be distributed with the meat.  Families can use these gift cards to purchase the rest of their Christmas dinner and special treats for their children.  The Salvation Army, with help from the Knights of Columbus, will supply the toys.

Last year there were 4600 families across the region who enjoyed Christmas with your assistance.  We are committed to raising $10,000 from our St. Agnes conference.  Any donation amount will be a great blessing!  Donations can be made by a cheque payable to “St. Agnes Society of St. Vincent de Paul” and put in the collection basket or in a clearly marked envelope brought to the parish office.  They can also be made through an e-transfer to

Thank you so much for your generosity!

Support of Northern Communities

Our Kitchener-Waterloo St. Vincent de Paul Societies would like to help the northern communities in Nunavut again this year.  Two years ago St. Agnes church collected peanut butter and dehydrated chicken noodle soup for them.  We had started collecting these items again last year when we were put into lockdown. 

Since we are unable to collect peanut butter and Lipton chicken noodle soup to send to those in need in Nunavut this year, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has set up a Canada Helps website for your donations.

The food will be purchased with these donations.  This year it will be sent to the community of Chesterfield Inlet since Baker Lake is receiving help from Agnico Eagle Mines which is located near there.