May 1 2022
The resurrected Lord appeared to the apostles at the Sea of Galilee. They had just come back from a night of fishing but caught nothing. Jesus told them to again cast their nets into the sea. At first Peter was reluctant to do so. He was tired and doubted anything would happen...
March 8, 2022
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
At the request of our President General and the entire International Board of Directors, we send you the file with the four Resolutions approved this Saturday, guiding the Superior Councils on how to help Ukraine.
Thank you very much,Fraternally yours,
Ambre (read more)
January 29, 2022
We at the Ottawa Central Council are very excited to launch this lottery draw that will help to extend the SSVP's mission of supporting people living in poverty in Ottawa
The first draw will take place on Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 (read more)
January 16, 2021
In response to the current discussions at our National Council level regarding systemic racism in Canada, the ONRC formed a Systemic Racism Working Group (SRWG) to discuss this issue and how it affects racialized persons, especially those living in poverty.(read more)
If you missed the webinar, you may find both the webinar and the powerpoint presentation at the link below:
April 10, 2022
As we welcome the warm air of Spring we reflect on the Lenten Gospel readings of the encounters Jesus has with ordinary people. For parishes with an RCIA program, the Fourth Sunday of Lent reading is the Second Scrutiny, (John 9. 1 – 41). Jesus encounters the man born blind. The reading challenges us to put ourselves in the place of the blind man...
On Saturday Jan 22nd, we joined the Muslim Soup Kitchen (MSK) on Hamilton road to give out coats and winter items. We arrived at 12:30 and there was already a line up for food to be served at 1pm...
For the past 6 years the students of Mrs. Kustermans class at St. Vincent de Paul school in Strathroy, have been gathering up socks, tuques, mits, hygiene products and putting them in Christmas gift bags for people who attend the annual Christmas lunch for those in need organized by the All Saints Conference. They separate them to male of female and one is given to each and every person who comes on that day. Actually all the students in the school participate in bringing in the products. They are so generous and the children just love doing it all and packing it up. We invite a family to come and give them to the people...
After a successful growing season in the spring and summer of 2019 members from the Saint George conference in London have started two new garden projects in Byron. The fresh vegitables were really appreciated by our neighbours in need...