The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international association of Catholic lay people devoted to the service of the poor and disadvantaged. The local chapter meets weekly or as required to give material aid to those in need.
St. Augustine Chapter was formed in 1963 with Pat O’Sullivan appointed President.
The works the Society does is solely financed by the members of St. Augustine parish, through a monthly collection. Members of the Society volunteer their time to service those people, who require their help. The monies collected by the collection and individual donation to toward handing out food hampers every Wednesday afternoon from the parish. The Society distributes approximately 70 to 120 hampers each month or approximately 1200 hampers each year.
The society also receives donation of clothing, furniture and other household items that are given to those in need.
At times transportation and shelter is also given to transients needing assistance. much of this assistance is given in the forms of vouchers at the church office. For those requiring long tern assistance, contact is made with Provincial and City officials through the society.
“That which you do to the least of my brothers and sister, you do for me.”
For more information of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul please contact:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
St. Augustine of Canterbury Conference
St. Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church
327- 4th Street
Brandon Manitoba R7A 3H1