St Vincent de Paul

If you are in need of some assistance, or know of someone in need of help, through food vouchers or household goods, please call the parish office at 519-843-2006 and leave a message. Include your name, phone number, and address, and we will return your call as soon as possible.  

Our History

The Society of St Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 by Frederick Ozanam, a 22 year old student in France. Frederick and his companions sought to assist the poor and marginalized in their community by providing from their own pockets, the material means to keep those from starving. Since then, the society has spread to almost every part of the world.

Who we are

The society of St Vincent de Paul is a non profit, volunteer organization that unites its members in the service of the poor in a humble and discreet manner. Funding for the work done through this society comes through donations of parishioners as well as private donations and bequests.

Volunteer with our Society

As we grow and expand our services to encompass youth involvement, as well as follow up services, we are in need of more members to help us get said projects up and running.

 

St Vincent de Paul Schedule

Our Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar servers play a crucial and necessary role in the celebration of mass. We encourage all girls and boys grade 4 and above to consider becoming an altar server and begin helping their parish. We currently have over 30 servers, but are always looking to grow that number! Training is provided, with servers getting a...

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Catholic Women’s League

What we doThe Catholic Women's League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.ObjectivesThe objectives of the League shall be to unite Catholic women of Canadato achieve individual and collective spiritual development.to promote the teachings of the Catholic church.to exemplify Christian...

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Children’s Liturgy

From September to June, children ages 3-9 are invited to the hall during the 11 am masses (after the first hymn, until the preparation of the gifts) for their own gospel lesson.A staff of committed volunteers teach age-appropriate learning based on the readings of the day. This team is always looking to grow!

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Eucharistic Ministry

From September to June, children ages 3-9 are invited to the hall during the 11 am masses (after the first hymn, until the preparation of the gifts) for their own gospel lesson.We welcome members of our parish community to join this Ministry. Volunteers will receive a training session outlining procedures before, during, and after mass....

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Knights of Columbus

Who we areThe Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that was formed to provide insurance for widows and orphans of deceased members. Since its founding, the scope of the Knights of Columbus has broadened to include raising funds for charitable works, supporting vocations, scholarships, and being active in promoting Catholic values, such...

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Lector Ministry

The role of the Lector is to proclaim the Word of God at each Eucharistic celebration. Those of the ministry should have the noble and selfless desire to spread the word of God's love for the world in Jesus Christ. To proclaim that good news from the sacred text is indeed a wonderful honour for...

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Music Ministry

Traditional ChoirThe traditional choir, lead by Frank Rider, brings the sound of beautiful voices to the Saturday mass and the 9 am Sunday mass.  The volunteers work hard to prepare for all liturgical celebrations of the season as well as sacramental celebrations (weddings & funerals). Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights at 7 pm and...

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St Vincent de Paul

If you are in need of some assistance, or know of someone in need of help, through food vouchers or household goods, please call the parish office at 519-843-2006 and leave a message. Include your name, phone number, and address, and we will return your call as soon as possible.  Our HistoryThe Society of St Vincent...

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Ushers Team

Who we areUshers are an important part of parish life as we welcome our regular parishioners and visitors to our liturgies each week. The volunteers on this team fill many functions, such as helping people to be seated and ensuring that parishioners get communion. Ushers also assist with the Procession of the Gifts, collection, and...

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We encourage and appreciate all parishioners able to volunteer their time with the various ministries at St Joseph Parish Fergus.