October 1, 2015
A recent Sunday gospel gave me pause to think about the phrase "two by two" and what it means to be sent out two by two. (read more)
September 21, 2015
A reflection for all Vincentians struggling with replacing their President, including Regional ONRC.
September is a month of celebrations for Vincentians. Both the feast days of our founder and of our principal patron fall during the month.. read on..
Aug 12, 2015
Again we have an opportunity to make a real improvement in the lives of our neighbours in need. This time ask yourself, "If I was struggling to make ends meet, whom would I vote for?"
Now vote!(read more)
Oct 1, 2015
It is pretty obvious that the 2015 federal election process is unfolding into a game of one-upmanship. As soon as one party leader makes an announcement, almost immediately the others promise something along the same lines..
..While this may be good TV which lives on news segments that are measured in minutes if not in seconds, the voter is deprived of the opportunity to make an informed choice. A set of unconnected promises hardly presents the whole picture and makes it almost impossible to connect the dots. Even the candidate debates follow this model of fragmentation.
How is it possible to vote for anyone without seeing the entire landscape?
What happened to the common good?
What happened to a vision of Canada in which everyone has at least an equal chance of give and take?
Do all the promises that are made satisfy only short-term wants, without addressing long-term needs?
Current polls seems to indicate that the electorate is just as confused as the candidate’s speeches are confusing.
Let us remind our candidates that they must present a vision of Canada guided by principles of love and justice for everyone in our community
October 4, 2015
Saint Paul University (SPU) and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) proudly congratulate Ms. Hannah MacFarlane on receiving a $5,000 bursary to study at SPU.(read more)
September 14, 2015
This was the second year of the Community Harvest for the St. George SVDP Conference. We wanted to continue to seek a way to serve our friends in a positive way beyond providing grocery vouchers. We purchased a community garden plot from the City of London and grew vegetables that we would share with the people we serve.(read more)
September 1, 2015
For the fourth year the Saint Vincent DePaul Conference in Saint John of The Cross Parish facilitated a Needathon so all the school age children who we serve would get some money towards back to school costs.(read more)
July 1, 2015
All good things come to an end, and we are drawing close to the end of term for our Regional President, Jim Paddon. As you know, there are strict rules for terms of office, and the Regional President term of office is 5 years. Jim's term expires on July 1, 2016.(read more)