St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is:

To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

At St. Clare, Vincentians:

    • see Christ in anyone who suffers;
    • come together as a family;
    • have personal contact with the poor through "Home Visits";
    • help in all possible ways.

Membership in the Society requires selfless commitment, the humility to serve the poor without judgement, a strong trust in God and faith that the work of the Society will help the poor in ways that are important to them.

The St. Clare Conference of the Society has been in continuous operation for over 90 years and meets every third Monday of the month. Its members have found that they average 6 to 10 hours per month of volunteer work including regular meetings. Potential members are subject to a screening process that includes an interview and a police reference check. By example, members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul show the highest degree of discretion, good judgement and confidentiality.

For more information about the work of the Society at St. Clare, please contact a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society or the President, Mary Jo Bagnato, at

To reach the Saint Vincent de Paul volunteers at our parish please call 416-654-7087 ext. 8.



Inquiries may be made by contacting us or after Masses.