Our Mission

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.

Helping Hands

As Vincentians, we:
    • see Christ in anyone who suffers;
    • come together as a family;
    • have personal contact with the poor;
    • help in all possible ways.

Our logo

  • The fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

  • The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst.   

  • The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor.

  • The circle bounding the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature  of the SSVP, an international Society

  • The words serviens in spe mean to serve in hope, the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ

Society of St Vincent de Paul Halifax

We welcome those interested in becoming a volunteer. If you would like to be a part of our organization, please contact the conference in your area.