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St. Vincent de Paul Society (SSVP) 

St. Joseph
140 Moody Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2P9

Thank you!

The charitable work of this parish is made largely possible by the goodwill and generosity of the parishioners. The unconditional love and support we receive from our pastor, Father Mark, and the parishioners of St. Joseph’s enables us to continue God’s work in serving the poor. Thank You. God bless our parish and all its parishioners.

Thank you

December 2022

Dear St. Joseph’s parishioners: Your generosity is overwhelming. 

The charitable work of this parish is made possible by your goodwill and generosity. The members of the Society thank you for your contributions to our Jesse Tree project. We also thank you for your monetary donations throughout the year. God bless you all. We wish you all a joyous and healthy New Year.

Jesse Tree 2022

November  2022

The Jesse Tree is now installed in the church for the next two weeks.  This year we will have gift tags for Birthright and envelopes for donations on the tree.  If you wish to participate in our Christmas Program, you can take a tag or envelope from the tree.  

Please make any cheques payable to SSVP or Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.  Please place your gifts (UNWRAPPED) under the tree and your envelopes with donations in the basket next to the tree.  

We would appreciate having all gifts and donations returned no later than Sunday, November 27.  

We will meet on Thursday, December 1 in the upstairs room to sort the gifts and get them ready for distribution before Christmas.  After November 27, any outstanding envelopes can be placed in the basket next to the weekly collection basket in the vestibule or dropped off at the office during their regular business hours   As always, thank you and God Bless you all for your continued support and generosity.  

About Jesse Tree, click on the graphic below:

Thank you

October 2022

Our Society of St. Vincent de Paul launched a campaign to collect used eyeglasses over the Summer. We are happy to announce that we collected 60 pair of eye glasses. Thank you everyone for your generosity, you have helped someone out there see better. Your used glasses mean a lot to many in the developing nations, because they simply cannot afford the corrective eyeglasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly. For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.

Once again, thank you!


October 2022

Thanksgiving. A time for all of us to give thanks to our God and Creator for all He has given us and will continue to give us in our daily lives.

We are still delivering food gift cards to the people we serve instead of boxes of groceries; still a bit leery of Covid-19. We visited 15 families in the area on October 6 and 7, and delivered Superstore Food Cards along with a Thanksgiving greeting card.   Everyone is always so grateful for our visit and the assistance we continue to give them. It is so heartwarming to receive their thanks and appreciation. We are thankful to God for giving us the opportunity to serve His people and for the ever present guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The parishioners of St. Joseph’s are always so generous and it is because of them that we are able to continue to do God’s work. We are blessed to have parishioners who acknowledge the importance of the Corporal Works of Mercy, the first of which is “feed the hungry”.

On a sad note, one of the people we served for a number of years sadly passed away in early September. A senior in the community, Mary Margaret was always happy to receive our phone calls, have us come for a visit and deliver a hamper at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Her family had a lovely celebration of life for her and SSVP was represented by one of its members. 

This year our summer seems to have been extended by at least a month, a gift to us because of the very slow start to our summer season. As fall slowly creeps upon us we are now looking forward to making plans for our Christmas program which will get under way in mid November.

God bless you all.

Used Eyeglasses Collection Campaign

August 2022

This Summer our Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is launching a campaign to collect used eyeglasses. Later the eyeglasses are then dropped of at various Optometry Centres in Port Moody and Coquitlam for distribution to the Third World Eye Care Society. Over the years the SSVP have collected hundreds and hundreds of pairs of used eyeglasses for distribution.

There is a container on the bookcase in the vestibule of the church for you to drop of your used eyeglasses. Thank you for your donation!

Margaret Rowe - our Ministry Coordinator for SSVP has written a very nice article to update us about SSVP,  this important campaign,  about the Third World Eye Care Society and the patron of Saint for Eyes. Click the graphic below to read the full article. Thank you.

Some memories from the Healing Mass on June 21, 2022

Here are some photo taken after our healing Mass, enjoy...

Mass with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

For the first time since 2019 we are once again having our Mas with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. It will be held on Tuesday evening, June 21 at 7:00pm.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is intended to heal, strengthen, and bring comfort to those who suffer physically, mentally, spiritually, and for all seniors in our parish. The celebration consists of the Laying on of Hands, a biblical gesture in which the community prays for healing and Anointing with Holy Oils, a practice signifying healing, strengthening and the Holy Spirit’s presence.

Please register your attendance by signing the registration form in the vestibule of the church or by calling the parish office at (604) 461-1369 during regular office hours.

Thank you!

November 2021

Thank you kindly to kindly to all our members of our St. Vincent de Paul Society and for all who donated to make this year’s Jesse Tree Campaign so successful. The numbers are still being tallied but we figure it’s another record breaking year for St. Joseph’s. Your generosity in supporting our local needy families and local charitable allies is amazing and will go a long, long way. 

Jesse Tree

November 2021

Brothers and sisters, when you're in the church, please draw close to our Jesse Tree!  Our Society of St. Vincent de Paul are helping us prepare to GENEROUSLY enter the Advent and Christmas seasons.  All offerings will be put to good use to help needy families and individuals in our region during December. 

Please snag an envelope from the tree, spend sometime to pray about your offering, and - during the next couple weeks - please place your envelope(s) in any of our collection baskets. You can also drop it off at our parish office.

"Love one another with the charity of Christ; let the love you have in your hearts, be shown outwardly in your deeds."  - St. Clare of Assisi


September 9, 2021 | 7:00pm

SSVP’s first in person meeting of the year will take place in the upstairs room of the church on Thursday, September 9th at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to join.

Jesse Tree 

November 2020

Thanksgiving Food Hampers

On October 7th we will deliver food hampers to our needy neighbors. Please help us to do God’s work by donating much needed non-perishable food items for our hampers. Donations can be left in the vestibule of the church. Suggestions: Canned Foods, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, 1L Tetra Pk Juice,  Cereal, Pancake Mix & Syrup, Jam, Peanut Butter, Tea, Coffee, Cookies, Crackers or any other non-perishables you wish to donate will be appreciated.

Please check the best before & expired dates. We cannot delivery food items that are out
of date or expired. Thank you!

Healing Mass

Healing Mass celebrated by Fr. Thomas on Tuesday, 18 June 2019. Saint Vincent de Paul group, led by Marg Rowe; hosted the luncheon after the Mass. There was grace, there was healing, there was fellowship, there was  forgiveness and there was gratitude for the blessings we have in our lives.

Easter Hampers

Packing of Easter Hampers is scheduled for April 12th. These packages will be distributed to families in need in our area. We would appreciate any non-perishable food items as donations. 

  • canned beans
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • chilli, chef Boyardee
  • canned tomatoes
  • cereal
  • granola bars
  • crackers