"Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor, and for enabling them to be fully a part of society."
- Pope Francis, Evangeli Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel), #187.
Founded by the Canadian Bishops in 1967 as a response to the mandate of Vatican II, Development and Peace (D & P) is part of Caritas, the Vatican's international development and aid agency.
To learn more about D & P please click here.
The goal of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is to bring the love and peace of Christ to all by providing emergency assistance to all people in need.
Membership in the SSVP is open to everyone over 18 years of age. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 7:00 pm in St. Michael Parish hall. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more about us.
For emergency assistance, please call 780-984-0069 and leave a message. You will be contacted as soon as possible.
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
The Pope Video --- Spend 90 seconds praying with Pope Francis for a new justice-related intention every month. You can access his video here or at thepopevideo.org