Outreach & Social Groups
Catholic Women's League (CWL)
Development & Peace
Knights of Columbus
Legion of Mary
Mental Health Support (New Day / You Are Not Alone)
Secular Franciscan Order
Seniors on the Move & Young at Heart
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Yarning with Love
Our primary purpose is making missionary rosaries. These rosaries are given free to those in need of one. We also make rosaries for sale – for First Communion, Confirmation, anniversaries etc. Meet two evenings a month for two hours.
Secular Franciscan Order
A fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (then the Third Order of St. Francis) was canonically established at St. Peter's Cathedral Basilica in London, Ontario in 1948. At present, the fraternity has 8 active professed members, as well as 2 candidates and 1 enquirer in formation.
The fraternity currently meets on the fourth Sunday of each month at the Parish Centre, St. Peter's Cathedral for prayers, ongoing formation and to support the common and personal apostolates of its members. The fraternity supports itself and its works of charity through monetary contributions from its own members.
The fraternity continues to invite new members to join its number. Those who are interested in finding out more about becoming a Secular Franciscan can contact Br. Robin Francis, OFS, email@example.com.
Seniors On The Move & Young At Heart
Seniors on the Move has been active in the parish at St. Michael's for 22 years. For 12 weeks in the fall and 20 weeks from January to May, seniors gather on Wednesday and Friday for exercise classes, coffee and social time. The leader is a certified, CPR-trained fitness instructor and is very mindful of the participants’ various medical conditions. The sessions are good for the body and the spirit. Participants enjoy socializing, support through life circumstances, guest speakers, special lunches and even some special off-season outings, focused on activity.
Enrollment is limited.
Young at Heart card players have been playing bridge at the parish once a week for over a decade. Anywhere from 4 to 7 bridge tables are set up, and there is coffee, tea and goodies. New players and visiting players are welcomed into this friendly group.
The Social Committee is the heart of the hospitality of St. Michael's. Active all year round with planning and running Coffee Sundays, Volunteer Appreciation Night, Christmas Bazaar, Feast of St. Michael weekend, Wedding Anniversary weekend and more; they keep us engaged with one another.
Our purpose is to heighten awareness of parishioners about issues of justice through education and involvement in social action. We act as a liaison to the Pastoral Team, bringing items to their attention and exploring ideas and needs. A two-hour meeting each month and extra time commitments for some projects, held at St. Michael's Parish.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
SSVP at St. Michael's
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) 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.
We give direct service to those in need within our Parish Boundary by going out in pairs on home visits. We visit their homes to talk with them, to find out more about their needs, and to offer what assistance we can. We help with food, clothing, furniture, and household items. In December, Christmas gifts for the kids as part of our Angel Tree program are provided. We spend time at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store sorting clothes. We are also involved in other special projects throughout the year.
Our charity work is supported by generous parishioners who donate at our collections on the 2nd Sunday of each month. (Cheques are made payable to St. Michael's Parish with SSVP on the memo line. Electronic donations are made on Pllenty by selecting SSVP from the drop-down list. Donation envelopes are available as well for tax receipt purposes.) As the SSVP is volunteer driven, all donations go directly to those in need. Thank you for your generous support.
We would love to have you as part of our outreach team. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Saint John Paul II room (upstairs). For more information about volunteering please click here.
If you need assistance, call 519-433-6689 and press #5 then #2. Please leave a message with your name, address, and phone number, as well as the assistance requested. We will get back to you shortly to discuss your needs. Volunteers will be assigned to visit you and to bring assistance. Please be sure to check that you live within our parish boundaries.
SSVP at St. Peter's Cathedral
The Society's Conference at St. Peter's Cathedral provides outreach services within the parish boundaries to those in need. Vouchers for food, clothing, and housewares are provided through visits to our neighbours' homes throughout the year. We also offer a listening and attentive ear and provide information regarding resources available in our community. These services are available through the generous financial assistance of the parishioners of St. Peter's Cathedral and the support of the Cathedral Rector. For these reasons, we have no administrative overhead and all donations are directed to those in need.
If you are interested in joining us in the work of this ministry and becoming a Vincentian, please refer to the attachment below outlining the ministry description, requirements and commitments and the scheduling of meeting and visits involved in this important work with the poor. For more information or to volunteer, we invite you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSVP Volunteer Description [Click here]
I need assistance from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
In order to receive assistance from the SSVP at St. Peter's, you must live within our service boundaries.
Interactive map of our service boundaries [Click here]
To register and request assistance from the St Peter’s Saint Vincent de Paul Society, please call 519 432- 3475 extension 239 every Wednesday and Thursday between 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. When you call, please have the following information ready:
- First name and family name (please spell both)
- Address and apartment number; buzzer number if applicable
- Telephone number where you may be reached or a message may be left for you
- Number of people permanently residing at the address
- Items required (food voucher, SSVP store voucher, or a single LTC bus ticket)
The St. Peter's SSVP can visit a household once every 3 months. The visits will be made by 2 volunteers, Tuesdays between 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and the last Saturday of each month between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (NOON). Please answer your phone during the time period on Tuesday or Saturday when you are expecting our visit. Please be aware that our team’s phone number may appear as “unknown caller”.
If you are not within our boundaries, you may contact the Catholic parish that looks after your area and ask for the SSVP there.