The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organisation. It is arranged in local groups called Conferences.  It is a lay organisation and the clergy are only involved as spiritual advisers.   It is open to men and women, young and old.  They only ask that members accept the Christian ethos of the Society and are committed to express their love of God through service to their neighbours.     YOU can make a difference.   By joining your local Group you can help to support individuals, families and children in need.  You can volunteer for a range of activities, depending on your interests.  You do not need any experience.  It does not matter how much time you can spare.   Every little helps.

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organisation.
It is arranged in local groups called Conferences.  It is a lay organisation and the clergy are only involved as spiritual advisers.   It is open to men and women, young and old.  They only ask that members accept the Christian ethos of the Society and are committed to express their love of God through service to their neighbours.     YOU can make a difference.   By joining your local Group you can help to support individuals, families and children in need.  You can volunteer for a range of activities, depending on your interests.  You do not need any experience.  It does not matter how much time you can spare.   Every little helps.

 

Bishop John Keenan recently took to Facebook to comment on the report that he was reading by the SSVP in the Diocese of Paisley. Bishop John has a wide reach on Facebook and SSVP Scotland are pleased that his message of the great works that are carried out in Paisley have been ‘liked’ by almost 1000 people!   This is what he said:

Just reading through the annual report of the Paisley Diocese St. Vincent De Paul Society which gave £106,000 in charity to the needy in 2016 as well as making 7,000 visits to the homes of the needy or to Hospitals and Care Homes. Their clothing and furniture projects helped out 86 families and their members 6,400 times brought the elderly and disabled to Sunday Mass, not to mention the special works projects with those with special needs and with the homeless. Amazing work, all carried out by 250 members throughout the diocese. I am so proud of all of you and encourage more of our Catholics to make a New Year’s resolution to join up to become members in this wonderful work.  Read more

Saint Vincent de Paul

The Society is named after St Vincent de Paul who lived from 1581 to 1660 and whose life was devoted to helping the underprivileged.  He is the patron of Christian charity and, as such, he is a fitting patron for our Society.

The Society is named after St Vincent de Paul who lived from 1581 to 1660 and whose life was devoted to helping the underprivileged.  He is the patron of Christian charity and, as such, he is a fitting patron for our Society.

Our Local Group (Conference)

We have our SVDP meetings every Tuesday morning after 10 am Mass. We are always keen to welcome new members to our Society. If you wish to find out more about what we do in the Parish please contact 07896 154093.

You can also use this contact number if you have an immediate need for our services.
If you would like to help in any way and can spend even a couple of hours a week, then get in touch with us.  You could visit someone who is lonely or ill, donate any pieces of unwanted furniture or help with the pick up or delivery of these items. Poverty can take the form of loneliness, bereavement, chronic or terminal illness.    As Mother Theresa said“ The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved”.

If you would like to help in any way and can spend even a couple of hours a week, then get in touch with us.  You could visit someone who is lonely or ill, donate any pieces of unwanted furniture or help with the pick up or delivery of these items.

Poverty can take the form of loneliness, bereavement, chronic or terminal illness.    As Mother Theresa said“ The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved”.