St Vincent DePaul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.
The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1883. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
During the last year we have:
Visited people who are housebound or unwell.
Supported people who are in desperate need, including refugees and asylum seekers.
Collected food to support Food Banks
Given out many grocery parcels over the Christmas period.
Supported the SVP charity shops in Tremorfa, Barry and Trowbridge.
For more information about the SVP, please see a member of the SVP after the 10am Mass on a Sunday.
If you think you would like to join the SVP, please see one of our members and come along to one of our meetings.
This year we enroled many children from our
Primary School as Mini Vinnies. We will pray for them and hope that they will be inspired to continue the work of St Vincent well into their adult lives.
Find out more about Mini Vinnies by visiting their website