St Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international voluntary Catholic Christian organisation founded by Blessed Frederic Ozanam and St. Vincent de Paul who inspired him.

In 2014, the Society celebrated their 170th anniversary in Ireland.

Membership of the Society is open to anyone who can adopt the ethos of Society of St Vincent de Paul. Their inspiration and energy is drawn from the Gospels and Catholic social teaching and attempt to live the core values (Love of God and Love of our neighbour) through an action oriented programme, working directly with people in need.logo

The SVP is a large, national, voluntary-led, decentralised, organisation with extensive experience of working with a diverse range of people who experience poverty and exclusion. Through a network of over 8,000 volunteers, it is strongly committed to working for social justice and advocates the creation of a more just and caring society.

Funding is raised by corporate and public contributions, internal collections and government support for projects tackling social exclusion. Members make a contribution towards our administration cost at each weekly meeting.

Our own Porterstown Conference are engaged in vital outreach work in our community. They do tremendous work behind the scenes, putting flesh on the Gospel message of loving our ‘neighbour’. There is always a need for new members in the Conference, if you feel you can give an hour or two a week please contact the Porterstown conference of the Society please in the Parish Centre every Tuesay evening from 7-8pm.

For more detailed information on the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

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