|St Vincent de Paul|
The Society of St Vincent De Paul
The Society of St Vincent De Paul, has a proud record of services to this community since 1924 and that service continues to this present time.
“WE OFFER SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP IN DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES”
We Can Help
We provide support and friendship to you; we are committed to working with you through your current financial difficulty.
We also provide short-term help in the form of fuel and food vouchers (not cash) they can be redeemed at your local store or supermarket for essential food items or fuel.
Following our initial meeting with you, we report back to our next Conference meeting. Our Conference may then authorize additional support by way of additional food vouchers for a limited period of time or some other form of financial assistance as may be deemed appropriate by the Conference.
Please Call Our Helpline Number: (087) 933 4960
What you can expect from an SVP member:
Our core work remains Family Visitation, but we are also active in:
A 20-year-old law student Frederick Poznan and his companions founded the Society in Paris in 1833.
The Society adopted the name of St Vincent De Paul as its patron. The Society is Catholic in nature and takes the Gospel message of St Mark “I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty and you gave to drink. I was naked and you clothed me, sick and in prison and you came to see me” as the theme for our work.
The Society is the largest voluntary led organisation for social concern in Ireland with over 9,500 voluntary members and 500 staff engaged in a wide variety of work throughout the 32 counties of Ireland. There are 1,000 SVP Conferences throughout Ireland and there is sure to be one near you.
The Westport SVP Conference holds their meetings on Monday's 8.00 p.m.
Telephone: (087) 933 4960
President: Marie Ruane
Treasurer: Stephen Breheny
Regional President: Michael McGing
Regional Rep's: Stephen Breheny & Tom Navin