SVP – Saint Vincent de Paul Society

Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP)

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic Organisation of lay people founded in Paris in 1833 by Frederick Ozanam and his companions. Placed under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and his works. It seeks, in a spirit of Justice and Charity, to help those who are suffering. It does this by person to person involvement of its members.

We the members of the society visit and assist the sick, housebound, lonely, elderly, bereaved, needy etc in the community, both those who belong to the Catholic Church, and others. We are able to give practical and financial help where needed. All the funding to provide for and help members of the community depends on the generosity of benefactors, through the Church collections, and private donations. The organizers of the society, and in a special way the people who receives such generosity, would like to express their grateful thanks for making this possible,.

In the past the Society has had a warehouse at their disposal, to store furniture and other large items. Unfortunately that no longer exists, so they cannot accept furniture. Should we need furniture or any other household items in an emergency, we will appeal through the Parish Newsletter. Meanwhile if you have any furniture you wish to give to the needy, Caerphilly County Borough Council has an excellent Community Furniture Enterprise scheme. They will collect furniture and some electrical goods free of charge (must be in good and sound condition and soft furnishings and mattresses etc must be to fire regulation standard). The furniture etc is restored and then made available to the needy for a moderate charge.

The Society has always proven to be a great support to those in need, for which they in turn have always been more than grateful to the society.

If you would like any more information regarding the Society, to assist, join, or seek assistance, please use the contact box below, or ring 02920 866838.