Society Of St Vincent De Paul

The SSVP, St. Anne’s Conference, with Fr. Paul as Spiritual Director, comprises a close-knit 12 member group enthused with the team spirit. An interesting feature of the weekly Thursday meeting is Fr. Henry’s thought-provoking anecdotes to its members.

The SSVP visits the less fortunate families of the Parish and provide rations, medical and financial aid on a monthly basis and also gets feedback on their condition. Funeral expenses of those in dire need are also borne by the SSVP. Education aid by way of school fees (with adherence to the stipulated ceiling) and books is made available at the beginning of the academic year. All this is thanks to the largesse of the parishioners. Charity is indeed twice blessed – it blesses the one who gives and the one who receives.

The highlight of the year is the picnic which the families and especially the children who have a whale of a time eagerly await. The beneficiaries also look forward to the get-together on the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul and Santa’s hamper with goodies and household items which bring a smile on their countenance and help make their Christmas a memorable one.

President: JOYCE MONTEIRO