St. Vincent De Paul – Combating Poverty

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been helping to alleviate poverty in Ireland since 1848. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland with 10,000 members currently in 1,000 conferences. SVP volunteers carry out a wide range of activities including: visit hospitals, nursing homes, prisons and families in their own homes. They give financial support when help is sought and depending on their budget they would provide fuel during the winter for pensioners who live alone and a Christmas lunch for all pensioners.

Our conference: St Eugene has been in operation for 30 years. It was founded in 1983 under the spiritual direction of the late Father Kelly. Original Members were: Brian Gormley, John McWilliams (deceased), Mary Donnelly (deceased), Mary Trainor, Irene Mulholland and Martina Moran.

Today our conference has 7 members who continue to carry out this work. John Grimes (President), Martina Moran, Margaret McDaid, Shannon Kelly, Paul Bradley, Conor Murray, Paula McElwee, and Spiritual Director: Fr Madden.

To ensure that our conference can continue carrying out this work in our parish new members are needed. So if you would like to become a member or volunteer to help witht he weekly collections please contact one of the members.

The conference wishes to thank everyone for their continued generosity because without your financial support we would not be able to provide or sustain the level of support to the needy throughout our community in the Desertmartin area.