THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) is a worldwide lay organization founded in Paris, in 1833, by Frederic Ozanam, a 20 year old student at the Sorbonne University. He formed the first group, which was called the ‘Conferences of Charity’ and was later known as the St.Vincent de Paul Society. They visited people in their homes and offered spiritual and material support. This practice is followed to this day.
French Missionaries at Pondicherry first introduced the Society in India in the year 1852, but this was not registered. Officially, the Society started in India in 1863 with six Conferences in Bombay.
The main aim of this society is to reach out to the underprivileged and the deprived.
MEETINGS: Every Sunday at 08:30 a.m.
VENUE: Parish school classroom
PRIEST IN CHARGE:
LAY CO-ORDINATOR: Mr. Anthony D'souza