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St Vincent de Paul

Call for support for front-line charities and social services

Charities provide approximately one-quarter of acute hospital services and approximately two-thirds of services to people with disabilities, so they are an integral part of the overall system.

2020.03.18.

SVP ‘Survive on Five’ challenge: can you live on €5 a day for five days?

“Participants will have to think about and calculate every item they consume. However, this is the reality of hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland every day,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2020.02.17.

Vatican conference to focus on role of the elderly

“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2020.01.29.

Tackling child poverty must be an election 2020 priority, SVP tells voters and politicians

"In our experience, the biggest driver of poverty in recent years is housing costs," says SVP president Kieran Stafford, calling on voters to exercise their electoral power to make politicans reduce the misery of poverty in Ireland today.

2020.01.19.

Australian bishop appeals for donations and prayer in face of bush fire disaster

"Expressions of solidarity are important, but they are not enough," says Archbishop of Brisbane in the face of unprecedented disaster.

2020.01.12.

Annual Wexford fast raises €51,000 for local charities

The annual fast began twenty-eight years ago and has since raised an estimated €750,000 for worthy causes.

2019.12.28.

Archbishop highlights scandal of human trafficking

“Christians are called to make the connection between faith and earth, between theology and ecology, constructing common cause with those who challenge confinement and usher in freedom. This is where we will find Jesus Christ today” – Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2019.12.19.

Parishioners urged to ‘share with the hungry’

This weekend, the third Sunday of Advent, the faithful in Kildare & Leighlin are invited to take home from church a Christmas card with a greeting from Bishop Denis Nuty and a trolley coin keyring with the message ‘Share with the hungry’.

2019.12.15.

Christmas Elves and Angels wanted by SVP

“Like a Christmas Angel, your gift of hope could bring little miracles to those who need it most this winter,” says SVP national president Kieran Stafford.

2019.12.02.

An Post Mobile helps homeless

Although many of Ireland’s homeless have phones, few can afford data all the time.

2019.10.31.

VAT on ebooks for school children is unfair, says SVP

“These costs contribute to financial stress and worry in low income households and can cause a negative and stressed attitude towards education.”

2019.08.16.

Read all about it: SVP WordPower book scheme reaches thousands of children

Reading from a young age provides many benefits including greater development of a child’s imagination, concentration levels, linguistic ability and self-confidence.

2019.08.05.

SVP to hold 175th anniverary gathering in Dublin Convention Centre next Saturday

“Even though times have changed fundamentally since then, the core need still continues to be much the same.”

2019.04.06.

Country and city raise funds at live animal crib

The Christmas experience may have evolved, but the nativity remains at the centre of what Christmas is all about – IFA.

2018.12.19.

SVP and Salvation Army hope “Stuff A Bus” will bring a Christmas three-bell load

“The effects of poverty don’t stop just because it’s Christmas – they endure throughout the year.” 

2018.11.24.

Christmas dippers take care, say RNLI and Coastguard Service

If you are not used to open water swimming at this time of year, you should enter the water gradually rather than jumping or diving straight in

2017.12.25.

SVP launches Christmas Appeal

“Irish society cannot and must not accept that living in, or on the verge of, poverty is normal - SVP

2017.11.16.

Jedward supports SVP

Profit generated by the shops is recycled into local SVP Conferences and contribute to the approximately €35m annually provided in direct assistance by SVP to those in need. Local SVP Conferences often give people Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture to be used in any of the Vincent's shops

2017.10.05.

SVP youth in Knock

“My sense of young people is they are willing to listen if you have something to say. They give you a listening ear, you don’t get dismissed when you are talking about social justice and fairness and goodness. .."

2017.09.16.

Cast of Mrs Brown’s Boys donates 2,800 dinners to SVP

Liam Casey, President of the SVP East Region, described the donation as “an imaginative yet practical way to help many families in need.”

2016.12.25.

Live animal crib gets makeover

“The Crib reminds us of the simplicity of the Christmas message and represents a small piece of the countryside in the heart of Dublin’s vibrant bustling streets” – Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin.

2016.12.07.

Private sector tenants need protection, says SVP

The high cost of rent is a factor preventing many households from being able to afford a minimum essential standard of living

2016.12.04.

300 students to attend Kerry’s Ceiliúradh na nÓg

“Young people should be given the opportunity to be Christ’s joy in the world, in their schools, parish communities or in their wider community.”

2016.04.17.

Conference aims to nourish & encourage lay groups

“There is a whole world out there and I think it is very important that we don’t become holy huddles with our own people and our own groups."

2016.03.05.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Death of Irish former Vincentian superior general

Drogheda-born Fr Richard McCullen led the worldwide congregation of Vincentians from 1980 until 1992.

2015.12.29.

Archbishop & Lord Mayor launch Black Santa appeal

This is the fifteenth year that the appeal has been held and in that time over €500,000 has been raised for local good causes.

2015.12.18.

Primate appeals for cohesive plan for refugees

“We are being confronted with a human tragedy that requires a generous political and church partnership to help meet the needs of these vulnerable people."

2015.10.26.

New guide to help homeless access services

In some cases, families and individuals entitled to support have spent time sleeping rough due to a lack of information: Crosscare.

2015.10.14.

Minister gives back car to SVP after draw win

Skoda Fabia which Minister Kevin Humphreys won in an SVP raffle is worth €18,000.

2015.09.11.
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