Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

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Name: 

Society of St Vincent de Paul, Conference of Our Lady Star of The Sea

Mission: 

Extending Christ’s love through our works in providing basic help to the poor and the needy.

Brief Description: 

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international organization founded in Paris in 23 April 1833. SSVP works together with local Catholic church / community to help those who are in need. 

SSVP in Singapore was started in 1951, when the late Monsignor H Berthold (Vicar General) proposed the formation of the society. The late Mr. Joseph Ee Peng Liang, assumed the task of establishing the society and launched it on the feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December 1951. 

In 1985, SSVP Conference of Our Lady Star of The Sea started to serve the poor and the unfortunate in the parish. We help those in need regardless of their race or religion. 

Office Bearers for 2013 - 2014

President       : Voldi Sinarta

Vice President  : Brenda Lim

Secretary       : Doris Chan

Treasurer       : Lawrence Tan

Those who wish to be a member of the society of St Vincent de Paul Conference of Our lady Star of The Sea must attend at least 6 meetings as observer. During this period, observers learn about the works of the society, and they may leave the society at any time when they feel that the works of SSVP are not what they expected.

After observing 6 meetings, we would ask whether the observer is mentally and spiritually ready to continue working for the poor and the needy. However, additional time of observation may be granted upon request.

When the observer is ready, The Vincentian Pledge would be recited together by all members to confirm the new member.

Activities:

  1. Regular meetings to discuss the need of our FINs (Friends in need)
  2. Regular visitations to our FINs home
  3. Spiritual enrichment for members
  4. Visitation to homes, such as St Vincent’s Home, Villa Francis, Gift of love Home, and St Joseph Home.
  5. Activities for FINs and their children
  6. Helping FINs to contact other government / non-government welfare organization
  7. Supporting FIN’s children in their study by disbursing aid for school supplies, tuitions and tertiary courses fees.  

Meeting:

Bi-Weekly, every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Contact:

Voldi Sinarta, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.