St. Vincent de Paul of Our Parish

"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me." (Matthew 25:35-36)

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What we are, what we do...

The Saint Vincent De Paul commonly known as the VdeP or the Vincent’s is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. It was founded in 1844 in Ireland. During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.

Its focus is on a practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens.

In addition to providing direct assistance to those in need, caring for the homeless, providing social housing, operating holiday homes and other social support activities, the Society promotes community self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgmental spirit, based on the needs of the individual or family seeking help.

The Society respects the dignity of those who contact it, offering assistance and advice when sought, maintaining their dignity while assisting them towards long-term self-sufficiency in a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality


The St. Vincent De Paul society through its work  locally constantly sees  how it can be just one small thing that tips a person into poverty and crisis, it can be as simple as an unexpected bill or an increase in rent or even an unexpected illness.

Our Mission at St. Vincent De Paul is to be there when that happens and to stop the cycle of poverty before it begins. We rely on the generosity of the people in Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Grange and Newcastle and surrounding areas to enable us answer these calls for help.

By giving what you can at our annual collections you will be helping another family get back on their feet and hopefully a brighter future.

How to contact SVP?

The Local Conference can be contacted using the Confidential Telephone number (089) 4856849 or speaking to any member of the Conference.

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