Celebration of all things Vincentian

Vincentians in Partnership would like to extend a warm invitation to all members of the Vincentian family, relatives and friends to the;

  • Vincentian Family Annual Carfin Mass
  • Saturday 24th September 2016
  • Rosary Procession 1pm
  • Mass 2pm

 Principal Celebrant : Bishop of Galloway Rt Rev William Nolan

 Homilist : Fr. Kevin O’Shea C.M

  •  Carfin Cafeteria open from 11:30
  •  Carfin Grotto, 100 Newarthill Road, Carfin, Motherwell, ML1 5AL
  •  Please contact SSVP National Office on 0141 226 8833 if you require  any further information.

“For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?”

St. Vincent de Paul

The Society of St Vincent de Paul, or SSVP, is a worldwide confederation of national charities with about 750,000 members. Membership is open to men and women, young and old.

The SSVP asks that members accept fully the Christian ethos of the SSVP, and are committed to express their love of God through personal service to their neighbour. The SSVP respects religious liberty and values of all people and offers help to anyone in need.

The SSVP operates in branches, called Conferences, based on local parishes, schools and universities. They meet regularly to review their work as well as allocating future work in a spirit of prayer and mutual support.

 The work of a Conference is usually concentrated on local visiting. However, other activities may include “special works”, which serve people in a wider area or give more specialised help in a certain aspect of the work.

In Scotland our 2100 voluntary members make about 140,000 visits each year. The distinctive feature of the SSVP is person to person contact. This is a fundamental part of the SSVP ethos, and so we do not make donations to any work in which members are not personally involved. Where appropriate we offer material or financial assistance to help those in need overcome crises and develop longer-term solutions to their problems.

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Remember, Monsieur that roses are not gathered except in the midst of thorns and that heroic acts of virtue are accomplished only in weakness.

St Vincent de Paul

Who will excuse us before God for the loss of such a great number of people, who could be saved by the slight assistance we could give them?

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God’s affairs are accomplished gradually and almost imperceptibly and His spirit is neither violent nor tempestuous.

St Vincent de Paul

The works of God are not accomplished when we wish them, but whenever it pleases Him.