Emmanuel – God is with us.  Isaiah 7:14

Christmas Message from the SSVP National President

My warmest regards to our brothers, sisters, friends and volunteers of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (Scotland) SSVP

As the time draws close to the end of 2019, we can reflect on the personal spiritual blessing we received during this year and humbly recall the many acts of charity delivered to those in need that we gladly serve.

The New Year 2020 is of particular significance in the historical journey of the SSVP.  The foundation of the first conference of St. Patrick’s Conference, Edinburgh, took place on the 25th May 1845. One hundred and seventy five years ago. This development herald the beginning of the establishment of many other SSVP conferences throughout Scotland.

The New Year 2020 also marks the 50th anniversary of the National Council of Scotland instituted in 1970.

To commemorate both these occasions I encourage members, friends and volunteers to participate in some way in the planned activities during this special year of celebration.

In conclusion, I wish to express my appreciation to all those involved with the Scottish Society of St. Vincent de Paul and hope that everyone has a

Holy Joyful Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year 2020

Yours in St. Vincent de Paul & Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Danny Collins

National President