St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

St Vincent De Paul

Star of the Sea Conference

Christmas is a time for giving, for sharing and helping. It is also a time when people are in great difficulty and this means that the pressure on SVP to respond to their needs is much greater. SVP is a voluntary community organisation which is financed by the community. The members in our conference assess families and individuals needs and pass on your support to them.

It is with great urgency that we write to you during these challenging times as Christmas approaches. Financially 2020 has been a disaster for Star of the Sea, our monthly church collections stopped in March and all fundraising events by ourselves and others had to be cancelled. Thankfully a number of benefactors came to our aid and this helped us to continue with our work.

The Christmas hampers which have been so welcome to more than 150 families cannot be organised this year but the good news is that they will be replaced by vouchers.

St Vincent De Paul locally appeal to you to help us in these difficult times. A cash donation or food voucher of any value for any supermarket, Pennies or a butcher would be an excellent help. You may give your donation to any member of SVP locally or contact any of the officers listed to arrange a donation or have a query answered.

You can send us a message on

People may also make a donation, however small, to our online Christmas Appeal

“Let us put charity into practice this year and go out and assist those who are poor.”

Thank you for your unstinting support and with your continued help we will cater for the need of people in our community with dignity and respect.

Jennifer Coade, Treasurer

P J Ferris, Secretary

Chrissie Ferris, Spiritual Director

Jim Griffin, Vice-President 086 8073669

P J Geraghty, President 087 2542408

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