Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Constancio Noronha
Contact Person: Delyse D’Mello, Patricia Farrow & Violet Menezes
Summary of Work: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Thomas, Goregaon (E) parish, has eighteen families (forty-eight individuals) adopted for monthly assistance of rations and medicines. Besides, education aid (in the form of fees, books & other stationery) is given to school/college students as and when required. House repairs, funeral expenses, helping with admission in schools, hospitals, etc. is also undertaken, when the need arises. The SSVP also organises a Lunch for the Underprivileged families on the occasion of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which is on the 27th September. Hampers are distributed just before Christmas to all the adopted families. Coupons for the parish Family Day are given to needy families. A picnic is organised once in two years for the adopted families. The Conference members also visit the SVP-run AIDs Hospital in Trombay and the Aged Home in Kalyan, once a year. A visit to an Orphanage, Aged Home or Clergy Home is also made once a year. All of these activities enrich the lives of the members and makes the work of the SSVP very fulfilling.
Meeting Date: Weekly meeting at 7:30p.m. on Friday