Ministry

St. Vincent de Paul
 

When we support the work of St. Vincent de Paul,
we are responding to Christ’s call.

mass time

Ministry

St. Vincent de Paul
 

When we support the work of St. Vincent de Paul, we are responding to Christ’s call.

mass time

how to contribute as new member or benefactors you may contact:

Michael Manda

Cell 077 4397 150

Email: michaelmanda@yahoo.com

 
Chipo Danha

Cell 077 2254 766

how to contribute as new member or benefactors you may contact:

Michael Manda

Cell 077 4397 150

Email: michaelmanda@yahoo.com

 
Chipo Danha

Cell 077 2254 766

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and the disadvantaged by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender.

The society was founded in 1833 to help impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society’s founding was BlessedFrédéricOzanam, a French lawyer, author, and professor in the Sorbonne. Frédéric collaborated with Emmanuel Bailly. He was 20 years old when the society was founded and was beatified by PopeJohn Paul II in 1997. Emmanuel Bailly was chosen as the first President.

The Society took the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saint Vincent de Paul as its patrons under the influence of Sister Rosalie Rendu, D.C. Sister Rosalie (who was herself beatified in November 2003 by Pope John Paul II) was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and was well known for her work with people in the slums of Paris. She guided Frédéric and his companions in their approach towards those in need.

The society gradually expanded outside Paris in the mid 19th century .The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is part of the Vincentian Family which also includes the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian priests and brothers, also founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Daughters of Charity, Ladies of Charity (organization of lay women who help the poor, founded by St. Vincent de Paul), Sisters of Charity in the Setonian tradition, and several others, including some religious groups that are part of the Anglican Communion, like the Company of Mission Priests.

In Zimbabwe the Society was established in 1958 with the formation of the first conference, in 1968 the society was registered as a welfare organisation. The society is now in over 145 countries , with 61 conferences at different parishes in Zimbabwe. The membership is open to anyone who is open to the suffering of Gods children.

Sacred Heart Cathedral SVP

In the parish, St Thomas More conference strives to work with the Vincentian spirit of helping the less fortunate of our society. We assist the needy in providing, Monthly Food hampers, School fees, Medical Expenses, Travel assistance, relocation assistance, clothing, and self-help income generating projects.

Membership

We currently have 10 active members, new member are always more than well come, especially the youth, who seem to be a very rare commodity.

Fund Raising

Currently the St Thomas Moore conference has put together a project proposal to try and solicit for funding of its Christian books selling project, which will go a long way to supplement door collection income.

Just like anyone else in the Zimbabwe economy, we have been affect by the current liquidity crunch , which has seen our from donation and door collection dwindle. Our main source of income is door collection which averages US$400 per month which is a drop in the ocean vis-à-vis the number of people who require our assistance which is round 20 people every month.

Appeal For Donations

Making a donation, however small, will enable the SVP to make a difference to the lives of people in real need and facing many forms of disadvantages. We at SVP rely on the generosity of people like you to help the needy. Your help will go a long way to alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe.

In Matthew 25: 40 Jesus said, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

In Jesus Christ we Trust.

Sacred Heart Cathedral
St.Vincent de Paul

Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

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4th Street, Harare, HA, Zimbabwe

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