S Mirin’s Cathedral
The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul
This is a lay organisation within the Church which has the specific mission of helping anyone who suffers from any form of poverty, no matter what their colour, nationality or religion is, or even if they have no religion. Men, women and youths may join the Society.
It was founded in Paris in 1833 and St Mirin’s Conference was established in April 1853, and has been in continuous existence since then. Our membership at present is 3 women and 9 men. At our weekly meeting we arrange visits to those with any form of need and, if required, we refer them to free, professional advice. When visiting, we go in pairs.
In conjunction with all the Diocesan Conferences we support a soup kitchen, a club for those with special needs, both in Paisley, and a furniture and clothing projects for Renfrewshire. We also provide support to the St Vincent Hospice, Howwood, and Jericho House (addiction rehabilitation), Greenock.
For further information, or if you would like to join the Society, please telephone 07758 295764 and leave your name and telephone no, and your call will be returned.