Diocesan Level Vincent De Paul Turns Silver
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international Christian lay voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and helping the disadvantaged by assisting irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age, or gender. The vision of SSVP states that it is “a network of friends who seek personal holiness through service to those in need and defense of social justice”. Until 1996, SSVP functioned in the then Kanniyakumari Mission as an Area Council under the Central Council of the Archdiocese of Chanagnacherry. When the Kanniyakumari Mission became a Diocese, the Vincent de Paul Society Area Council was raised to a Central Council in 1997. The inauguration of the Silver Jubilee celebration was held on 13 March 2022 at Padanthalumoodu Parish. The celebration began with Holy Mass presided over by His Excellency Bishop George Rajendran sdb. Rev. Fr Thomas Powathuparampil, Vicar General and Spiritual Director of St Vincent De Paul, also participated. It was a time to thank the Lord for the blessings our people received through the instrumentality of this Society over the last many years. There was a brief public meeting to place on record the activities and achievements of the Thuckalay Central Council of the Society. A clear action plan prepared by the Vincent de Paul members for the celebration of the Silver Jubilee was presented in the meeting.