St Cadoc’s Society of St Vincent De Paul Conference

St Cadoc’s conference of the Society has been in existence for many years (1991) serving the congregation of our church. It is solely funded by the donations provided by our congregation for which we thank you most sincerely.

As a charitable organization, we conform to the Charity Commission rules and regulations, particularly by submitting annual accounts for independent audit. All members are fully approved by Disclosure Scotland.

In our work, we undertake to reach out to the sick and elderly of our parish. We also try to assist people in need, both practically and spiritually by offering help and advice on ways of improving their position. A visible sign of our efforts is the taxi service which ensures that our parishioners can attend mass.

In recent years, the Society in general have developed a scheme whereby conferences can assist poor parishes overseas. In this endeavour we play our part by providing financial aid to our twinned conferences, one in India, the other in South Africa.

Contact with our conference can be made either through our Spiritual Director, Mon. Thomas J. Monaghan, parish house. Tel: 0141 639 1073, or by speaking with a member managing the boxes after mass.

CONTACT US:

email: stcadocs@stcadocscatholicchurch.org OR stcadocssvp@btinternet.com

Finally, we welcome potential new members who have an interest in aiding our efforts to serve the parish. We meet in the church hall at 7.30pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

Statements of Accounts 2012-2017 are available on request.

Records of relief and visits are also available on request.

SSVP History

The Society of St Vincent de Paul, or SSVP, is a worldwide confederation of national charities with about 750,000 members. Membership is open to men and women, young and old.

The Society was started by a young student in 1833 in post-revolutionary Paris, during a time of great poverty and social upheaval. A group of Catholic students at the Sorbonne University were challenged to show their Christian faith in action. Led by 20-year old Frederic Ozanam, they formed a small group, called the “Conference of Charity” and began to offer their time and resources to address the suffering of the poor around them. These first members were mostly in their early 20’s, except for one, a 40-year old journalist, who offered them a place to meet at his office.

In the early days, they were greatly helped by Sister Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity, from the congregation of Sisters founded by St Vincent de Paul in the 17th century. With her local knowledge, she brought the members of the new group into contact with the poor of Paris. Frederic and his friend chose St Vincent, well-known for his work with the poor, as the patron of their Society.

The SSVP reached Scotland in 1845 and has spread all over the world. Groups today are still known as “Conferences.” Now, there are around 300 ‘conferences’ across Scotland, with approximately 2100 members. The SSVP asks that members accept fully the Christian ethos of the SSVP, and are committed to express their love of God through personal service to their neighbour. They respect religious liberty and values of all people and offer help to anyone in need. The SSVP operates in branches, called Conferences, based on local parishes, schools and universities. They meet regularly to review their work as well as allocating future work in a spirit of prayer and mutual support. The work of a Conference is usually concentrated on local visiting, however other activities may include “special works”, which serve people in a wider area, or give more specialised help in a certain aspect of the work.

In Scotland, their 2100 voluntary members make about 140,000 visits each year. The distinctive feature of the SSVP is person to person contact. This is a fundamental part of the SSVP ethos, and so they do not make donations to any work in which members are not personally involved. Where appropriate they offer material or financial assistance to help those in need to overcome crises and develop longer-term solutions to their problems.

Prayers of Intercession: Fifth Sunday in Lent

Prayers of Intercession

We entrust ourselves to the Father in confident prayer that he will hear the prayers we make through his Son, Jesus Christ.

  1. We pray for Pope Francis and Bishop Keenan that they will deepen their relationship with Jesus as we approach the celebration of the Lord’s Passion. Lord, have mercy.
  2. We pray for those in our parish who are preparing to be received into the Catholic Church at Easter that the love of Christ will be poured into their hearts. Lord, have mercy.
  3. We pray that those suffering in Iraq and Syria that they will find peace once more in their lives. Lord, have mercy.
  4. We remember all those who have died recently, especially, Richard Lowrie, Sheila Cawley McCallum, Rose Rooney, Margaret Carroll, Margaret Di Jackomo,  Ellen O’Brien, Mary Hamilton and David McAllister. Lord, have mercy
  5. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan:  Hail Mary….

Almighty and everlasting Father, as you pour into our hearts your mercy; strengthen us to show mercy to others at all times. Through Christ our Lord.    Amen.

Requiescat in Pace: Mary Hamilton

It is with great sadness that the parish announces the passing of Mary Hamilton.  Please keep the deceased and her family in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. amen.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

 

Easter Triduum: Readers and Eucharistic Ministers Wanted!

The Easter Triduum is the holiest part of the Roman Catholic year and as always, we are looking for extra recruits during this period.  If you are an existing Eucharistic Minister and plan to come to any of the Easter Triduum events, please get in touch at stcadocs@stcadocscatholicchurch.org and let us know.  We will add your name to the rota.

If you would like to be a reader at any of the masses, please let us know as well.

Prayers of Intercession: 4th Sunday of Lent

Prayers of Intercession

The vulnerability of the man born blind and the compassionate response of Jesus, gives us confidence to pray to the Father through his Son, Jesus Christ.

  1. We pray for each other that in our thirst for a deeper faith we will deepen our relationship with Jesus during this time of Lent. Lord, have mercy.
  2. We pray for those in our parish who are preparing to be received into the Catholic church at Easter that the love of Christ will be poured into their hearts. Lord, have mercy.
  3. We pray that on the SCIAF Sunday, we will respond with love and compassion for those in East Africa suffering because of droughts, famine and lack of proper farming equipment and supplies. Lord, have mercy.
  4. We pray that every family will be generous in donating through the Wee Box Appeal as well as in today’s special collection at the end of Mass today. Lord, have mercy.
  5. We remember all those who have died recently, especially, Vivienne Deuce, Marian Russell and Helen McKenna. Lord, have mercy
  6. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan:  Hail Mary….

Almighty and everlasting Father, as you pour into our hearts your mercy, strengthen us to show mercy to others at all times. Through Christ our Lord.    Amen.

Prayers of Intercession: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Prayers of Intercession

God directed Peter, James and John, to listen to Jesus, his Beloved Son. With confidence, we bring these petitions to the God of Mercies.

  1. We pray that the Lord will sustain Pope Francis in faith and increase his wisdom for the good of all humanity. Lord, have mercy.
  2. We pray for Christians being persecuted for their faith across the world. Lord, have mercy.
  3. We pray that we will reverence, read, and find nourishment in the Sacred Scriptures. Lord, have mercy.
  4. We pray that the people of Mosul in Iraq will be delivered from their present danger; that all fighting will cease, peace be restored and refugees be able to return to rebuild their homes and city. Lord, have mercy.
  5. We pray for the 90,000 Christians who died for their faith in 2016 that they will find their peace in God’s loving embrace. Lord, have mercy.
  6. We remember all those who have died recently, especially, Catriona Nairn, Anne Hutchinson, Margaret Boyd and Jack Brown. Lord, have mercy
  7. Let us pray to Our Lady of Paisley for Bishop Keenan:  Hail Mary…

May your faithful be strengthened by you, O God: in grief, may you be their consolation; in tribulation, their power to endure; and in peril, their protection. We ask this through Christ our Lord.