The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. The Society is a lay organisation initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.

A small conference exists in the Parish St. Michael’s Dromara through the generosity of its congregation. The weekly collection funds regular requests from those in need for the necessities of life.

The conference also supplies Christmas hampers and holds fundraising events to supplement the kind Parishioner donations.

The support line for Dromara is 07738838191.

Get involved by contacting the number above or approaching a member of the conference holding the ‘red box’ after Sunday Mass.

Dromara St. Vincent de Paul Society

Clare Lodge

The Society provides an opportunity for Holiday Breaks in Newcastle, County Down in the Clare Lodge Holiday Centre.

The centre is located just off the promenade and is within walking distance to many local shops, arcades, restaurants, cafes and bars and the Royal Co. Down Golf course.