Church of Saint Anthony
25 Woodlands Avenue 1 | Singapore 739064 | P: 6368 3804 | F: 6367 8392

Society of Saint Vincent De Paul (SVDP)


The Society Of St. Vincent De Paul traces its roots to France. Frederic Ozanam was challenged by non-believers to show his works. This sparked an intense desire within Frederic to help the less fortunate. In 1833, he became the principle founder of the Society to serve the poor people of Paris. More than 200 years on, the SSVP has a presence in 148 countries with 780,000 members and has served over 30 million poor and needy. It is one of most well-known Catholic apostolate of Charity Worldwide and accredited by the United Nations as an International Non-Government Organisation.

The Singapore Chapter was founded in the early sixties by the late Monsignor Berthold and philanthropist Dr. Ee Peng Liang. Today the SSVP has more than 700 members supporting over 3000 Friends In Need across 30 parishes in Singapore.

Our Mission
To live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Our Motto
Serviens in Spe – Service In Hope

The Vincentian way of life is centred on four principles:
Ministry: Serving the Poor and Needy

Fellowship: Journeying with others toward a wholesome Christian life and greater intimacy with God.

Spirituality: Nurturing one’s spirituality and that of others.

Evangelisation: Giving others the opportunity to imbibe the Vincentian way of life.

The SSVP reaches out to all those in need on a Person to Person basis, regardless of their faith, race or stature.

We lend a helping hand through:

  • Home Visits to provide fellowship and companionship
  • Financial assistance
  • Outings and Christmas Parties
  • Advocate and referrals to government agencies and other assistance groups.
  • Supporting Catholic Aged Homes and Hospices

The Vincentian Family is a close-knit community and we get together for activities such as

  • Spiritual Retreats
  • Vincentian fellowship activities
  • Feast Day Celebrations

SSVP, Conference of St. Anthony has 12 members and we are serving 43 families (131 people - Fins & their dependents) in Woodlands. We have our meetings every 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month.

Besides our monthly ration distribution and weekly Visitation of our Fin’s Home, we also:

Bring our Fin to seek assistance from government agencies.

Invites our non-catholic fins to mass.

Involve our fins in our canteen duty.

Visits residents at Nursing Homes.

Work hard and play too and we love bonding over food.

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Last Updated: 13 Oct 2016