Parishioners across the Archdiocese have been thanked for supporting the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP).

SSVP President for St Andrews & Edinburgh, Richard Steinbach, said: "On this Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul, it's a great opportunity to say how grateful we are for parishioners' continued support. The money you put into the SSVP box after Mass makes a huge difference.

"It means we can provide food for those who need a helping hand feeding their family and give funds to local people suffering financial crisis.

"It also supports our popular furniture project as well as our caravan project which gives a holiday to those who might not get one.

Richard, who is also the Society's national vice-president, added: "Please keep the work of the Society in your prayers as we continue to do our best to follow the Christ-like example of St Vincent de Paul, and our founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam."

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