Vincent de Paul

St.Vincent de Paul Society clinic

St. Vincent de Paul society clinic was started on 5.7.2007. It is now two years old. We have two doctors. Dr.Vimala Mary and Dr.Isabell Rita, who do free service. Our clinic functions on tuesdays and thursdays in our church campus from 4.30 pm to 5.30pm. It is mainly caters to the poor people residing in the slums behind our church who cannot otherwise afford costly health care. Our secretary, a nurse by profession, distributes medicines, administers injections and does clinical dressing for needy patients. We have one touch instant check machine for diabetics (blood glucose). We are planning to buy a E.C.G. machine for the benefit of the poor cardiac patients who cannot afford the fees for a ECG test. We are managing all our services with the generous contribution of kind hearted people. We look forward for contributions either monetary or as free medicine samples for the clinic.

77th Annual Day Celebration

Society of st.vincent de paul celebrated the 77th Annual day on 4th oct.2009 sunday at 11.00am. His Exe.Dr.D.Lawrence Pius Aux.Bishop chennai mylapore diocese, presided over the function. Fr.Kanikkai Raj our Parish priest and South Area Council President Bro.J.J.Mohan felicitated the occassion. The esteemed chief guest Mr A.J.Joseph Enok ( C.E.O. Venture Lighting Systems Ltd.) spoke about the charity and how it should be done, who is our neighbor and promised to contribute towards our clinic medicines expenses. Annual report was presented by our secy.sis. Bernadet John. Annual account report was presented by our Treasurer Bro.K.M.Thomas. Vote of thanks was done by our President Bro. A.S. Nathan. Our benefactors and members from other conferences were attended.

“MEGA HEALTH CAMP”
St.Vincent De Paul Society

On the feast of our lady of mylapore the society of st.vincent de paul, Diocesan Health Commission and RELIGARE WELLNESS jointly conducted a Mega Health camp on 6.12.09 sunday at 9.00 a.m. Doctors were sponsored by Malar Hospital.

1.Blood Pressure Test
2.Diabetic Test
3.Height, Weight and BMI
4.General Check up
5.Obesity Checkup

Doctors did check up and medicines were distributed free of cost. 162 people attended the camp and benefitted by the same. Camp concluded by 1 p.m. Camp  arrangements were done by our President A.S.Nathan.

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With prayers & wishes

K.M.Thomas – Treasurer – St.Vincent de Paul Society

X’Mas 2009

On 20.12.09  St.Vincent de Paul Society, Santhome,  distributed sarees and new dresses to poor and needy. Rice, lentils, oil and salt were also distributed. Parish priest Fr.Kanikai raj gave sarees ( traditional Indian womens’ dress). Our Auxiliary. Bishop Dr.Lawrence Pius contributed few sarees. Dr.Vimala Mary our Hon. Doctor distributed the gifts to the beneficiaries.

K.M.Thomas – Treasurer

Visit to poor, orphans, widows, lonely and sick people

Visit orphans and widows in their trouble –  James 1:27

Visit to Sishu bhavan – Sisters of charity @ south boag road, T.Nagar

On 26.12.09 St.Vincent de Paul Society members and Legion of Mary members, around  40 people, set out at 5.30 pm to celebrate X-mas with the children at Shishu Bhavan. We arrived at 6.15pm, met the Superior Sr.Bina Paul. The home has been shifted temporarily from Royapuram. There are 20 children ( 2 blind, 3 deaf and dumb). One blind boy and 3 girls are continuing their school education. We spoke to all the inmates, listened to them and presented  a dance programme for thier entertainment. Provided dinner for them, gave them christmas gifts and left by 8.15pm. It was a memorable event indeed.

Whatever you do to the least of my brotheren that you do unto me..is our motto.

K.M.Thomas – Treasurer