Bishop calls for ‘generous response’

By Dan Walsh

Following a meeting with local representatives from the Society of St Vincent de Paul, the Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Ger Nash has called for a generous response to the Annual Church Gate Collection which takes place after all masses on the weekend of December 10/11th. 

Pictured with Bishop Ger Nash are Eileen Godkin (Wexford area President), Brian McGonagle, Wexford, Brian Keenan (Enniscorthy area President).

As it comes into its busiest two months of the year, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is receiving an average of 800 requests for help every day. 

Launching this year’s SVP Annual Appeal entitled “Impossible Choices”, Rose McGowan, SVP National President, said that despite the additional cost-of-living support payments made by the Government, there are many people who are struggling to meet basic family expenses. Bishop Ger commended the work of so many volunteers who give so selflessly of their time to assist with the work of the Society of St Vincent de Paul throughout the Diocese and beyond and has asked mass goers to respond as generously as they can to the upcoming collection.

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