St. Patrick's La Rochelle

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP)


Lena Perumal
+27 76 512 6049 |

By way of introduction, The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international charity network and in South Africa, it is registered as a non-profit and public benefit organisation (NPO 003/193). Our local network is linked to the parish of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in La Rochelle, South of Johannesburg. It is run by a team of dedicated members and volunteers, who give of their time and talents, in the field of Feeding the Hungry and Clothing the Naked, which are just two of the core works of the network.

In June 2020 a new interim executive was appointed, under the leadership of Lena Perumal as president, with Michelle Fick – secretary, Emmanuel Musa – communications and Lionel Jackson – finance. We are all active parishioners of St. Patrick’s, La Rochelle, with Fr. Jorge as our parish priest and Dc. Walter as our spiritual leader.


These are our ongoing Projects.


Feeding Scheme

We are currently feeding 150 families per month, with grocery parcels. The average cost of this is about R 15 000.00 to R 20 000.00 each month.


Soup kitchen

Every Thursday afternoon we feed about 150 to 200 people seated, with a hot meal.


Blanket Drive

As we head towards winter, there is a need for blankets, to hand out to these families and also the homeless and those on the streets.


World Day of the Poor in November and Christmas Lunch in December

On these days, we serve a seated lunch to about 250 people.

You have the means and we have the hands to make this possible. Therefore, we are appealing to you for your generosity to continue our work. You are welcome to make a contribution in kind, cash or EFT direct into our bank account, as follows:

The functioning of the SSVP is well managed, with monthly activity and financial reports submitted to the Central Council. You are also welcome to visit our offices and offer your talents in community service.

Thank you for your kindness and your generosity is sincerely appreciated.  May God continue to bless you, your family and your business.

Banking Details

Account Name:
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Account Number:
6245 700 6073

Bank Name:

Branch Name:
The Glen

Branch Code:
259 606

Your Name & Contact Details

Day of Operation


09:00AM – 14:00PM


09:00AM – 14:00PM