National Council of India

The Society was first introduced in India by the French Missionaries at Pondicherry during the Year 1852-53 as a non-aggregated Conference. The Society was officially started in India in 1863 when some conferences in Bombay were aggregated and the Bombay Particular Council was instituted. Thenonwards the Society continued to grow in India.On 09.11.1953 the Superior Council of India was established and instituted with the Council General International. The Superior Council of India was renamed as National Council of India on 06.08.1973. The National Council of India has its Headquarters in Mumbai and the present President’s secretariat is at Thodupuzha, Kerala with the election of Bro. Johnson Varghese as the 13th National President of India with effect from 28th February 2015.

The National Council of India is registered under the Income Tax Act 1961with exemption under Sec 80G, FCRA under the ministry of HomeAffairs and Societies Regn. Act and Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.

List of National Presidents with their Tenure:

Since the establishment of the National Council, the following Vincentians have been the National Presidents:

S. No Name of the National Presidents Period
From To
1 Bro. J. B. Fernandes 1953 1961
2 Bro. J.I.A. Pinto 1961 1962
3 Bro. Alfred D’Souza 1962 1968
4 Bro. Bennet D’ Souza 1968 1974
5 Bro. Frank Silveira 1974 1982
6 Bro. Abraham Kuriaype 1982 1987
7 Bro. Bennet D’Souza (Incharge) 1987 1988
8 Bro. P. G Jacob 1988 1993
9 Bro. G. Thangaraju Nadar 1993 1998
10 Bro. P. V. Alexander 1998 2003
11 Bro. T. Joseph Pandiyan 2003 2009
12 Bro. V. M. J. Balasamy 2009 2015
13 Bro. Dr. Johnson Varghese 2015 2021
14 Bro. S. Jude Mangalraj 2021 Till Date

List of Members of National Council Of India:

National President
Mr S Jude Mangalraj
#12/23, 3rdStreet, Abhiramapuram,
Chennai.600018.
Phone: +919841024201, +919677234679.
Email: president@ssvpindia.in
Senior Vice President
Bro Sebastian Thomas
Thomas Dale, Mathilil P.O., Kollam Dist, Kerala - 691601
Phone: +919447716747
Email: sebastianssvp@gmail.com
Vice President
Bro Dr Francis
I H, Bryant Nagar, 4th Street, West Tuticorin - 628008, Tamilnadu
Phone: +919443561222
Email: drfrancis2302@gmail.com
Secretary
Bro Santiagu Manickam
No. 38, 4thCross Street, Rajaji Nagar, Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600073
Phone: +919941075629
Email: ncisecretariat@ssvpindia.in
Treasurer
Bro Joseph Soares
Crescent Engg. Systems,
43-1/1, M.J. Phule Nagar,
Opp. Vijaya Bank,
Near Fine Arts Hall,
Chembur Mono Rail Station,
R. C. Marg, Chembur,
Mumbai - 400071
Phone: +919820094799
Email: nciheadquarters@ssvpindia.in
National Project Coordinator
Bro Stanly Michael
124, Amarpali Apartment,
56 I P Extension Patpharganj,
Delhi - 110092.
Phone: +919891107260
Email: nciprojects@ssvpindia.in
Extension & Training Officer (AP & Telangana)
Bro Bala Kishore
#10-144,Y.V.Rao Nagar,
Pedavadlapudi Post, Mangalagiri
Mandal, Guntur, A.P:- 522302.
Phone: +919441452714
Email: balakishore68@gmail.com
National President
Bro Jude Mangalraj
No. 12/23, 3rd Street, Abhiramapuram, Chennai.600018.
Phone: +919841024201; +919677234679
Email: president@ssvpindia.in
Senior Vice President
Bro Sebastian Thomas
Thomas Dale, Mathilil P.O.,
Kollam Dist, Kerala - 691601
Phone: +919447716747
Email: sebastianssvp@gmail.com
Vice President
Bro Dr Francis
I H, Bryant Nagar, 4th Street West,
Tuticorin - 628008
Tamilnadu
Phone: +919443561222
Email: drfrancis2302@gmail.com
Secretary
Bro Santiyagu Manickam
No.38, 4th Cross Street,
Rajaji Nagar, Selaiyur,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600 073
Phone: +919941075629
Email: ncisecretariat@ssvpindia.in
Treasurer
Bro Joseph Soares
Cresant Engg. Systems,
43-1/1, M. J. Phule Nagar,
Opp. Vijaya Bank,
Near Fine Arts Hall,
Chembur Mono Rail Station,
R. C. Marg, Chembur,
Mumbai - 400071
Phone: +919820094799
Email: nciheadquarters@ssvpindia.in
National Project Officer
Bro Stanly Michael
124, Amarpali Apartment,
56 I P Extension Patpharganj,
Delhi - 110092
Phone: +919891107260
Email: nciprojects@ssvpindia.in
Extension & Training Officer (AP & Telangana)
Bro Bala Kishore
Door No.10-144, Y.V. Rao Nagar,
Pedavadlapudi Post,
Mangalagiri Mandal,
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh - 522 302
Phone: +919441452714
Email: balakishore68@gmail.com
Vinfam / Spirituality & Canonization
Bro Francis Victor
Grace Villa, 51, 1 Main, 3rd Cross,
Madhuban Colony, Hulimavu.
B G. Road, Bangalore-560076.
Phone: +919844426991
Email: gfrancisvictor_1952@yahoo.co.in
Editor - Reach Out
Bro Randolph Rodricks
Alexander House, 365G,
Saidham Wadi,
Vithalbhai Patel Road,
Off Lamington Road, Mumbai - 400004
Phone: +919820602235
Email: reachout@ssvpindia.in
Twinning Officer
Bro James Dabre
"Punayee"
Near Holy Family Church, Bhuigaon, Tal Vasai,
Maharashtra - 401201
Phone: +919975711096
Email: ncitwinning@ssvpindia.in
Internal Twinning Officer
Bro George Joseph
Thekkanath House, Thuruthekkara,
Kizhakkambalam P.O.,
Ernakulam Dist., Kerala - 683562.
Phone: +919947816128
Email: internaltwinning@ssvpindia.in
Project Monitoring Officer - Kerala
Bro Sebastian Philip
Puthenpurayil,
Thupamon, Nariapuram P.O.,
Pathanamthitta Dist., Kerala - 689513
Phone: +919847341255
Email: ssvpprojectskerala@gmail.com
Project Officer - Tamilnadu Region & Communications
Bro John Bosco
1st Floor, New No. 36, Old No. 23,
Akbarabad 2nd street, Kodambakkam.
Chennai-600024.
Phone: +919500075109
Email: ssvpprojectstamilnadu@gmail.com
Eduation Officer (HES, TVTS)
Bro Antony Raj
No. 53, Mohanraj Nagar, Pookkollai
Road, Mannarkudi, Tiruvarur Dt.,
Tamilnadu - 614001
Phone: +919943943683
Email: ncischolarships@ssvpindia.in
Education Officer (AAS)
Bro P J Antony
Plathara House,
Kottarcavu, Mavelikkara P.O.
Alappuzha Dist., Kerala.-690101
Phone: +919447257990
Email: ncischolarships@ssvpindia.in
Jt Treasurer / Member Audit
Bro J Antony Raj
10, Parthsarathy Nagar, 10th Street,
Adambakkam, Chennai-600088
Phone: +919444514345
Email: jantony73@gmail.com
Officer Incharge - Mini Vinnies
Bro Leo Levin
69, Bharathiyar Street, Makkaram Thotam, Kolathur, Chennai - 600 099
Phone: +919790820337
Email: dpkleo@gmail.com
Coordinator - Kerala Region
Bro Anil Antony
Assariparambil House,
Sanadhanam Ward, Alleppey P.O.
Alleppey, Kerala- 688001.
Phone: +919947142765; +918547880798
Email: krcc@ssvpindia.in
Coordinator - Tamilnadu Region
Bro Velladurai
97/A, Kamaraj Nagar, Kalugumalai,
Kovilpalli Taluk, Thoothukudi Dist.,
Tamilnadu,- 628552.
Phone: +919443151391
Email: trcc@ssvpindia.in
Coordinator - Western India Region
Bro Walter Martis
Symphony Residency
302, Nair Kere Road,
Ambalpady P.O.
Udupi, Karnataka-576103.
Phone: +919902205828
Email: wircc@ssvpindia.in
Coordinator - Andhra Telegana Region
Bro Rama Rao
QR.No;141/B,
Sector 3, Ukkunagaram,
Visakhapatanam, AP- 530032.
Phone: +919347106001
Email: aprcc@ssvpindia.in
Coordinator - North India Region
Bro Stanislaus
KG-1/201, 2nd Floor, Vikaspuri,
New Delhi-110018.
Phone: +919868209551; +919871188551
Email: nircc@ssvpindia.in
Coordinator - North East India Region
Bro Pascal Guru
AT – Haduguda, Post- Sirjholi,
Via- Bikrampur, Gunupur,
Rayagada District, Odisha– 764 062
Phone: +919437748860
Email: neircc@ssvpindia.in
Officer-Incharge - Extension, Formation & Training (North India Region)
Bro Alok Nobel
E-2,DVC Colony, Maszid Road,
P.O. Golmuri, Jamshedpur,
East Singhbhum, Jharkhand -831003.
Phone: +919304921869
Email: aloknobel@gmail.com
Officer- incharge - Extension, Formation & Training (North East India region)
Sr Gwendolene Menzies
Green Home Apartments, Flat No. 304,
Rukminigaon, Opp. PIBCO,
Guwahati, Assam - 781022
Phone: +919435048084
Email: gmenzies.81@gmail.com
Lady Representative & Jt Secretary
Sr Jolly Sebastian
Karakunnel, Chemperi P.O.,
Sreekandapuram (Via), Kannur
District, Kerala- 670632
Phone: +918547013707
Email: vouchsafedjolly@gmail.com
Youth Representative
Bro Jerald Louis
105,D, Lakshmi Koil Street,
TN Palayam Road,
Jothipuram
Coimbatore- 641047.
Phone: +919944699146
Email: n.jeraldlouis@gmail.com
International Territorial Vice President
Bro Johnson Varghese
Nedumpurath House,
Thodupuzha East Post,
Idukki Dt. Kerala - 685585
Phone: +919447526025
Email: cgi.itvp-asia1@ssvpglobal.org
Chairman
Sis. Nirmala Coasta Frias
Villa Costa Frias, House no 669,
Pinto Vaddo, Candolim-Bardez,
Gos-403515.
Phone: +919822182936; +918322489324
Email: ncisecretariat@ssvpindia.in
Member
Bro N Soundaraj
Maria Kribha Bhavan,
Muzhucodu, Arumanai P.O.
Kanyakumari Dist
Tamilnadu-629151.
Phone: +919442829980
Email: ncisecretariat@ssvpindia.in
Member
Bro Litto Palathingal
Advocate, Peter & Karunakar Lawyers,
Alfa Towers, I.S. Press Road,
Kochi, Kerala-682018.
Phone: +919840757257
Email: ncisecretariat@ssvpindia.in
Ahamadabad
Mr. Rajesh Gregor Solanki
D/702, Takshashila Resicom,
Near Idli Cross Road,
Behind Maninagar Railway Station,
Maninagar (East), Ahmedabad,
Gujarat – 380 008
Phone: +918866677933
Email: ahamadabad@ssvpindia.in
Alleppey
Bro Anil Antony
Assariparambil,
Sanadhanam Ward,
Alleppey, Kerala – 688 001
Phone: +919947142765
Email: alleppey@ssvpindia.in
Balasore
Bro Dinesh Kumar Giri
At – Bhaskarganj - B,
Near Bhaskarganj Youth Club,
P.O. – Sahadevkhunta,
District – Balasore,
Odisha. – 756 001
Phone: +919861318105
Email: balasore@ssvpindia.in
Bangalore
Bro T Sahaya Johnson
188, 5th Main Road,
1st Phase, Manjunathanagar,
Bangalore,
Karnataka – 560010
Phone: +919448015430
Email: bangalore@ssvpindia.in
Bathery
Bro C J Alexander
Chirakkat Meleyil.
Mullankolly, Kattikulam P.O.,
Wayanad District,
Kerala - 670 646
Phone: +919447962787
Email: bathery@ssvpindia.in
Belgaum
Bro Anand Lobo
No: 3826, Nityadhar Building,
Tipu Sultan Nagar, Machhee,
Belgavi
Karnataka – 590 014
Phone: +919448193220
Email: belgaum@ssvpindia.in
Belthangady
Bro Paulose Rajan
House No: 2/157/8(2),
‘Holy Grove’, Valley View Layout,
Gurunagar, Mary Hill,Mangalore,
KARNATAKA.- 575 008
Phone: +919880377960
Email: belthangady@ssvpindia.in
Berhampur
Mr. Anand Nayak
AT – Nuasahi, PO - Aliganda
VIA – Adava, District - Gajapati
Odisha – 761 217
Phone: +918895768532, +919556849212
Email: berhampur@ssvpindia.in
Bhubaneswar
Bro S John
Adarsha Lane,
Balichhak Sahi,
Behind Postal Colony,
Jatani, Khurda Road,
Odisha – 752 050
Phone: +919938613137
Email: bhubaneshwar@ssvpindia.in
Bombay
Presidents Secretariat
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Phone: +919841024201
Email: bombay@ssvpindia.in
Buxur
Bro Anil Kumar
Village & Post – Bariswan (Chhawani),
Bhojpur District,
Bihar – 802165
Phone: +919934700208
Email: buxar@ssvpindia.in
Calcutta
Mr. Lazarus John
49/4/2, Kali Kumar Mukherjee Lane,
Haora Corporation, Sibpur,
Haora, West Bengal -711 102
Phone: +919834025348, +917980626564
Email: calcutta@ssvpindia.in
Calicut
Bro C J Antony
Chakkalackal House,
Manalvayal P.O., Irulam, Pulpally Via,
Wayanad Dt., Kerala – 673579
Phone: +919544671785
Email: calicut@ssvpindia.in
Chandigarh
Presidents Secretariat
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Phone: +918592971484
Email: changdigarh@ssvpindia.in
Changanassery
Mr Thomas T. Moolayil
Moolayil House,
Veroor P.O., Vadakkekara,
Changanacherry,
Kottayam, Kerala – 686 104
Phone: +918547323730; +919847699388
Email: changanacherry@ssvpindia.in
Chengelput
Bro Nicholas Danasekar
Trinity Home,
No: 9, 5th Cross Street,
Thirumalai Nagar,
Perungudi, Chennai,
Tamilnadu – 600 096
Phone: +919884865227
Email: chengalpet@ssvpindia.in
Cochin
Bro C A Xavier
Chitteppally House,
XIX/775 EPD Road,
West End, Chirakkal, Palluruthy,
Kochi, Kerala -682 006
Phone: +919446380880
Email: cochin@ssvpindia.in
Coimbatore
Presidents Secretariat
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Phone: +919841024201
Email: coimbatore@ssvpindia.in
Cuddappah
Ms. Kanna Anthony Anjalina
D.NO.43/195-2
Prakash Nagar,
Yerramukkapalli (P.O.),
Kadapa (Y.S.R.)Dist., AP – 516 004
Phone: +919908200044
Email: cuddapah@ssvpindia.in
Delhi
Bro M S Stanislaus
KG-1/201 (2nd Floor)
Vikaspuri
New Delhi - 110 018
Phone: +919868209551; +919871188551
Email: delhi@ssvpindia.in
Dharmapuri
Mr. Peter Cecil Raj
3/2 10th Cross,
Bharathidasan Nagar,
Hosur,
Krishnagiri,
Tamil Nadu – 635 109
Phone: +919952444439
Email: dharmapuri@ssvpindia.in
Dindigul
Bro Selvaraj
Nallamanayackan Patty (P.O.),
Dindigul,
Tamilnadu. - 624 003
Phone: +919443919275
Email: dindigul@ssvpindia.in
Eluru
Bro Sali Ravi Kumar
H. No. 3-211,
Anthony Nagar,
Chintalapudi (Post & Mandal),
West Godavari District,
Andhra Pradesh – 534460
Phone: +919440195967
Email: eluru@ssvpindia.in
Ernakulam
Bro Bentili Thadikkaran
Yesubhavan,
Ezhikkara P.O.,
North Paravoor (Via)
Ernakulam District,
Kerala - 683 513
Phone: +919947280002
Email: ernakulam@ssvpindia.in
Goa
Bro Amancio Fernandes
Casa Andre Luizia,
House No: 97,
Duguem, Nuvem,
Salcete, Goa – 403601
Phone: +919423062186
Email: goa@ssvpindia.in
Guntur
Bro Addagatla Jaya Raju
No. 14-666, Lurdhu Nagar,
Nulakapet Village,
K.C. Works Post,
Thadepalli (Mandal),
Guntur
Phone: +919010058425
Email: guntur@ssvpindia.in
Guwahati
Mrs Leena Marak
Niz Gobardhan,
Chandrapur P.O.,
Kamrup District,
Assam – 781 150
Phone: +918486886033
Email: guwahati@ssvpindia.in
Idukki
Bro K A Joseph
Kadukanmackal,
Erattayar P.O.,
Idukki District,
Kerala – 685 514
Phone: +919495254017
Email: idukki@ssvpindia.in
Irinjalakuda
Bro Jose Anto V G
Vazhappilly House,
Puthenvelikkara P.O., North Paravur,
Ernakulam DT., Kerala -683 594
Phone: +919446742173
Email: irinjalakuda@ssvpindia.in
Jamshedpur
Bro Alok Nobel
E-2, DVC Colony,
Maszid Road, P.O. – Golmuri,
Jamshedpur, East Singhbhum
Jharkhad- 831 003
Phone: +919304921869
Email: jamshedpur@ssvpindia.in
Kanjirapally
Bro M M George
Mutholil House
Koovapally P.O., Kulappuram,
Kottayam District
Kerala– 686 518
Phone: +919645445023
Email: kanjirapally@ssvpindia.in
Kannur
Bro Clarence Fernandez
Thuruthiyil House
Koliyad P.O.
Kannur District, Kerala -670 650
Phone: +919447545329
Email: kannur@ssvpindia.in
Karwar
Bro Francis A Fernandes
Maria Nagar,
Karwar, Utara Kannad District,
Karnataka - 581301
Phone: +918147234710
Email: karwar@ssvpindia.in
Kothamangalam
Mr. Baby Joseph
Thekkecheruvil House,
Muthalakodam P.O.,
Thodupuzha,
Idukki District,
Kerala – 685 605
Phone: +919447522151, +918075510413
Email: kothamangalam@ssvpindia.in
Kottapuram
Bro C J Thomas
Chakkalakkal House,
Malapallipuram,
Thrissur Dt., Kerala - 680 732
Phone: +919495023451
Email: kottapuram@ssvpindia.in
Kottar
Bro Moris
21-7, Arockia Nagar,
Araivaimozhi,
Kanniyakumari District,
Tamilnadu - 629 301
Phone: +919865439434
Email: kottar@ssvpindia.in
Kottayam
Bro Patric Ottapallil
Paranjattu House,
Punnathara West P.O., Kottayam District,
Kerala – 686 631
Phone: +919447965001
Email: kottayam@ssvpindia.in
Krishnagar
Bro Ashis Kumar Sarkar
Vill: Jayantinagar, NH- 34,
Via Muktinagar
Krishnagar, Nadia District,
West Bengal. – 741 101.
Phone: +917797107067
Email: krishnagar@ssvpindia.in
Kumbakonam
Bro Edinborow Komagan
8/20, A/14 Veeraraghavapuram,
Natchiyarkoil –P.O., Kumbakonam –Tk.,
Thanjavur Dt., Tamil Nadu -612 602
Phone: +919486421867
Email: kumbakonam@ssvpindia.in
Kurnool
Bro Divyanathan
4/270-C, Acharam Kottala,
Guntakal, Ananthapur,
Andhra Pradesh - 515801
Phone: +919989967907
Email: kurnool@ssvpindia.in
Kuzhthurai
Bro P G Vincent
5/137, Amirtha, Panaininthavilai,
Puthukadai P.O., Kanyakumari Dt.,
Tamil Nadu-629 171
Phone: +919442236464
Email: kuzhithurai@ssvpindia.in
Madras
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Phone: 098
Email: madras@ssvpindia.in
Madurai
Bro George Thomas
29/1 Ramamorthi 2nd Street,
Kelavaithyanathapuram,
Thathaneri, MADURAI,
TAMIL NADU- 625 018
Phone: +919944455940
Email: madurai@ssvpindia.in
Mananthavady
Bro George A V
Akkamthiriyil House,
Deepthigiri, Ellumannam P.O.,
Manathavady, Wayanad Dt.,
Kerala– 670645
Phone: +919645430635: +919048996805
Email: mananthavady@ssvpindia.in
Mandya
Bro Tom Thomas
2023/B, 1st Cross,
Santhosh Nagar, Pipe Line Road,
T. Dasarahalli Post, Bangalore,
Karnataka - 560 057
Phone: +919845203524
Email: mandya@ssvpindia.in
Mangalore
Bro Gabriel J Coelho
704, Abode Apartment,
Kalpana Lane, Kankanady,
Mangalore, Karnataka - 575 002
Phone: +919480532754
Email: mangalore@ssvpindia.in
Marthandam
Bro Varghese
Thacharivilai Veedu,
Kulappuram P.O.,
Kaliyakkavilai (Via), Kanyakumari Dt.,
Tamilnadu– 629 153
Phone: +919443460289
Email: marthandam@ssvpindia.in
Mavelikara
Bro P J Antony
Plathara House,
Kottarcavu,
Mavelikkara P.O.,
Alappuzha District,
Kerala – 690 101
Phone: +919447257990
Email: mavelikara@ssvpindia.in
Muvattupuzha
Bro Varghese Kuruvilla
Malayil Paramil House,
Kunnamkulam P.O.,
Thrissur District, Kerala - 680 503
Phone: +919446788909
Email: muvattupuzha@ssvpindia.in
Nellore
Bro Lurdhaiah
St. Xavier’s Compound,
Opp. Govt. Hospital, Gudur Road, Muthukur,
SPSR Nellore Dist., Andhra Pradesh– 524344
Phone: +919963623575
Email: nellore@ssvpindia.in
Neyyattinkara
Bro N Robin Selvaraj
Killiyoor, Vellarada P.O.
Thiruvanthapuram District,
Kerala - 695 505
Phone: +919495409135
Email: neyyattinkara@ssvpindia.in
Ootacamund
Bro A Nicholas
11/80, Ambethkar Nagar,
Coonoor, Nilgiri District,
Tamil Nadu – 643 101
Phone: +919489584847
Email: ootacamund@ssvpindia.in
Palaghat
Bro Sunny Mathew
Nedumpuram House,
Palakkayam P.O.,
Palakkad District,
Kerala – 678 591
Phone: +919400014466
Email: palaghat@ssvpindia.in
Palai
Bro Baby Joseph
Arackaparambil House,
Ramapuram Bazar P.O.
Kottayam District,
Kerala - 686 576
Phone: +919496265030
Email: palai@ssvpindia.in
Palayamkottai
Bro D M Clement Valavan
10C, 15th Street,
Perumalpuram,
Tirunelveli,
Tamilnadu – 627007
Phone: +919489850926
Email: palayamkottai@ssvpindia.in
Parassala
Bro Francis Sunithan
Tejus,
Salvation Army Church Lane,
Neyyattinkara P.O.,
Thiruvanthapuram District,
Kerala - 695 121
Phone: +919847228756
Email: parassala@ssvpindia.in
Pathanamthitta
Bro Sebastian Philip
Puthenpurayil,
Thumpamon, Nariapuram P.O.,
Pathanamthitta Dt., Kerala – 689 513
Phone: +919847341255
Email: pathanamthitta@ssvpindia.in
Patna
Bro Felix Mangeshkar
Mariam Colony,
XTTI Road, Digha Ghat, Patna.,
Bihar- 800 011
Phone: +919472984158
Email: patna@ssvpindia.in
Pondicherry
Bro Yesuraja
4/114 Pillaiyar Koil St.,
Ariyallur Thirukai Post,
Kedar (Via), Villupuram District
Tamil Nadu – 605 402
Phone: +919486478351
Email: pondicherry@ssvpindia.in
Punalur
Bro Stanli Sam
Kulanjithekkethil,
Elangamangalam, Enanathu P.O.,
Pathanamthitta Dt., Kerala – 691 526
Phone: +919846397703
Email: punalur@ssvpindia.in
Pune
Bro Joseph Thomas Furtado
Flat No: 115, A, Wing,
K.P. Tower 2 Co- op Housing So. Ltd.,
Diamond Bakery Lane,
Fatimanagar, Pune,
Maharashtra– 411 013
Phone: +919657825995
Email: pune@ssvpindia.in
Quilon
Bro Johnson Wilfred
JMJ Villa, Mathilil P.O.,
Perinad, Kollam District,
Kerala – 691 601
Phone: +919447503540
Email: quilon@ssvpindia.in
Ranchi
Bro James Rosario Tigga
At. & P.O. Chainpur,
District Gumla,
Jharkhand. – 835 206
Phone: +919430164710
Email: ranchi@ssvpindia.in
Rayagada
Bro Pascal Guru
AT – Haduguda, Post- Sirjholi,
Via- Bikrampur, Gunupur,
Rayagada District, Odisha– 764 062.
Phone: +919437748860
Email: rayagada@ssvpindia.in
Rourkela
Mr Tobias Lakra
Qrs. No.-H/40, Sector -19,
Rourkela,
Dist. - Sudargarh,
Odisha – 769 005
Phone: +9199373 52909, +917978545780
Email: rourkela@ssvpindia.in
Salem
Mr Sahayaraj
11/35, S.P. Spinning Mills Backside,
Karipatti Post, Salem District ,
TAMIL NADU. -636 106
Phone: +919894310546
Email: salem@ssvpindia.in
Shillong
Bro Golden Star Mukhim
Mawmang, Mawryngkeng
East Khasi Hills,
Meghalaya- 793 021
Phone: +918794495776
Email: shillong@ssvpindia.in
Srikakulam
Bro Darru Jesu Das
Teja Nivas, Near Bhaskar High School,
Belgam, Parvathipuram,
Vizianagaram, A.P. -535501
Phone: +919492619279
Email: srikakulam@ssvpindia.in
Sivagangai
Bro Soosai Raj
Priya Auto Stores, Pappaiah Complex
Thondi Road Corner, Kalaiyarkoil,
Sivagangai District,
TAMIL NADU-630 551
Phone: +919443013928
Email: sivagangai@ssvpindia.in
Sultanpet
Bro Peter
Muthupadithakakar House,
Sayathurai, Parisakkal P.O.,
Vadakarapathy, Palakkad District,
Kerala – 678 556
Phone: +919786584981
Email: sultanpet@ssvpindia.in
Tellicherry
Mr. Sunny Thomas
Nediyakalayil House,
Mandapam P.O.,
Chittarikkal,
Kasaragod District,
Kerala – 670 326
Phone: +919495573553, +918921156131
Email: tellicherry@ssvpindia.in
Thamarassery
Bro Thomas P D
Pulikkottil House,
Near PMOC, Marykkunnu P.O.,
Kozhikode District,
Kerala– 673 012,
Phone: +91944713324
Email: thamarassery@ssvpindia.in
Thanjavur
Bro Antony Raj
53,Mohanraj Nagar,
Pookkollai Road, Mannarkudi,
Tiruvarur Dt.,
TAMIL NADU – 614 001
Phone: +919943943683
Email: thanjavur@ssvpindia.in
Thuckaly
Bro M Robi
15-52A, R V Nivas
Kuzhivilai, Methukummal (P.O.)
Kanyakumari District,
Tamilnadu – 629172
Phone: +919442432591
Email: thuckaly@ssvpindia.in
Tiruchirapally
Bro Sesuraj Dhiraviam
45, Ubakara Annai Street,
Fathima Nagar Post,
Edamalaipattipudur (Via)
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu – 620 012
Phone: +919865652275
Email: tiruchirapally@ssvpindia.in
Tiruvalla
Sr Leny Abraham
Pakanikuzhiyil,
Evinvilla, Kuttoor P.O.,
Tiruvalla,
Kerala – 689 674
Phone: +919446365660 +919074697370
Email: tiruvalla@ssvpindia.in
Trichur
Bro Jose J Manjaly
Dove Villa,
Vendore, Alagappa Nagar P.O.
Trichur, Kerala - 680 302
Phone: +919847010016
Email: trichur@ssvpindia.in
Trivandrum (Latin)
Bro D Francis
Dayana House,
Kollampotta,
Pozhiyoor P.O.
Thiruvanathapuram,
Kerala – 695 513
Phone: +91 9037891065
Email: trivandruml@ssvpindia.in
Trivandrum (Malankara)
Bro Binu John
Melethil House,
Kodumon P.O., Adoor,
Pathanamthitta, Kerala - 691 555
Phone: +919746365059
Email: trivandrumm@ssvpindia.in
Tuticorin
Bro V Joseph Simon Judren
111/57Q/1,
Polepettai West,
State Bank Colony,
Thoothukudi,
Tamilnadu – 628002
Phone: +919842153105
Email: tuticorin@ssvpindia.in
Udupi
Bro Walter Martis
Symphony Residency -302,
Nair Kere Rodad, Ambalpady, Udupi,
Karnataka - 576103
Phone: +91990225828
Email: udupi@ssvpindia.in
Vasai
Bro Norbert Marshal Gonsalves
Priti House,
Porbhat Wadi, Manvel Dias Marg,
Tamtalao, Vasai West,
Opp Lazmianand Apartments,
Vasai, Maharashtra - 401 201
Phone: +919823199920
Email: vasai@ssvpindia.in
Vellore
Bro Charles Arockiaraj
147 Railway Station Road,
Maria Anto Illam, Kaniyambadi – Post,
Vellore District.,
TAMILNADU- 632 102.
Phone: +919442530529
Email: vellore@ssvpindia.in
Verapoly
Bro P R George Joseph
Pulluparambil, Kattayil Road,
Kaloor, Kochi, Ernakulam District,
Kerala - 682 017
Phone: +919495078649
Email: verapoly@ssvpindia.in
Vijayapuram
Mr. P. M. Rajesh
Puthiyathu House,
Karinilam P.O.,
Mundakyam (via)
Kottayam District,
Kerala - 686 513
Phone: +919847765627
Email: vijayapuram@ssvpindia.in
Vijayawada
Sr Jakkula Indira
Vadderavari Street,
Near 4- Pillers Centre, Vidyadharapuram,
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh -12
Phone: +919949070905
Email: vijayawada@ssvpindia.in
Visakhapatnam
Bro Rama Rao
QR. No: 141/B,
Sector – 3, Ukkunagaram,
Visakhapatnam, A.P.-530 032
Phone: +919949076001
Email: visakhapatnam@ssvpindia.in

List of National Council Events in India:

Poem by Felix Clave
16/06/2021

The Council General International is extremely pleased to announce that has been discovered a treasure: a copy of the book Impressions, Memories and Regrets, written in 1836 by co-founder Pierre-Emmanuel-Félix Clavé (1811-1853). 

The publication was found by sister Pattie Hughes, while researching Clavé in the library of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (United States). Pattie is a member of the United Nations Department within the Council General and became more interested in Clavé’s life and work when an international essay contest about him was held in 2020.

“From the moment the President General asked me, I started looking for possible references of this book in American universities. For several months, I made frequent contact with numerous libraries. And God heard our prayers! With the help of friends working in Stony Brook, we were able to locate Clavé’s book of poems, a true rarity and, above all, a historical document for our beloved SSVP,” stressed sister Pattie.

The book of poems has 180 pages and was printed in Paris on January 20, 1836. With 17 chapters, the work portrays remarkable moments in Clavé’s life, such as his first communion, childhood and youth memories, sentimental affairs, bitterness and hopes, besides a part dedicated especially to the Virgin Mary and faith in Christ.

Clavé’s book of poetry was highly praised by Ozanam, and also by an academic critic who expressed himself thus in the magazine “Catholic University”, published by the Catholic Institute of Paris in 1836: “The book before us gives us more than hope. Few hands have offered such a brilliant literary beginning. This little book will be reread at various times, and many of its verses will remain in the memory of the heart”.

Besides this publication, Clavé is the author of several other books, among which we can highlight: The Question of Mexico (1845), The Island of Cuba and Commercial Freedom in the Colonies (1847) and The Extraordinary History of Pope Pius IX (1848). Clavé was also a collaborator to the Paris-based “Two Worlds” Magazine, one of France’s most famous publications, which exists to this day.

“Clavé was a very cultured, studious and polyglot man. The more we know his biography, the more we discover the virtues of this man of God, who founded the Conference of Charity in 1833 with Ozanam and other friends. Clavé was an honorable person who never renounced his faith, despite all the insults and calumnies he suffered. He was a man of great valor, full of the Holy Spirit. Without him, the SSVP would not be the same,” emphasized the 16th President General, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira.

The copy of the book found in New York has already been sent to the international headquarters in Paris (France), and another one to the Council General’s office in Brasilia (Brazil). There is also another copy available at the National Library in Paris. As there is no copyright on this work, everyone can read this very interesting book of poems written in French by cofounder brother Félix Clavé. Just click below:

https://www.ssvpglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/souvenirs-clave.pdf

 

Source: SSVP Global Website

 

Vincentian Master Degree
10/06/2021

Registration until June 10th. Only 30 vacancies available.

A praiseworthy initiative, fully supported by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP): The Congregation of the Mission (CM), whose Superior General is our beloved Father Tomaz Mavric, has announced a MASTER’S DEGREE IN VINCENTIAN STUDIES, an online course taught by experts, whose academic accreditation will be granted by  the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain).

In the letter submitted to all Vincentian branches, Father Tomaz explains that there are only 30 vacancies for the first edition of this Master’s degree, from September 2021 to July 2023, which will be taught in Spanish. Candidates shall hold an official university degree, with a Spanish B2 level (CEFR). The Master’s degree amounts to 800€, which can be paid in monthly installments. The deadline for applications is June 10th, 2021. New editions will be offered for the upcoming years in other languages (French and English). 

“We would like to praise this initiative launched by the CM, because every financial effort in education is welcome when it comes to enhancing the Vincentian work. We must fight so that both children and young people from vulnerable families have access to education; moreover, we must fight for boosting the education of members of the Vincentian Family, who need the know-how to better serve those in need,” said brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General of the SSVP.

The course seeks to provide “a path that will enable them to study Vincentian history and spirituality”, and the tools for a more committed Vincentian service to the poor. The studies program throughout the four semesters of the course includes the following topics: “Life and work of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac”, “Origins of Vincentian establishments”, “Christology”, “Vincentian Theology and Spirituality”, “Theology of Holiness”, “the Vincentian Charism” and “Social Doctrine of the Church”.

“This is a golden opportunity to deepen their understanding of our spirituality and to share it with the various Vincentian groups. In the Church, such treasures should not be buried in the ground, but should be made known to everyone. This Master’s degree in Vincentian Studies is an opportunity to do just that”, Father Tomaz emphasized. The Course Coordinator is Father Corpus Delgado, from the International Secretary of Vincentian Studies (SIEV). For further information: siev@cmglobal.org

 

Superior General's Letter: https://www.ssvpglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-05-17-l-sg-ai-leader-fv-master-in-vincenzianesimo-eng.pdf

Conditions to apply: https://www.ssvpglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/info-master-en.pdf

 

The President General Launches his Fifth Book on Spiritual Readings
09/06/2021

Crónicas vicentinas 5 (The Vincentian Chronicles 5), written by our 16th President General, brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, has just been launched. The fifth book of this series is only available in Portuguese. 

Since 2006, when the first book was published, the author has specialized in chronicles, a style of writing which consists of analysing everyday life by means of short texts. The books are primarily  resources to enhance the SSVP members’ formation.

The book is made up of 84 articles on spirituality, divided into seven chapters that make reference to the seven founders of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul:

  • Chapter 1: The Legacy of the Seven Founders
  • Chapter 2: The Council General is Moving Forward
  • Chapter 3: Facing Challenges
  • Chapter 4: Learning More About the SSVP 
  • Chapter 5: Going Above and Beyond
  • Chapter 6: Unanswered Questions
  • Chapter 7: Everyday Vincentian Life

The articles can be read as a spiritual guide at Vincentian meetings in Conferences and Councils, and can also be used by the Vincentian Family. The foreword was written by the President of the National Council in Brazil, brother Cristian Reis da Luz.

“I would like to thank my friends who have always prompted me to share my Vincentian experiences by means of chronicles, especially to the Brazilian brother Gesiel Júnior, who has always believed in this literary project,” emphasized President Lima de Oliveira.

The first edition will be entirely distributed in Brazil; subsequent editions, to other Portuguese-speaking countries of the world: Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea-Bissau, East Timor and Cape Verde. The book is not under copyright, so it can be translated by National Councils at their discretion.

In Brazil, all proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to an elderly care home which has been operating for over 100 years, located in Luziania, near Brasilia, where the President General lives.

 

Source: https://www.ssvpglobal.org/the-president-general-launches-his-fifth-book-on-spiritual-readings/

 

The “13 Houses” Campaign
16/05/2021

On May 16th,  2021, the CGI’s International Territorial Vice Presidents (ITVPs) took part in a special formation initiative on the “13 Houses” Campaign, organised by the FamVin Homeless Alliance. 

The purpose of this event was to provide more information about the aims of the initiative, and its progress in various parts of the world, to make the SSVP’s Territorial Vice Presidents aware of the spread and impact of the projects carried out in the various countries.

This initiative for homeless people is intended to improve (and transform) the lives of 10,000 homeless people worldwide, via projects carried out in each of the 156 countries where the Vincentian Family operates. This campaign was inspired by the action of Saint Vincent de Paul, who built 13 houses around Saint-Lazare, the mother house of the Congregation of the Mission (CM), to care for abandoned children. One of the pillars of this initiative is the collaboration among the various branches of the Vincentian Family in planning and implementation of the projects.

During the presentations, Vincentian Family coordinators highlighted the importance of the SSVP’s action in this initiative, as it is the largest branch of FamVin. The Territorial Vice Presidents were asked to foster SSVP participation in every country, especially to identify projects which are underway or already completed, and which have not yet been reported to the general campaign coordinators.

In addition to the requirements needed to implement the projects, photographs were shown of the various actions carried out around the world, many of them with the effective participation of the SSVP. Throughout the presentations, the Territorial Vice Presidents could also ask questions and clarify any points about the initiative and the details of its funding.

 At the end of the formation session, the 16th President General International, Renato Lima de Oliveira, thanked the organisers for preparing the presentations, and ensured them that the SSVP is fully involved in this global Vincentian Family initiative, expressing his wish for the Society to carry out projects of this kind in every country where it is present.

“The SSVP is the largest and most influential branch of our Family. We need you to ensure this project moves forward. You have the tradition, the knowledge, capability, resources and an incredible number of members who will help the Vincentian Family reduce the number of homeless people throughout the world,” said the Vincentian Mark McGreevy, leader of the Alliance.

Article written by Julio Lima, ITVP, America 3

 

 

Source: https://www.ssvpglobal.org/itvps-take-part-in-a-special-meeting-about-the-13-houses-campaign/

Installation of XIV National President
28/02/2021

Installation of XIV National President - National Council of India

Bro. will swear-in as the New XIV National President of Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of India on 28th February 2021. Holy Eucharistic will be celebrated by Most Rev. Dr. George Anthonysamy, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Madras Mylapore followed by the felicitations..

National Elections 2021
13/02/2021
New National President 2021
Bro. Jude Mangalraj (President, Madras CC) had been elected as the new National President for the mandate of 2021 - 2027. The elections were conducted by the special board consist of Bro. Sebastian Thomas, Sr. Vice President & Chairman, Bro. K. J. Francis, National Secretary, Bro. Dr. Francis, Vice President. The result announcement came out on 13/02/2021. An approval letter was given to Bro. Jude by the special board in the presence of Bro. Johnson Varghese, National President and other vincentians at Ernakulam
 

World Poor Day
15/11/2020

 

This year, the Council General requests Conferences to give greater visibility to Vincentian Charity

The WORLD DAY OF THE POOR will be held on 15 November 2020 on the theme “Stretch forth your hand to the poor” (Sir 7, 32), drawn from the message written by his Holiness Pope Francis (link to the message is provided below). The World Day of the Poor, established by the Vatican in 2016, is celebrated on the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Pope Francis published his message and called on people to “stretch forth their hand to the poor”, and warned against “cynicism” and “indifference” of those whose hands are outstretched to accumulate money by the sale of weapons and drugs. “In these months, when the whole world was prey to a virus that brought pain and death, despair and bewilderment, how many outstretched hands have we seen!” said Pope Francis, drawing attention to the actions of solidarity throughout the world to help those most affected by dire poverty.

Pope Francis also commended the outstretched hands of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, volunteers or priests, who have given of themselves day and night amidst the pandemic and have defied contagion and fear to offer support and consolation. He also criticized those who prefer to keep their hands in their pockets and to remain unmoved by situations of poverty in which they are often complicit.

Pope Francis laments the frenetic pace of life that leads people, who turn a blind eye on poverty, into a “whirlwind of indifference”, but praises the “generosity that supports the weak […], a condition for full human life”. Pope Francis also acknowledged that the Church certainly has no comprehensive solutions to “the silent cry of so many poor”; it’s possible, though, to do much more for the poorest.

Even in times of pandemic, we, as members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, can celebrate the WORLD DAY OF THE POOR in a creative and efficient way. One suggestion would be to get closer to lay ecclesial movements in each parish, with fund-raising campaigns for Conferences (food and hygiene kits, which are essential in these times). 

Another idea would be to offer a greater visibility of the SSVP on the parishes’ and dioceses’ media, while liaising with companies, the government and the mass media, and showcasing the social work of Conferences and Special Works. At the end of the Mass, on 15 November, it would be worthwhile for the Conference President to disseminate the Vincentian mission, vision and values, prompting new members to join the Conferences.

“In any case, the most important thing is to be witnesses of Christ’s love for the most needy, living out the Gospel message, in community, serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and empathy. Simply with our good deeds, we can do a lot for the poor”, stressed our fellow member Renato Lima, the 16th President General.

As we ponder on 2020’s WORLD DAY OF THE POOR, amidst this health crisis, it must be acknowledged that global extreme poverty is on the rise, with people becoming unemployed and mental health cases increasing significantly. The pandemic has also been a hard blow for the world economy and countries’ wealth, having a devastating impact on families, particularly on young people. The education world has also been turned upside down, with millions of children missing out on school.

Faced with this hostile context, the WORLD DAY OF THE POOR is a great challenge for all of us, as members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Let us pray that the Good Lord will protect us and help us overcome these difficult times. “Sharing with the poor means mutual enrichment. If there are unhealthy social structures that prevent them from dreaming of the future, we must work together to heal them, to change them.” (Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, 2013, no 195).

Our founders taught us that we need to reassess our actions by better reallocating our resources, avoiding hoarding, relaxing our internal rules and mobilizing our human and material heritage, to serve the poorest with joy and no complaints, and love them without judgment, bringing the “Gospel of Hope” to everyone.

Message of Pope Francis for World Poor Day

http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/poveri/documents/papa-francesco_20200613_messaggio-iv-giornatamondiale-poveri-2020.html

 

Source: CGI Website https://www.ssvpglobal.org/the-ssvp-and-the-world-day-of-the-poor/

Centenary Celebration of SSVP Autonomy
13/11/2020

The SSVP Marks the 100th Anniversary of Being Officially Recognised as an Autonomous Body of the Church

The “Corrientensis” Resolution dated November 13th, 1920

The Bishop of the Diocese of Corrientes (Argentina), Msgr. Luis María Niella (photo), submitted a query to the Holy See, concerning the relationship of the Ordinary with SSVP Conferences, and the appropriateness for them to be independent from its authority, since he found no basis for this in the new Code, and because there was a debate about the administration of SSVP assets in Corrientes.

The Council’s Sacred Congregation issued a decree recognising the autonomy of the SSVP’s decisions and the rights of association.  This resolution, called “Corrientensis”, dated November 13th, 1920, is now 100 years old. 

The text goes as follows: “Insofar as an association does not owe its existence to the Church, nor is recognised for legal purposes by the Church, neither can it be governed or led by the ecclesiastical authority, but only by the laity appointed in its own statutes. Among these associations, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (or Vincentian Conferences) stands out in recent times for its renown and its example”.

With the 100th anniversary of this recognition by the Holy See regarding our autonomy in government and administration, it must be acknowledged that there is a close and healthy relationship between the Conferences and the Church. The SSVP liaises with and is part of the Church, through its identity, charism and organisation, as stated in Art. 5.2 of the Rule. “The Society is legally autonomous as to its existence, constitution, organisation, rules, activities and internal government. Members freely choose their own officers and manage the Society’s activities and assets with full autonomy, in accordance with their own Statutes and the legislation in effect in each country.” 

Today, with great pleasure, the International Confederation of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, represented by its Council General International, is very close to the Church life. The SSVP is a member of two official bodies at the Vatican, with a seat and a vote on each: “Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life”, and “Dicastery for Service of Integral Human Development”. We are also in permanent touch with the “Dicastery for Communications” and the “Congregation for the Causes of the Saints” for our fellow members, whose exemplary lives are being examined for canonisation, including our beloved Blessed Frédéric Ozanam. 

    Our President General, Renato Lima de Oliveira, states that “the autonomy recognised by the Church should be regarded as an asset when it comes to electing officials, to preserving our heritage and to observing the procedures, rules or regulations of our institution. As for doctrinal, spiritual and liturgical matters, we shall blithely abide by the decisions taken by the Church and the Holy Father. In view of all this, our autonomy entails responsibility, balance and cooperation.

The Council General requests that this text should be widely disseminated in each country for reading and reflection by each Conference of the Society.

 

Sources: CGI Websire

Easter Message - Bro. Johnson
12/04/2020

Easter Message by Bro. Dr. Johnson Varghese, President, National Council of India

 

Annual General Meeting
16/08/2019

The 65th Annual General Meeting to be held on 16th - 18th, August 2019 at Muvattupuzha, Kerala. This time Kothamangalam Central Council is the host CC for the meeting. With lots of preparation and understading, AGM is going to be taken forward for the betterment of the SSVP in India

1st Young Vincentian Leader's Workshop
08/12/2018

1st Young Vincentian Leaders Workshop held at Chennai on 8th - 9th December 2018