As we head into the depths of winter the local St. Vincent de Paul conference is concerned about people who will face impossible choices this year. Some will struggle with the decision of heating the house or having a Christmas dinner. The SVP conference will be holding their annual collection at local masses as follows: Ballybay and Ballintra – Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December. The local branch would encourage parishioners to use the envelopes which are available in al the church porches. If you are in need of assistance  you can contact SVP by writing to them C/O Confraternity Rooms, St. Patrick Street, Ballybay or by telephoning freephone 1800 677 777 before the 10th December.  In either case a SVP volunteer will be in touch to see how best they can assist you. Please only seek help if you are genuinely in need of it.