SSVP is an autonomous body, a lay Society with official legal status under civil law, and also recognized by the Holy See as a “Lay Society” under the category of “Pious Social Works”. So, we are neither a “Public Association of the Lay Faithful” nor a “Private Association of the Lay Faithful“. However, by virtue of Canon 336, we are subjected to the Bishops on Faith and Morals.

SSVP works in close partnership with the Hierarchy. In practice, we consult and collaborate with the Parish of Saint Dominic Catholic Church; Yaba Particular Council (YPC); Lagos Central Council (LCC), up to the National Council; seeking their consent and support as required, and providing updates about our activities.

As a charity organization, SSVP has always been highly praised for its good works and Catholic Spirit.