St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference

Co-ordinator / Leader Kevin O'Callaghan
Contact Number Parish House: as per our Contact-Us page.
Members / Participants 24
Year the group started ~ 1972
Gathering place / time Monday 7:00 p.m. in the Parish House
Main Function / Purpose Visiting the poor and needy in the area in their homes, bringing personal and material assistance.
Major Event Winter Appeal - July
Christmas hamper and toy distribution - December
Related Links St. Vincent de Paul's Australian web site -
Donation Hotline 13 18 12

Background and Objectives

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organization. Traditionally and still today, the primary objectives of the Society are the spiritual growth of its members, and the heightening of awareness of the Kingdom of Christ in the community. We accomplish these objectives by following Christ's commandment to "love thy neighbour", which we do by going to the needy in our community, visiting in their homes, bringing friendship, and what relief we can, in both short and more importantly the long term.

The Holy Spirit Conference, which embraces Ringwood North, Park Orchards and Warrandyte, has 20 members, who in the 2017 calendar year, visited 104 homes, with total visits of 765.

982 children and 1,232 children were involved.

In the year to 30/06/17,approximately $61,000.00 was expended by the Conference to assist these families in their various needs.

How Vinnies can help (YouTube)

A short animation that shows how changes in family circumstances impacts on their lives and how Vinnies Can help.