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St Vincent De Paul

St Vincent de Paul Society

Contact:
- Day Conference: Joan Tangney 9523 6774 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- Night Conference: Tony Bishop 95272131

Mission: To deepen the Catholic faith of its members - to go out into our parish to heighten the awareness of Jesus Christ. We do this by sharing ourselves - who we are and what we have - with the poor on a person to person basis. We seek to co-operate in shaping a more just and compassionate Australian community, and to share our resources with our twinned countries. Our preferred option in this mission of service is to work with the poor in development, by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their destiny.
The St Vincent de Paul Society, an international lay Catholic organisation, offers support to needy families and individuals. No act of charity is beyond the scope of this Catholic lay organisation. New members are always welcome.

The Day Conference meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10am in the Parish Centre Room.
The Night Conference meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7.30pm in the Madden Room. The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frederick Ozanam and was brought to Sydney by Charles O'Neil, a Scottish migrant, with the first conference in NSW being held at St Patrick's, The Rocks, on the 24th July 1881. The Society spread slowly but surely through the growing metropolis of Sydney, reaching Hurstville in 1899. In 1907 a Conference was formed at Penshurst under the care of its Priest in Charge, Father O'Kelly. The Brothers of this Conference carried on the work of care of the needy on the southern side of the Georges River. Cronulla was then part of Penshurst Parish. On the 19th February, 1922, at the request of Fr O'Kelly, a Conference was formed in Cronulla, it being the 77th Conference in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Its first President was E.J. Hollingsdale who lived on the Esplanade, Cronulla. He held this Office until 1925 when James Thornton was elected President.


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