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St. Vincent De Paul

Society of St. Vincent De Paul

“Help honors when, to the bread that nourishes, it adds the visit that consoles, the advice that enlightens, the friendly shake of the hand that lifts up sinking courage; when it treats the poor man with respect, not only as an equal but as a superior, since he is suffering that which we would perhaps not be able to bear ourselves; since he is among us as the messenger of God, sent to put our justice and charity to the test, and to save us by our works.”

(Frédéric Ozanam, from an article in L’Ère nouvelle, October 21, 1848.)

  • the fundamental Vincentian mission of serving, protecting and speaking for the poor;
  • the importance of loving and respecting those we serve;
  • the importance of loving and respecting each other as we carry out our mission;
  • the importance of the home visit in our mission.

MISSION

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

VALUES

The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians, we:

  • see Christ in anyone who suffers;
  • come together as a family;
  • have personal contact with the poor;
  • help in all possible ways.

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of charity,

  • by its constitution,
  • in its composition,
  • in its administration.

The primary goal and purpose of the Society, its members, staff, volunteers  and benefactors is:

  • to serve and to minister to all the poor1, making no distinctions of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, or political opinions;
  • to promote their dignity in accordance with Christian values and the philosophy of the Society as expressed in the Rule.

Vincentians, in serving the poor:

  • are living the message of the Gospel;
  • are transformed through Christ.

Vincentians recognize that the service, the activities and the attachment to traditions, as expressed in the stated parameters of the Society, reflect the vision of:

  • our main founder Blessed Frédéric Ozanam,
  • our patron Saint Vincent de Paul.

Vincentians belong to a worldwide community, and members:

  • are drawn from every cultural and ethnic group,
  • are united by prayer and reflection,
  • take part in gatherings and meetings to organize and administer assistance wherever needed.

Vincentians work as a team within the Society and also in collaboration with other people of good will to:

  • serve the poor,
  • discover and help redress situations of social injustice that cause poverty, suffering and need.

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Vincentians believe that:

  • they are serving Christ when they serve the poor;
  • the activities of the Society reflect the spirit of Christ in promoting the reign of God.

Vincentians carry out their work keeping in mind that:

  • no work of charity is foreign to the Society;
  • they are the loving companions to their brothers and sisters;
  • the Society’s vision goes beyond the immediate future looking towards sustainable development and the protection of the environment for the benefit of future generations.

Vincentians, through person-to-person contact,

  • serve in a spirit of love, humility, respect and discretion;
  • are ready to serve when needed.

In our church Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded on 08.12.1977, Fr. Thomas Vadekekara was the spiritual leader and 1st president was Br. K.C .Alexander. Our conference is the first conference in Central India and affiliated to Central Council of Delhi. Our conference’s name is St. Joseph the worker conference. First meeting was held on 10.01.1978.

Sl No. Name (Brother) Period
1 K.C. Alexander 1977 – 1982
2 C.J. Abraham 1982 – 1987
3 O. Joseph 1987 – 1994
4 D. Ysesudasan 1994 – 1998
5 Willington William 1998 – 2003
6 Vincent Parera 2003 – 2009
7 Sunil Antony 2009 – still continuing

Now our conference consists of 13 members.

1 Sunil Anthony
2 Sister. Rosamma
3 Vincent Perera
4 Thomas Dung Dung
5 V S Varghese
6 Pramod Cellestine
7 Mrs. Vyaglo Mary Cellestine
8 K.F. Joseph
9 Mariadas
10 B. Francis
11 Sis. Lissy Joseph
12 Sis. Shiji Starly
13 W. Willington

Our conference celebrates two festivals such as Blessed Frédéric Ozanam day on 9th September and St. Vincent De Paul day on 27th September.

Our conference conducts   meeting on every Saturday at 7.00 pm. In the meeting we review the activities of previous week and discuss about activities to be done in next week.

Now we have adopted 6 families and try our level best for fulfilling the basic needs as well as extend medical & educational aid for these families. In addition to that our members visit the sick in hospital and home. Our members also visit the missionaries of charity and Durg sub jail. In addition to above our conference is giving more trust in children’s education of the adopted families. Since inception our conference constructed 6 houses to much needy families.

In the field of education we extended financial help to 5 girls for their studies in B.Sc (Nursing), B.Tech as well as school education.

Our source of income is through weekly secret collection from society members and donation from kind benefactors and selling of X-Mas / New Year cards and Bible Diaries.