“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 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.
The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians, we:
The primary goal and purpose of the Society, its members, staff, volunteers and benefactors is:
Vincentians, in serving the poor:
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:
Vincentians belong to a worldwide community, and members:
Vincentians work as a team within the Society and also in collaboration with other people of good will to:
Vincentians carry out their work keeping in mind that:
Vincentians, through person-to-person contact,
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|
|4||Thomas Dung Dung|
|5||V S Varghese|
|7||Mrs. Vyaglo Mary Cellestine|
|11||Sis. Lissy Joseph|
|12||Sis. Shiji Starly|
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.