A group of parishioners interested in growing spiritually as they respond to needs through person-to-person contact
An organized way of meeting parish-area needs
A network—local, national and international—of Vincentians sharing resources, information and prayer
Cooperation with pastor, staff and other parish groups in ministering to people in need
A chance for growth through experience “in the field” and through seminars, workshops, evenings of reflection
An opportunity for consciousness-raising in the parish
Almost 170 years of experience in serving the needs of God’s people
How does it happen?
Parishioners (at least four to six) form a Conference.
They hold regular meetings (weekly or biweekly), which provide opportunities for spiritual growth and for discussion of current needs in the community.
A Spiritual Advisor (priest, religious, or lay) meets regularly with the Conference for prayer, reflection and discussion.
Home visits are made whenever possible to those known to be in need of material or other assistance.
A separate checking account finances Conference activities. Funds are usually raised through donations and special events.