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.