Parish Pastoral Council
Chairperson: Bredge Casey
Secretary: Eileen Maguire
Members: Fr John McKeever
Canon Michael Crawley
Fr Aidan McCann
Rev Martin Barlow
Parish Finance Team
Finance Committee Chairperson
Rev John McKeever
Finance Committee Member(s)
Nuala McKenna Secretary
Society of St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) was founded in Ireland in 1844. It is the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland. During its history it has helped people in need through a Famine, a Civil War, a War of Independence, two World Wars and several economic recessions.
Our focus is on practical approach to dealing with poverty, alleviating its effects on individuals and families through working primarily in person-to-person contact by a unique system of family visitation and seeking to achieve social justice and equality of opportunity for all citizens.
In addition to providing direct assistance to those in need, caring for the homeless, providing social housing, operating holiday homes and other social support activities, the Society promotes community self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit , based on the needs of the individual or family seeking help.
The Society respects the dignity of those who contact us, offering assistance and advice when sought, maintaining their dignity while assisting them towards long-term self-sufficiency in a relationship of friendship, trust and confidentiality.
In 2015 the Conference opened our Charity shop, originally a unit in the Old Mill complex which then relocated to our new home at 39 Kinelowen Street.
Our shop welcomes donations of clothing, Bric a Brac, Homewares, Books and DVD which we then sell to sustain the support our conference offers to those in need in the community.
Our shop can be contacted on (028) 3778 8010.
St Patricks Conference
Confidential Helpline 07738838078
Let us learn, first of all, to defend our belief without hating our adversaries, to appreciate those who do not think as we do, to recognize that there are Christians in every camp, and that God can be served now as always! Let us complain less of our times and more of ourselves. Let us not be discouraged, let us be better.