Outreach Ministries

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a Catholic charitable organisation which has been helping Australians for over a century.

The aim of the Society is to provide a means whereby members can practice Christianity by loving their neighbour in the person of the needy.

The work undertaken by the Society’s members is an imitation to its founder St Vincent de Paul who lived 1580 – 1660. His life was devoted to helping the under-privileged and St Vincent de Paul became the Patron of Christian Charity.

Society volunteers, in the spirit of justice and charity, assist people regardless of creed, colour, or political belief, while respecting their dignity, sharing their hopes and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. They also seek to co-operate in shaping a more just and compassionate community by sharing our resources.

Our local Conference provides aid to needy people by way of home visitation with material and moral support. Assistance is given by guiding people towards specialist agencies and organisations.

Volunteers in the St Vincent de Paul society can be from all walks of life, creed, or race who volunteer within the spirit and ethos of the Society.

Other activities:

  1. Retail centre and referral room in Gosford.  Retail centres in East Gosford and Kincumber where donated goods are sold to provide cash for further assistance.
  2. St Joseph's workshop at West Gosford where used and damaged furniture is repaired for sale and distributed to needy people.
  3. St Jude's Hostel for homeless men at Woy Woy
  4. Ozanam Youth Camp grounds at Kincumber which provides opportunity for children to have a short holiday.
  5. Vincentian Lodge at Erina is available as a temporary residential facility for displaced people.

Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7.15pm in Parish Meeting rooms.

Persons who need urgent assistance should contact the Gosford Referral Room: 4323 6081 (24 hours).

Contact Parish Office for direct contact details.

Communion of the Sick

This is a group of Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who visit the sick parishioners at home, hospital or at nursing homes as requested, to administer Holy Communion on a regular basis.

Contact Parish Office for direct contact details.


Social Justice Ministry

This ministry's goal is to practice the message of the Good Samaritan with was Jesus reply to the question " Who is my neighbour?" and to constantly remind ourselves that Our Lord said, "as often as you do this to the least of my brothers and sisters you do it to me".

We meet each month is the Parish Offices.

Contact Paul Malone or Bernie Introna through the Parish Offices.