Parish Groups are the lifeline of our parish community and help many within our local community who are in need.

St Vincent De Paul

For all St Vinnie’s enquiries – phone 9769 6060

Marlene Jorgensen – President, Seaford Conference

Email:  jorgo2004@hotmail.com

Mobile:  0400 147 588

Our aim is to help those in need within the parish and our community with short term or  emergency aid. The Society’s motto is to “give a hand up not a hand out”. Often this means in addition to help offered by our St Vincent De Paul we may refer some clients on to other  welfare agencies. The visits to our clients are always done in pairs by our members as this in their own home.

St Vincent De Paul is different from other welfare organisations because we practice our Catholic Faith which is an essential part in the work we do. The money we need is generated by bequests, donations and revenue generated from our shops. Seaford Conference is reliant on funds being passed on from higher bodies within the Society to finance the work we do.

We meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm at the Parish Centre. The meeting finishes at 8.30pm.

Whilst we are always looking for new members, any parishioner who is interested to know more about what we do is most welcome to attend a meeting, or contact Marlene.

 

Parishioners’ Crisis Support Fund

Some of our parishioners that attend mass here each week and are very much a part of our parish family struggle to survive financially. Often there is little in reserve. This is all well and good as long as nothing unforeseen comes along such as unexpected medical or household expenses or sudden loss of employment.

If something like this does happen families or individuals can experience high stress levels wondering how they are going to manage financially. Many struggle to see how they might make ends meet and ‘survive this crisis’. Many are concerned about what the future may hold for themselves or their family.

Many of you might say that the parish has a strong and vibrant St. Vincent de Paul conference who could assist these parishioners. It is not intended that this Crisis Support Fund compete with or undermine the valuable work that the dedicated members of the St Vincent de Paul group undertake in the parish. The people that this fund assists are members of our own parish family – active in the life of the parish and well known by fellow parishioners. It is for these reasons that they are reluctant (due to either embarrassment or pride or a combination of both) to seek assistance for themselves or their family through St Vincent de Paul.

When crisis or financial hardship impacts on a family member other family members rally to lend their support. The same should apply when one of our ‘own’ in the parish hits a rough patch. Who better to demonstrate our loving care and practical financial support than a member of our own parish family.

Christmas Hamper Committee

Peter Vyverberg – Co-Ordinator

Email:  pgvyverberg@gmail.com

Mobile:   0432 120 704

Christmas Hampers Committee is a sub-committee of St Anne’s St Vincent de Paul.

The committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month (generally) at 7.30pm in the parish centre.

The aim of the group is to provide Christmas celebration meals to local families in need (approx. 200+) as determined by Fr John, Vinnies during its home visits or as nominated by parishioners, whilst also assisting in the delivery of Vinnies toys to local families.

During the year we raise funds through “Christmas in July” parish raffle, donations of groceries from St Joachim’s school pupils, and a lapathon event run by St Anne’s pupils. Also we receive financial and grocery support from local businesses, generous parishioners and local Woolworths supermarkets.  In November each year we hold a Sausage Sizzle at Bunnings in Carrum Downs which is of great financial assistance.

Christmas Hamper Committee is open to anyone who wishes to become involved, we welcome donations of groceries or food items needed for our sausage sizzle fundraisers.

 

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary group meet each Friday at 5pm in the Parish Centre.  New members are most welcome.

Contact Allan Sleddon for more information on 0403 016 869.

 

Frankston Filipino Seniors Support Group

The Frankston Filipino Seniors Support Group provides a fun & supportive environment for local residents to connect with their peers & form lasting social bond.

Contact Grace Edwards via email.

Facebook Page

 

Seaford Housing Action Coalition (SHAC)

SHAC is a local community group providing solidarity with the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. It was commenced a few years ago by the St Anne’s Social Justice group.

We meet in St Anne’s Parish Centre on the second Thursday evening of each month. We start again in February 2017, and warmly encourage parishioners to come.

For further information, contact David Moloney: dmo74189@bigpond.net.au, or 0417 704 427 or the forum link – http://www.seafordcc.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=20

SHAC now have their own Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/SHACSeafordHousingActionCoalition/

Community Meals – November 20, 2017

Dates for 2017:

There will be no meeting in December 2017.
Dates for 2018:
8 February

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