St Brigids Conference of the Society of St Vincent de Paul was established in 1922. It has a long and rightly proud tradition of caring for the spiritual and material needs of all in our community.
A great number of parishioners have been, at one time or another, members of the SVDP. Currently, our numbers are fewer than they have been in the past, however we hope to soon recruit more members. Traditionally SVDP (at least in St Brigids) was an all male institution; very happily this is no longer the case.
Our SVDP Conference meets fortnightly on a Monday evening after Devotions. (8.15pm).
Thanks to the efforts a small band of helpers - and to the great financial support they enjoy on a weekly basis from those attending Mass - St Brigids senior citizens are regarded and treated as VIPs in our community.
Each year - at no cost to the senior citizens - the Group organises a Summer Outing, and a Christmas Dinner in the Parish Centre. Both treats are greatly appreciated - and most certainly enjoyed - by all who attend. For more information see Margaret or John Thomas, Cathie McQuade.
For close on 20 years the parishioners of St Brigids have had good reason to be grateful to the ladies of St Brigids Catering Group. Since the mid 80s they have given their services to all who wish to offer some hospitality to friends and relations following a funeral in St Brigids Church.
The same Group can also be relied upon for the happier events in the parish calendar.
Contact Margaret Connelly for more information.