Parish Groups

Support Group for widows, widowers, separated & divorced

This is a support group for widows, widowers, separated & divorced to come together and walk the journey of grief together through talking about loss while not being judged. The group meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.
 
For enquiries, please contact Peter – 0413 015 061 or 9840 6248 or padess53@gmail.com
 
Society of St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic International Organization that aspires to live the gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.
 
In our state of Victoria, the Central Office is at Box Hill, where a Call Centre operates. The Call Centre receives telephone calls from needy people, and passes them on to the various Conferences according to their geographic locations. The Society serves anyone in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions.
 
The Conference at St Peter & Paul’s Parish, was established in 1991 by the late Dick Gebbie and Geraldine Gebbie. We currently have 12 active members and 3 associate members, and meet on the first Tuesday of each month. We assist the needy in our community by providing them with Woolworth Vouchers and donated non-perishable food, and with toys and hampers at Christmas. We are able to do this by the generous donations of our parishioners. We have two appeals a year- the Winter Appeal and the Christmas Appeal to keep up our stock of Vouchers and non-perishable food, toys and winter clothing. To make a credit card donation call 13 18 12 or visit www.svdp-vic.org.au.
 
To donate goods to one of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s centres of charity (the opportunity shops or the Vinnies stores) call 1800 621 349 or 9895 5800
 
For assistance from St. Vincent de Paul Society, its help line number is 1300 305 330.
 
Knights of the Southern Cross
Knights of the Southern Cross is an organisation of Catholic men committed to promoting the Christian way of life. The local section meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at the parish Drop-in Centre from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. New members are always welcome.
 
Family groups
Family groups are social groups designed to encourage parishioners to get to know members on a social basis. Each family group consists of 10 to 15 households, and members get together each month to share a simple low-cost social activity and spend time together.
 
Youth Group
Our parish’s Young Amazing People, aged 11 to 16 years, get together every 2nd Sunday of the month at 12.30pm at the parish hall for food, fellowship and spiritual growth.
 
Email Cheryl.tay@cam.org.au for more information.
 
Drop-in Centre
The parish Drop-in Centre provides interaction and craft activities for older members of the parish. The centre is open every Monday 11.00am – 2.30pm, except during school holidays.
 
Men’s Coffee Club
Men of the parish are invited to meet for Men’s Coffee Club for coffee and camaraderie every Tuesday 11.00am in the parish office meeting room.
 
For enquiries, please contact Kevin on 9848 7858.
 
Ladies' Tea
Ladies’ of the parish are invited to get together for friendship, tea or coffee, and chat about anything and everything. The group meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm in the Drop-In Centre.
 
For enquiries, please contact Bernadette on 0414 879 270.
 
Ladies' Luncheon
This is a monthly ladies’ luncheon club that meets every 1st Wednesday of the month for a meal and social interaction.
 
For enquiries, please contact Muriel O’Gorman on 9840 7484.