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HISTORY
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL- QUILON CENTRAL COUNCIL



BISHOP
Name of the Central Council Quilon Central Council
PRIESTS
Office address S.S.V.P. Quilon Central Council, Jubilee Memorial Building , Fatima Road , Kollam �691 013, Kerala , India
PARISHES
SAINT
Telephone No 0474 � 27961443
STRUCTURE
E-mail ssvpquiloncc@sancharnet.in
INSTITUTIONS
Date of starting 01-07-1958
MINISTRIES
Date of Institution of the Central Council 23-03-1959.
RELIGIOUS
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul is an international organization of Catholic Lay people, who practice Christianity by helping those in need on a person-to-person basis and in a Spirit of Charity and Justice. The Society was founded in Paris , in 1833, by Frederic Ozanam and a small group of fellow students. The essence of the Society is personal service and commitment. The Society is named after St. Vincent de Paul who lived 1581-1660 and whose life was devoted to helping the under privileged. He is the Patron of Christian Charity.
NEWS
STATUS
CONTACT
The Society spread out to 134 countries, in the world, with its head quarters in Paris .

In India the society was officially started in 1863 by the �Aggregation' of a few conferences in Bombay .

HOME
The society had its origin in the diocese on 19 th July 1936 with the establishment of St. Sebastian's conference at the parish of Tuet in the very; heart of Quilon town. With the patronization of the hierarchy the Society grew and is almost at a saturation point in quantity in the diocese with one Central Council, 7 particular councils and 95 Conferences with an active membership of 742 and auxiliary membership of 1949. The Quilon Central Council was established in 1958, and instituted' with the Council General on 23 rd March 1959.

We always up hold the primary aim of the Society by providing its members a means of self sanctification through the practice of charity by helping their neighbor in need for the love of god. With the wholehearted co-operation of the hierarchy the Society is vibrant in the parishes and the Conferences really personify Christian Charity.

Name of President Bro. K. Napolean
Address: Valiavila Vadakkathil, Mulavana P.O., (Via) Kundara, Kollam �691 503, kerala, India .
Telephone No 0474 �2522707
Date of appointment of the President 09-03-2002
Names of the past Presidents of the Central Council and year of Office:
(i) Bro. S. Antony B.A
01-07-1958 � 30-12-1972
(ii) Bro. Felix John
07-01-1973 � 20-01-1979
(iii) Bro. P.A. Joseph
21-01-1979 � 07-02-1987
(iv) Bro. A. Bennan
08-02-1987 � 31-12-1991
(v) Bro. Sebastian Thomas
17-01-1992 � 01-03-1997

(vi) Bro. Edward Fernandez

02-03-1997 � 08-03-2002
   
Major Project of the Central Council
Ozanam Eye Centre, a well-equipped eye hospital is the major project of the C.C., It is a joint project of the Central Council, R.C.S.B. and the Diocese of Quilon. The encouragement and unreserved assistance of Bro. A.Q.C. Van Ruiten of the Netherlands made this project a reality on 30-12-1979 and at that time it was the biggest project of the Society in Asia .
Staffed by a well-experienced and highly qualified medical team and equipped with the latest scientific aids O.E.C., enjoys an enviable reputation in this part of the country and provides free treatment to the poor. Cataract Eradication camps at regular intervals and cornea grafting are done at the O.E.C.
Community Wedding

Marriage of girls is considered a burden to poor families because of the dowry system prevailing. Inspired by the unquenching cry for assistances the C.C. took up a project and organized the community wedding in which 348 girls including 126 non-Catholics were married.

Housing
Providing shelter to the homeless is one of our major priorities
Educational Assistance
To poor students by adopting them for education is a project of the C.C.
Blood donation and Eye Donation

Are the two projects undertaken by the youth of the Society.

Particular Councils under Central Council:

Name of the Particular Council
Name,Address & Tel. No of President
Date of appointment

Quilon Tows P.C

Bro. Francy Antony ,St. Thomas Cottage,

Near Cherukulam Punnathala,

Thirumullavaram P.O., Kollam �691 012, Tel:No: 0474-2795166

 

Quilon East P.C.

Bro. Thomas Joseph ,�Arunima',

Kaval Junction, Tangassery, Kollam �691 007 , Tel: No:9447504339

 
Kanjiracode P.C.

Bro. Wilson E.V. ,Christuraj Bhavan, Nanthirikkal ,Vellimon P.O., Kollam , Tel: No: 2547005

 
Kovilthottam P.C

Bro. Saju P. Unnunni ,Pallickasseril House,

Vadakkumthala P.O., Karunagappally �690 536,( 2627366

 
Sasthamcotta P.C.

Bro. S. Edward ,Sherly Sadanam, Anjilimood,

Sasthamcotta. ( 2831942
 
Valiaperumpuzha P.C

Bro. K.J. Peter ,Jesus Dale, Kochutharayil,

Kayamkulam. ( 2444513
 
Kadavoor P.C.

Bro. Antony G ,Thirukkudumbalayam, Kureepuzha

Thrikkadavoor, Kollam �691 604 ,( 2706621

 
     
 
 
 
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