If you need to contact someone in respect of one of the following groups then please telephone or email the Parish Office and they will pass on your message on to the relevant group contact.
Catholic Women's League (CWL)
The CWL is a national charitable organization which has existed for just over 100 years. Its mission is to educate and encourage catholic women to play an active role in the work of the Church at parish, diocesan, national and international levels. The Group meets New members are always welcome.
Legion of Mary
The Legion was founded in Dublin Ireland in September 1921 by Frank Duff. It is a
lay Catholic organisation, whose members have weekly meetings where prayer and the
Rosary are interspersed with reports and discussions. The object of the Legion is
The Parish Council exists to help the Parish Priest carry out his pastoral ministry
to the Parish Community. It is to help him identify, understand, and respond to the
spiritual needs of parishioners. At regular intervals Parishioners will be given
the opportunity to offer their services as members of the Council.
The Mercy Associates group was founded by Sr Agnes Gleeson in 2000. We meet once a month for daily prayer & have a meeting afterwards to discuss our future projects & retreats. The main charity we fundraise for is, “The Women of Peru” & we sell their hand made crafts for them. We hold coffee mornings several times throughout the year for The Women of Peru. If you are interested in learning more about the Canvey Island Mercy Associates please contact Valerie Ham on 01268 680 283.
St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)
In the Parish most of our work is befriending, This is regularly visiting parishioners in their homes. In recent times this has expanded to the wider community of Canvey Island. Our work is wide ranging as many parishioners are aware. Our website is www.svp.org.uk & it will show our motto is “Concern into Action”. If you wish to be contacted by the SVP please see Fr Eamonn.
3rd Canvey Island Scout Group (St Joseph’s)
Our Group has been established in the Parish community for almost 50 years & in 2015 have 76 young people & 17 leaders. It is a place where boys & girls between the ages of 6 & 14 can enjoy a range of indoor & outdoor activities from weekly meetings to annual camps. It is an organisation where children can grow, learn new skills, engage in exciting activities & above all have fun. Please call Kevin Cummings on 01268 696 439 if your child is interested in joining.
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