Our Washington County Conference consists of St. Dominic, St. Rose and Holy Rosary, and Holy Trinity and Holy Rosary Manton, all in Washington County, KY. All five parishes are represented by the 33 Vincentians who care for the sick, elderly, and poor in the community. They are led by Vincentian Mary Ann Hale.
In addition to providing help with rent, utilities, gas cards, and more, the conference runs a weekly food pantry that provides food to those in need, delivering food to the home bound in the community. These Vincentians also provide monthly volunteers to Feed America.
Members of the conference, many of whom are part of the Eucharist ministry, visit the sick and the elderly and provide comfort and the sacrament to those in need. Other Vincentians of the conference sew prayer shawls, blankets, and more for those in need of comfort.
When asked why people join the Vincentian community, Mary Ann explains that, “Most of our Vincentians give out of their love for Christ and a desire to give back the blessing they, themselves, have received.”
But while doing good works is an integral part of the role of a conference, there is more to the society than that. “People may not realize the degree of personal and spiritual growth we receive from being Vincentians,” says Mary Ann. “The Vincentians join in fellowship at meetings that rotate between the five parishes. They share together food, meditation, and prayer.”
We thank the conference for all their good works, and we are grateful that they find spiritual fulfillment through these selfless acts.
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