Congregation of the Mission

The Congregation of the Mission, more commonly known as The Vincentians, is an international Roman Catholic Apostolic community of Priests and Brothers founded in Paris, France in 1625 by Saint Vincent de Paul to follow Jesus Christ, evangelizer of the poor. Their motto taken from St. Luke’s gospel is: ” He has sent me to bring Good News to the poor.” Today, more than 4,000 men in 74 countries work, pray, and live in community in response to the needs of the poor. The Vincentians who live and work in Britain belong to an Anglo-Irish province, which has its headquarters in Dublin.
Their current ministries include: building faith communities in parishes; ethnic chaplaincies, working with homeless people, deaf people, travellers, refugees and asylum seekers; schools and colleges; parish missions, teaching, formation and direction in seminaries; chaplaincy to the Daughters of Charity and overseas missions in Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Fr. Kieran McGovern CM
St. Mary’s
82 West Street
Tel: 01582 662 710

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