The annual Thanksgiving Mass is a significant event in the St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria's calendar. It takes place traditionally at St Francis Church in the CBD where the Society was established in March 1854 and the venue for its first meeting.
The Thanksgiving Mass is a special event that takes place early in November, as part of the Remembrance Masses that happen across the State, All Saints Day, All Souls Day and Remembrance Day on the 11th. This year in 2020, the Thanksgiving and Remembrance Services will take place during NAIDOC week, which will provide even richer and more reverent opportunities to remember those who have gone before us.
The COVID restrictions have presented some challenges and this year we will bring the Mass to you online while maintaining the significant meaning it holds for all of our members, volunteers and employees. Our aim is to ensure that all members, volunteers and employees are able to participate in the service from the comfort of their own home.
Our Thanksgiving Mass remembers, honours and celebrates the lives of those who have passed away during the last 12 months.