The St. Vincent De Paul Society in Surathkal began in the year 1991.The then Parish Priest Fr. Victor A. Pinto was the first Spiritual Director. Bro.William Patrao was the first President. This Society which has finished a decade has been doing lot of good work helping the needy and the poor. Fr. Robert Pinto, Fr. Denis D’Souza, Fr. J.B.D’Souza, Fr. Frederick Montheiro had been the Spiritual Directors of the Society. At present Fr. Antony Lobo has been guiding the Society.
At present Sis. Jessy D'Souza is the president and there are 16 active and 7 honorable members. They meet every Sunday before mass. The Society distributes rice to needy people, gives scholarships and also finances the needs of the adopted families. Members visit the houses of needy people and the sick. The Society runs with the financial help from their twinning Society in Australia, Secret collection and donation from well wishers.
The present office bearers of the Society are
Spiritual Director: Fr. Antony Lobo
President : Sis. Jessy D'Souza
Vice President : Bro. Vincent Sequeira
Secretary : Sis. Ivy Cardoza
Treasurer :Bro. Peter D'Souza