From: The Advocate, Melbourne: Vic 1868-1954,Saturday 14 September 1912, page 25
Perhaps no more striking illustration of this could we have, than the manner in which the congregation of St. Mary’s recently formed a conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. With the parish priest and spiritual director of the society, Rev. Fr. Cremin, at the fountain head, much good work has already been accomplished.
The parish of Axedale might well be regarded as a model one. not only on account of the practical demonstration of their faith, but also, if the enthusiasm with which the parishioners enter into any movement appertaining to the welfare of the Holy Catholic Church.
Besides exercising its charitable obligations, the conference has undertaken the distribution of Catholic literature. It is also proposed to build a hall for Catholic purposes, such as holding meetings, and as a place where congregational singing can be practised on Sundays, when there is no Mass.
A social will be held in aid of the building fund of St. Mary’s on October 16th. The residents of Axedale intend to give a complimentary concert to Miss Myle Egan, on the evening of the occasion of the next Hibernian picnic, in recognition of the popularity of the talented young vocalist.
A special train will leave for Bendigo after the concert for the convenience of patrons.
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AXEDALE. (1912, September 14). Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954), p. 25. Retrieved March 23, 2021, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article170953999