SACRAMENTO DIOCESAN ARCHIVES
Vol 4 Father John E Boll, Archivist No 10
A HISTORY OF SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY Roseville Area Conference, Inc.
By Dr Thomas Stanko, MD
Father Michael Cormack and Doctor Tom Stanko, MD
The Saint Vincent de Paul Society, Roseville Area Conference, was founded in August of 1983 as a project of Saint Rose Catholic Church in Roseville. The idea for forming a Saint Vincent de Paul Conference sprang from a dinner conversation between Father Michael Cormack, then Pastor of Saint Rose of Lima, and Dr. Tom Stanko. Dr. Stanko was inspired by the charitable work of Father Dan Madigan, founder of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, and asked Father Cormack if he felt it would be possible to start a similar charitable program at Saint Rose Parish? Father Cormack was very supportive of the idea and invited Deacon Bill Boudier to join them in this endeavor. The three agreed that the Saint Vincent de Paul Society model would be the right vehicle for their effort. Bill became the first President of our Saint Rose Conference. Using his leadership skills and dedication, the conference grew and thrived….Click Here to read more