Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’

68 children will spend Christmas at de Paul House for homeless Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

In total, 68 children including one newborn baby will spend Christmas at Birkenhead’s de Paul House, a housing and support service for homeless families. Manager Jan Rutledge said the number of families they will be providing for at Christmas this year is the most it ever has experienced. De Paul House was established in the early Read more

New woman president for Vinnies Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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For just the second time in its long history, the St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand has elected a woman to be its new national president. Marlena Hoeft-Marwick has been involved with the Society of St Vincent de Paul since she was in primary school and has come up through the ranks of Read more

Palmerston North welcomes 160 refugees in 12 months Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Palmerston North settled more than 40 households of approximately 160 former refugees over the last 12 months, according to the Red Cross Service Centre. They include Burmese Muslim, Rohingya from Myanmar, Palestinians from Syria, Afghan Dari speakers, Karen from Myanmar, South Sudanese and Bhutanese Nepali. The centre trains over 100 volunteers to work in teams Read more

St Vincent de Paul extends a helping hand to Pacific after Gita Comments 0

Monday, March 5th, 2018
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The Society of St Vincent de Paul has stepped up with financial assistance to help Tonga and Samoa recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. The Society has forwarded $10,000 to Tonga and $3,000 to Samoa from its disaster relief fund. Tonga’s needs are around health, hygiene and basic food needs; in Samoa the Read more

Cans for Christmas on a roll Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Cans for Christmas is a project that collects canned food through Catholic Schools and donates them to the St Vincent de Paul Society. Christ the King Primary School Owairaka assistant principal and Year 5 and 6 teacher Billy Hadnett came up with the idea for the initiative, which began in 2015. Hadnett established Cans for Read more

Vincentians  support  Bishops’ election statement Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The NZ Catholic Bishops’ Election Statement, Step out and Vote, has received a resounding endorsement from the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Society President Terry Comber said that the social issues that the Bishops raise are at the forefront of the Society’s work. “On behalf of Vincentians in New Zealand, I would like to Read more

St Vincent de Paul Society – Celebrating 150 Years of Service Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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This year the St Vincent de Paul Society celebrates 150 years since it was first established in New Zealand. Anniversary celebrations are planned for the weekend of October 13-15 in Christchurch. On Sunday October 15, an Anniversary Mass will be celebrated by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Martin Krebs as well as Bishops Owen Dolan and Charles Read more

Dumping: Just a few can’t tell a landfill from an Op Shop Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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“It’s not all good, but there is a lot of good.” says Mike Rolton Hamilton’s St Vincent de Paul manager. It appears that while a few don’t know the difference between a landfill and a charity Op Shop, the Vinnies in Hamilton say the good outweighs the bad by a country mile. Last month TVNZ Read more

Bishop Dolan in Rome for St Vincent de Paul Assembly Comments 1

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Owen Dolan, emeritus coadjutor bishop of Palmerston North, is pictured above with Pope Francis. He is pointing out to him the presence of the St Vincent de Paul group at the General Audience, just 50 metres away. The photo shows the Pope acknowledging the group with a wave. Bishop Dolan was at the International Assembly of Read more

St Vincent de Paul come to rescue of cruise ship Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2016

St Vincent de Paul supplied The Radiance of the Seas with five thousand altar breads after it had run out a day before arriving in New Zealand. Marketing Manager Sarah Ford said the cruise director’s call was a big deal, as they usually only sell around 100 at a time. She said one of the Read more