Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’

Celebrating feast day of St Vincent de Paul Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

The St Vincent de Paul Society Wellington Area hosted a festival Mass at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mount Victoria on Thursday to celebrate the Feast Day of the Society’s patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. Read more   Related Posts:Feast day for St Paul VI announcedA new direction for Ozanam HouseNew woman president for VinniesRegional Read more

A new direction for Ozanam House Comments 0

Monday, August 19th, 2019
ozanam house

The Ozanam House Trust has provided accommodation in Palmerston North for cancer patients and their caregivers since 1967 It was the brainchild of members of the Palmerston North St. Vincent de Paul Society. People requiring treatment for cancer have, until now, had to go to Palmerston North from other mid-north Island places to receive treatment Read more

Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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A series of regional seminars is being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to join the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The seminars, run by the Society’s National Spiritual Adviser Fr Jeff Drane, are being held in the coming months in response to requests from Vincentians Read more

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
refugees

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
Gita

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
cans for christmas

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
Vincent de Paul

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