Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’

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

Monday, March 5th, 2018

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

“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

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

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

Pies donated to St Vincent de Paul help feed hungry Auckland families

Friday, November 27th, 2015

A chance meeting with a small dog changed Peter Irving’s life. Two years ago, Sandringham resident Mark Ward was walking his dog, Taco, when they bumped into Irving. He and Ward struck a deal that would ultimately affect thousands of families in need across Auckland. Ward is a business development representative for Mrs Mac’s Pies. He Read more

Vinnies and gangs dish out sandwiches to needy children

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

You may not be surprised to know that the St Vincent de Paul Society in Hamilton has the Loaves & Fishes programme, which takes school lunches to children in 24 Hamilton schools. What may be more of an eye opener is that a local gang is doing the same thing. The Tribal Huks is a Read more

Young Vinnie receives Absolutely Positive award

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Finn Lowndes from St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie Wellington is first person to receive The Absolutely Positively Wellington Student Award. This award is given to secondary school students who have demonstrated commitment lo Wellington and their community. It is the brainchild of mayor Celia Wade-Brown. “it was time the positive aspects of teenagers were celebrated,” Read more