Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul’

Food a discretionary item for some

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022
Food discretionary item

Food has become a discretionary item in many people’s budgets. Its low priority is just one of the changes Delphina Soti, General Manager of the St Vincent de Paul food Hub in Auckland is seeing. Covid has a long tail and there are many layers of need in the community, she says. “There’s a lot Read more

Mayor says new St Vincent de Paul Centre “so needed”

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
St Vincent de Paul Centre

A new St Vincent de Paul Centre opened in Levin on Sunday 15 May and immediately received civic approval. Speaking at the opening Levin, Mayor Mr Bernie Wanden, (pictured) described the Centre as “a wonderful venture for our community.” Wanden observed that Levin probably has the lowest rating for household income in New Zealand. He Read more

Anti-vax protesters force Picton Vinnies to close

Thursday, February 17th, 2022

Vinnies charity shop in Picton has closed due to the spread of Omicron and the town’s increasing numbers of anti-vax mandate protesters, who are not wearing masks. As part of a nationwide anti-vax mandate convoy, protesters have occupied Nelson Square since last Monday. St Vincent de Paul Marlborough area president Alan Furness said the Vinnies Read more

Foodbanks under real pressue

Monday, November 8th, 2021
St Vincent de Paul Foodbank

The shelves are nearly bare at Dunedin’s foodbanks, as they grapple with record demand and the cancellation of a major donation event. The area’s four foodbanks — Presbyterian Support Otago, the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and the Mosgiel Community Food Bank, met yesterday to discuss the intense pressure their services have come under Read more

Man who stole charity’s Christmas food parcels gets present from court

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Some may have labelled Bishop Bayden Poipoi​ a Grinch after he stole Christmas food parcels set aside for people in need, but he has been given a gift from the High Court – a shorter sentence. In a recently released High Court judgment, Justice Simon France shaved Poipoi’s sentence for a range of offences from Read more

Terry Jordan elected St Vincent de Paul president

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
St Vincent de Paul

Long-time Wellington Vincentian Terry Jordan has been elected as the Society’s new National President. Terry has been a member of the Conference in Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt, since 2008 and has held leadership roles at Conference, Area Council and National Board levels. “I see my membership of the Society as a practical expression of my faith,” Read more

St Vincent de Paul in Paris leads effort to resettle migrants

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Members of St Vincent de Paul in Paris are helping migrants by providing practical and spiritual help. Coordinating Catholic aid is Jerome Perrin, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris. Read more Related Posts:Terry Jordan elected St Vincent de Paul presidentMayor says new St Vincent de Paul Centre “so needed”Paris archbishop: Read more

Cardinal Dew’s Mountain of Mercy

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

In what Cardinal John Dew called “an act of mercy” dozens of new pairs of shoes, vouchers and socks were piled on Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral steps on Sunday. “We have asked people to ‘be an act of mercy’ and they have responded with great generosity for those who can’t afford to put shoes and Read more

Catholic agencies bringing winter warmth to Christchurch

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Two Catholic Agencies are bringing winter warmth to Christchurch residents. Caritas is helping provide warm winter clothing for Christchurch residents left out in the cold following the February earthquake. Caritas is partnering with the St Vincent de Paul Society and a Christchurch clothing company for the project. Through donations received nationally on behalf of Christchurch Read more