Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul’

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

Burglars steal donated food and gifts from Vinnies

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Parish Priest of the Palmerston North Cathedral, Fr Joe Grayland, is thanking the local people and businesses for replacing many of the donated Christmas goods and much of the food, stolen over the weekend. “Their generosity has been outstanding, and it restores my faith in human nature”, he says. “They will literally help make Read more

COVID-19: Vinnies see sharp rise in requests for help

Monday, August 24th, 2020
St Vincent de Paul Society

The Covid-19 lockdowns have resulted in a sharp rise in requests for support from the St Vincent de Paul Society across New Zealand. The response from volunteers and donors has been tremendous, says Marlena Hoeft-Marwick, National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society. “Some people have donated money, others have given food items and Read more

SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

The St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society, this week, launched a National Recovery Appeal to help the increasing numbers of individuals and families struggling from the impact of Covid-19. The Appeal will run until December. The goal is to raise $4 million to provide people with economic, social and emotional support during these times of Read more

Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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

New woman president for Vinnies

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

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

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

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

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