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Third e-newsletter (August 2014) out now - Click Here
Welcome to our third edition of our e-newletter ‘News in Brief’.. We have a lot to share with you in this issue: conferences have amalgamated, come out of recess, formed new groups and worthwhile projects have been established to help our young people with computers. Plus lots more!
Pope Francis has released his first apostolic exhortation, titled Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)
It comes on the heels of Pope Francis first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (The Light of Faith), which he composed alongside Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This exhortation, however, is his first solo teaching document as Pope.
NEW SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR FOR THE SOCIETY
New Zealand Vincentians are delighted to welcome Coadjutor Bishop Emeritus, the Most Reverend Owen John Dolan DD as their new Spiritual Director.
NEW NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
Frank Heffernan has been appointed to the role of National Vice President for the Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand.
Frank brings years of experience within the Society and other national organisations and Boards.
Along with his energy, knowledge and “can do” spirit Frank has an excellent background for what is required to stay in touch with those living at the coalface. Frank also has also been blessed with many other gifts including his wonderful Irish ‘tenor’.
The Society acknowledges with gratitude the contribution made by Property Brokers to the establishment of this site.
Computer Project Adopting a scheme that was started by the Hornby Conference in Christchurch and modifying it to suit the situation in...
Winter Chill Hits
Winter Chill Hits Around the country St Vincent de Paul conferences are braced to help the community as the chill of winter hits many...
Pride of New Zealand: Search begins for New Zealanders who make us Proud
Pride of New Zealand: Search begins for New Zealanders who make us Proud Nominations for New Zealand Herald’s inaugural award series will...
Defence Force Join Forces at Stanmore Road
Last Wednesday We received a phone call as a follow up to a meeting that was had with Volunteer Canterbury and as a result on Saturday...
St Vincent de Paul volunteers secure Big Society Award
The St Vincent de Paul Society’s 10,000 strong army of volunteers have been recognised by Prime Minister David Cameron with a Big Society...
Danneverke - What would we do without our Volunteers !
December 5 was International Day of the Volunteer. The following story shows just how important volunteers are. In the past month a 3...
Pope Francis and leader of SVDP
Meeting of his Holiness and Dr. Michael Thio, at the Cor Unum Council 13 June 2013 . On 5 and 6 June 2013, the Holy Father convened the...
Serving with distinction
FEEDING families in need, visiting the elderly and bereaved, and providing advice from budgeting to spiritual, is all in a day's work for...