Welcome to the Website of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand.
The Society is a helping agency, caring for people in need in the whole community in response to the command given to all Christians by Jesus Christ to love our neighbour as ourselves.
The Society helps all those it can who are in genuine need, and the type of help it gives is not limited to any one thing - any type of practical assistance can be looked at.
Membership of the Society is open to all Christians. The Society is Catholic in character and follows the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church.
As far as possible members work to help people in need on a person to person basis.
Their work is funded largely by donations and bequests, by grants and by the income from Society operated charity shops that sell donated clothing and other goods.
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.
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