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.
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.
The Society acknowledges with gratitude the contribution made by Property Brokers to the establishment of this site.
Bl. Frederic Ozanam Canonisation Prayer
Council General has approved a new prayer for the canonisation of Blessed Frederic Ozanam in the hope of obtaining a miracle through his intercession. Members are urged to seize all opportunities to make Blessed Frederic Ozanam better...
Siri Lanka Projects
New Zealand Vincentians are helping support special projects in Sri Lanka to assist those suffering the after effects of war and tsunami. Sri Lanka has experienced more than 30 years of war, as well as major devastation caused by a...
Often the smallest gesture has the biggest impact
Often the smallest gesture has the biggest impact. That was the case when our National Office received a strip of postage stamps and a hand written note from an 85 year old supporter living in a rest home. Her note said she couldn’t give...
A letter sent to a local office of the Society touched us all
A letter sent to a local office of the Society touched us all. A little girl had cried every night her Dad was seriously ill in hospital. While her family received assistance from Society volunteers, her Dad was all Sarah could think...