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St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand tackles poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

We have a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand. In the 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has given practical assistance to thousands of people.

Young people are not only the future, they are part of its present. They are dedicated young people who work for social justice and want to make a difference in the world.

There are 135 Conferences in every region of New Zealand. Members assist those in need. No work of Charity is foreign to the Society.

St Vincent de Paul Centres and Shops aid the most vulnerable in the community. Members and volunteers assist to alleviate suffering and promote human dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions.

If you are needing assistance in some way please visit our shops page and find a shop local to you. They will be able to help direct you to support services in your area.

Latest News

Spiritual Reflection - March 2024

(This article continues the theme of developing our spirituality, as referred to in my February article.)  Now the Jewish Feast of the Passover was near.  When Jesus looked up and saw a largeRead more

Spiritual Reflection - February 2024

And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority  (Mk 1:22). The recently deceased National President of the St Vincent de Paul Society,Read more

Spiritual Reflection - January 2024

January 2023 WHERE IS THE POVERTY? A religious sister whom I worked with in my early years of priesthood, eventually spent some years in the 1980’s working in Ethiopia. I often thought of her, asRead more

Spiritual Reflection - December 2023

It is somewhat irritating as Christmas draws near, writing something relating to the Christian message, when there is a war going on between the peoples of Palestine and Israel. Fighting for peaceRead more

Spiritual Reflection - November 2023

It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate task: that of creating our own lives. – Thomas Merton Thomas Merton had been a Trappist moRead more

50th Anniversary - The National Council of Tonga

Read the newsletter for full coverage of the 50th Anniversary celebrations recently held in Tonga.Read more

Spiritual Reflection - October 2023

The encyclical Pacem In Terris was presented to the world by Pope John 23rd in 1963 in response to the Cuban missile crisis a year earlier. We could say the document was a call to politiciansRead more

President-elect presents credentials to Pope Francis

A bust of Ozanam was gifted to the Pontiff Brother Juan Manuel Buergo Gómez was this week in Rome to present his credentials to Pope Francis in his capacity as President General-elect. The cordialRead more

Spiritual Reflection - September 2023

The picture above portrays an event  in the life of St Martin of Tours.  The story goes that Martin, while still preparing for baptism, came across a beggar, freezing from lack of clothing in theRead more

Spiritual Reflection - July 2023

Like the nectar of the flax flowerRead more

Spiritual Reflection - August 2023

The corners of a house may be seen and examined, Not so the corners of the heart.Read more

Spiritual Reflection - June 2023

Steadfast as the rock that scorns the lashing tides.Read more

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Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly

Since being established, the Foundation has provided funding for many senior orientated projects. The current focus is on providing grants to help fund hearing aids for seniors on low incomes throughout New Zealand. Find out how you can help or apply for a grant.