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News & events

image Thoughts and prayers go with Paddy
After 60 years serving the Poor of Durban‚ Paddy Broderick is heading off to the USA to live with his daughter and her family.
- 11 June 2013

image St Judes Conference‚ Western Cape‚ reports back
Our twinned Scottish conferences steadfastly continue to provide us with assistance - thank you.
- 11 June 2013

image Prison visit
St Vincent de Paul visited the prisons and had a special ministry to the Galley Slaves. Could we wish for a better example?
- 11 June 2013

image News from Kimberley
This report from Keith Kayton‚ who has given many years of wonderful support to the Kimberly Council.
- 11 June 2013

image Re-launching the Daily Dedication Prayer
A while back we introduced the concept of using the famous Franciscan Prayer for all members to pray on a daily basis.
- 11 June 2013

image New Youth Centre planned for Diepsloot
Join together with our Bryanston Conference to give disadvantaged youth the chance of gainful employment
- 14 May 2013

image More food for the hungry
The Victory Park Conference in Johannesburg has a new cool room and bakkie which have increased capacity to collect and store food.
- 2 May 2013

image Polokong Dance Group performs
Boys and girls from Polokong Children‘s Village participated in an evening of song and dance at Etienne Roussau Theatre.
- 11 April 2013

image Matric success!
Polokong Children’s Village Grade 12s achieve 100% pass rate.
- 28 January 2013

image Safe and happy in a brand new creche
Children at St Leo’s in the Valley of 1000 Hills are smiling, after the establishment of a new creche.
- 22 October 2012

image A visit to Sweetwaters
Members of the St Louis Chairwood Conference travelled to Cedara to assist the people of Sweetwaters.
- 22 October 2012

image Visiting the sick
Members of the Westville Durban Conference have been bringing comfort and companionship to chronic sick for over 25 years.
- 22 October 2012

image Winter warmth in Hillcrest
St Dominic’s Hillcrest Conference runs several projects aimed at helping those less fortunate.
- 22 October 2012

image School books, food, sports gear - what a day it was!
Our St Louis Clairwood Conference brought joy to underprivileged school kids in Escort
- 22 October 2012

image Death of Vincentian Patrick Leslie Smith
It is with sadness, but also with thankful hearts for a life well lived, that we record the passing of our Brother Patrick after a short illness.
- 17 September 2012

image Papal Award for longserving Vincentian
Timothy Patrick McNally was presented with a Papal Award and Citation by Cardinal Wilfrid Napier on 13 May at St Marys Pietermaritzburg.
- 22 August 2012

image News from the Malvern Conference
Visiting elderly Deaf residents, and supporting disadvantaged children at schools and homes, are just some of our activities.
- 2 July 2012

image Food parcels for Kliptown’s poorest
Three conferences in Eldorado Park and Freedom Park are assisting 100 Kliptown families with weekly food parcels and blankets.
- 2 July 2012

image Former footballers give back
Members of the Oceans 11 Football Club in Pietermaritzburg recently made a generous donation to our St Anthonys Conference
- 2 April 2012

image Matric success for Polokong kids
Five matrics from our Polokong Childrens Village share their hopes for the future
- 20 January 2012

image What an experience!
Oyena Ngacatshe, from Polokong Children’s Village, was chosen to participate in the recent NACCW Youth Conference in PE
- 22 August 2011

image Our website is a winner!
The Society of St Vincent de Paul website recently received an APEX Award for Excellence
- 13 July 2011

image First Students Selected
Our new Assist A Student pilot progrmme kicked off in February
- 23 March 2011

image Vincentian father to visit Gauteng
Fr Richard Benson will visit from the USA from 24 March-5 April
- 23 March 2011

image Urgently needed for homeless people
The SVP Youth at the Cathedral of Christ the King need food, blankets and clothes
- 23 March 2011

image New container food storage depot
Nearly a year after they started, Bryanston SSVP finally have their own facility at Diepsloot
- 11 March 2011

image Diepsloot women learn arts and crafts
Thanks to a creative and dedicated volunteer, township women are learning to sew and knit
- 11 March 2011

image Job Swop at Polokong Childrens Village
What fun - when staff swopped jobs for an hour to experience the challenges facing their colleagues
- 3 March 2011

image New kitchen takes the cake!
Getting your very own birthday cake is just one more reason to smile at Polokong Childrens Village
- 25 February 2011

image Dont miss our Ladies Fayre on 26 May
Polokong Childrens Village is again hosting an elegant fundraiser, sure to please all ladies.
- 21 June 2012

image Top Achievers receive certificates
Polokong Childrens Village held a prize giving recently to recognize those who did well at school
- 25 February 2011

image Dont miss our Ladies Fayre!
Frost Yourself takes place on Saturday 25 June at the Riverside Lifestyle Resort at 9am
- 21 June 2012

image Behind the Soup Kitchen: Immigration and the duty of the Christian community
Who are these people and why do they come?
- 10 January 2011

image Christmas on the Streets
For many homeless people, Christmas meant just another day on the street.
- 10 January 2011

image My Wish List
This email from ’Jesus’ - that did the rounds just before Christmas - is well worth a read at any time
- 10 January 2011

image ePap ... e what?
This fortified, nutritionally balanced food is producing amazing results among those who are weak and malnourished.
- 21 June 2012

image Sleeping in a stairwell
Concerned neighbours alerted us to the plight of a sick 70-year old woman who had no shelter other than under a stairwell.
- 21 June 2012

image Come for lunch!
Lunchbox treats for school and tasty meals ... we are cooking up a storm in the new kitchen at Polokong Childrens Village.
- 21 June 2012

image Clinic for Homeless
Medical students run a Monday night clinic for homeless people at the Braamfontein Catholic Church.
- 21 June 2012

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