WelCom September 2022
On Sunday 25 September, Vincentians from Wellington, Hutt-Wairapapa and Kapi Mana Areas will gather at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Tawa to join with parishioners in celebrating the feast day of St Vincent de Paul at the 10.30am Mass. We are pleased to have Cardinal John Dew lead us in this celebration.
This year is very special as Covid-19 made it impossible for the last two years to gather and celebrate St Vincent de Paul as our model and patron. Right from the beginning in 1833, our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, insisted we follow the example of St Vincent in our work of loving our neighbour through practical assistance to the poor.
St Vincent de Paul has been an essential part of parish life in New Zealand for over 150 years and celebrating in a parish give us a chance to thank people for the assistance that makes our work possible.
Gerard Stevens, Area President Kapi Mana, Society of St Vincent de Paul in New Zealand.