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of the Conferences and Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Diocese of Columbus, Ohio


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Welcome to the Society of St. Vincent dePaul of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.


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The generous end-of-the-year donations toThe Diocesan Council Emergency Fund are sincerely appreciated. They are so helpful. Unfortunately, needs remain. Generous donations, large or small, are needed for this crucial emergency fund.

Go to Columbus Voice of the Poor for information about a microloan program for the poor and to build a fund to back these loans to help the local poor avoid predatory lenders.

SAVE THE DATEs:

Bridges Out of Poverty Constructs training will be offered again on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9 am to 5 pm at Corpus Christi Church, 1111 Stewart Ave, Columbus 43206. The training entails viewing and discussion of the 7 BOP DVDs that address the definition and causes of poverty, hidden rules of class, language, family structure, and building of resources. The understandings gained from BOP training are very beneficial in performing home visits and other SVDP ministries. All Vincentians are encouraged to have this training. Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost of attendance is $15/person payable at the door. To register, contact Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or psummmers@columbuscatholic.org. DEADLINE FOR REGISTATRATION IS TUESDAY, February, 26, 2019.

A Day of Self-Care and Healing - Lighten Your Load, Brighten Your Light - sponsored by the Diocesan Hope Task Force, will take place on Sat, March 9, 2019 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Martin de Porres Center at the Dominican Sisters of Peace campus, 2330 Airport Drive. Attendance is free but RSVP is mandatory. Lunch will be provided. Download poster. RSVP by contacting Andrea Pannell at 614-241-2550 or apannell@columbuscatholic.org.

Ozanam Orientation originally scheduled for January 19, 2019 at Seton Parish in Pickerington has been rescheduled for April 13, 2019 at Seton Parish. If you were originally scheduled to attend on Jan 19, please confirm with Pat Summers at psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554 that you will be able to attend the rescheduled session. New registrants are also welcome. Ozanam Orientation will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Pickerington. The day will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with continental breakfast and lunch being provided. Ozanam Orientation is the basic training of SVDP required of all Vincentians within their first year of joining. It covers the history of SVDP, Vincentian Spirituality, Structure, the causes of poverty, and home visits. Cost for attendance is $20/person for covering meals and materials. Registration closes April 8, 2019.

Our 2019 Top Hat Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at St. Frances de Sales HS. Mass at 4:30 pm in the De Sales chapel will be followed by dinner in the cafeteria. The dinner will be catered by Freedom a la Carte, a social enterprise employing persons victimized by human trafficking. The program will consist of the award presentation followed by Vincentian presentations including financial mentoring testimony, the Bishop Griffin Center expansion campaign, and work of the Perry County Think Tank on Poverty. Cost to attend is $20/person. RSVP by contacting Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or psummers@columbuscatholic.org.

Please consider nominating a deserving Vincentian and/or Vincentian Group. Download 2019 nomination form. Nominations due to the Diocesan Council office by March 21, 2019. Submit nominations by mail to 197 E Gay Street, 43215 or email to psummers@columbuscatholic.org.

Downloads, reports & some crucial Vincentian links

Download List of 2019 conference presidents

Download National SVdP Strategic Plan

Download Summer 2018 VOICE .

Download schedule of EWTN synopses of its 10 episode series featuring SVdP service as "Faith in Action"

Download Current National SVdP stance on immigration and call to action.

Special Vincentian links

Vist the VOAN The Vincentian Ohio Action Network website to learn about and to participate in Vincentian programs for Systemic Change.

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If you are visiting because you have a need with which we might help, please contact us immediately by phone: 614-221-3554
By email contact:
Diocese SVDP Office

If you have furniture or appliances to donate, contact Heather Swiger swiger@columbuscatholic.org or call 614-241-2569.

If you wish to discuss making a donation,including old cars and trucks,
Please phone: 614-221-3554. To make a car donation directly through the National SVdP click Car Donation or Car Donations on upper left column of any page. For more information:
Email:
Diocese SVDP Office

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