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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.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, Ozanam Orientation at St. Francis deSales Parish, Newark, Ohio. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m., the program starts at 9:00 a.m. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, January 16 at noon. Register early with Pat Summers psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554 The fee for the Ozanam Orientation is $20 per person.

Saturday, January 27, 2018,Bridges Out of Poverty Constructs Training will be conducted at the Siegel Center of Mount Carmel East Hospital. Training will take place form 9 am to 5 pm and entails viewing and discussing the 7 BOP videos addressing the causes of poverty, hidden rules of class, family structure, language, bonding and bridging capital, and other topics that empower Vincentians to be more effective in our ministry. In addition to Ozanam Orientation training, BOP Constructs Training is considered essential training for all Vincentians. Download BOP 2018 Flyer. Cost is $5 per person with continental breakfast and lunch served. Register with Pat Summers by Jan 23, 2018. psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554

Saturday, March 17, Home Visitor Training will be conducted at St. Margaret of Cortona Church on Hague Ave in West Columbus from 9 am to 11:30 am. The training will be facilitated by Sunnie Lain, Director of Member Services for the Dayton District Council. This training will be more detailed than what is provided in Ozanam Orientation. There is NO COST for attendance. Each conference is encouraged to have at least 1 Vincentian at the training. Register with Pat Summers by March 13, 2017. psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554

Saturday, May 5, The 2018 Top Hat Mass and Celebration will take place on at St. Charles Prep Chapel and Cavello Center. Mass at 4:30 pm followed by dinner. More info to follow.

Downloads, reports & some crucial Vincentian links

See report on 2017 Vincentian Affordable Toy Store

Download the Catholic Times report of September 28 2017 Friends of the Poor Walk

Read report of December 4 2017 Bishop's Appreciation Mass

Read report of August 20 2017 Day of Recollection

Download diocesan council's president proposal for funding systemic change initiatives.

Download National SVdP 2017 stance on immigration and call to action.

Download Fall 2017 VOICE .

Read report of April 23, 2017 Top Hat event Top Hat Honorees.

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:
Diocese SVDP Office


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Recent Donors

Thank you recent 2017 donors.

Mark O'Molesky
James Lehnerd
Anne Marie Thomas
Zita Hunt
Dennis Cleary
William Ubbing
Pablo Sanchez
Timothy Burchfield
Jonathan Brammer
John Ramsey
Colleen Erdman

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