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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, October 20, 2018, Ozanam Orientation from 9 am to 3:30 pm at St. Andrew Church in the Upper Arlington area of Columbus. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost is $20/person. Register by contacting Pat Summers at psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554 by the close of business on Monday, October 15, 2018.

Saturday, November 3, An ALL PRESIDENTS MEETING will be held from 9 am to 1 pm in the St Peters Room at St Paul Catholic Church in Westerville. The purpose of the meeting will be to orient/reorient new and existing presidents and discuss issues of importance to all conferences, including the upcoming strategic planning process, the vocation and formation of Vincentians, governance, recruitment of new members, leadership succession planning, and conference involvement with systemic change activities.

Monday, December 2, 2018 Our Annual Bishop's Mass and Volunteer Appreciation will be held on at St. Joseph Cathedral. Mass at 6:30 pm. It will be followed by a reception in the undercroft sponsored by the Cathedral Conference. RSVP by contacting Pat Summers at 614-221-3554 or psummers@columbuscatholic.org by Tuesday, November 20, 2018. There is no cost to attend.

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019, Bridges Out of Poverty Constructs training will be offered again from 9 am to 5 pm at the Seigel Center of Mt Carmel East. 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 psummers@columbuscatholic.org.

Downloads, reports & some crucial Vincentian links

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:
Diocese SVDP Office


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