Vinnies Conference

Society of St. Vincent de Paul College Conference

Mini-Vinnies on Padua Campus and Teen Vinnies on Assisi Campus

Mission Statement

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a lay Catholic organisation that aspires to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy, and by working to shape a more just and compassionate society.

Vision Statement

The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring Catholic charity offering a “hand up” to people in need. We do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny.

 The St Vincent de Paul Society – a Youth Revolution.

The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam, a 20 year old law student at the Sorbonne University. Responding to the great poverty in the Paris of his day, he and a group of friends began visiting the poor in their homes, bringing food and firewood. Soon they formed a society to sustain them in this work and named it after the great apostle of charity, St Vincent de Paul. Today the St Vincent de Paul Society operates in 147 countries and has over one million members and volunteers who help make a difference. Groups called Conferences, coming from the French language meaning ‘coming together to meet’ carry out the major work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Conferences work hard in the Spirit of Ozanam to help make a difference in their local community. Many Catholic Schools like St. Anthony’s have College Conferences operating. Students from across different year levels come together in the name of social justice to reach out to those in need in our local community and around the world.

  

Blessed Fredric Ozanam (1813-1853) had two key focuses:

Charity- Providing assistance to individuals to families on person to person basis.

Social Justice- Questioning the structures that create poverty and disadvantage.

 

“Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveller who has been attacked. It is justice's role to prevent the attack.” – Frederic Ozanam

 OUR VINNIES PRAYER

Lord, open our eyes that we may see the deepest needs of your people.

Move our hands that we may feed the hungry.

Touch our hearts that they may bring warmth to those who are sad.

Let us share our time and possessions with those in need.

Give us the care that strengthens the sick.

May we all be a source of support and encouragement for each other as we strive to build a more loving community.

Amen

 
Padua Campus Assisi Campus
AddressA

Veales Road, Deeragun
QLD 4818

Joanne Street, Deeragun
QLD 4818

PostalP

PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818

PO Box 143
Deeragun, Qld 4818

PhoneT

07 4751 7200

07 4751 7300

4751 7280
Absentee Line

This number can be called at any time to record a student absence

23 Aug

We are in week 7, Term 3
There are 10 weeks in Term 3