Sancta Maria College -Caritas Challenge
Sancta Maria College have completed the 24hr Caritas Challenge …these guys are amazing check out all the rosaries they assembled.
Congratulations Mr Gorman and the students of Sancta Maria.
Uncanny timing given the most recent developments in the Solomons.
Ignite 2014 Team : Formation for the upcoming Secondary School Homeless Retreats
Cool to connect in with these I-14 leaders in the city to plan out the process for the upcoming Secondary School Homeless retreats for the year. Thank you Helen for leading the process.
St Patrick’s Cathedral : Weekly Food donations for the Vinnies foodbanks
To all the wonderful parishioners and staff of St Patricks Cathedral THANK YOU for your generosity each week. This really makes a difference to all the families that come in seeking assistance.May God Bless you all
St Peter’s College : (Quest Retreat) Theme: Food Insecurity
St Peters College hosted their awesome Quest Retreat on Saturday and Sunday. Mad respect for Mr Kingdon , the staff and student leaders and students who helped coordinate it all. As part of this retreat they organised a mega food collection where they went into the community collected food. The Vinines crew who came out to collect the food were blown away and had to work really hard to get it all in..The Society of St Vincent de Paul is really grateful for the HUGE VANLOAD of food !! 3000+ items that will be distributed to Vinnies foodbanks right throughout Auckland. May God Bless you all !!
St Mary’s College – Theme : Vulnerability ( Women’s Refuges and Emergency Housing)
A massive thank you to the Vinnies of St Mary’s College for all their works of mercy this term! Such a blessing to see you all putting the Gospel into action… Whether it be writing beautiful Easter cards, or putting together care packs for residents of Emergency Housing; you can definitely see the Spirit at work. Well done SMC!
St Paul’s College- Theme : Homelessness
A solid service experience with the young men from St Pauls College tonight at the local emergency housing center! It was fantastic to see you all working together as a team to serve the meals… as well as using this time to connect with the residents. Throughout the course of this term they have been visiting the center, and developing a connection with the residents… a connection that has only become stronger with each visit. Malo St Pauls College Vinnies!!
Kingsland Vinnies Center – Theme: Prisons
Lest we forget during this Easter Season those in our Prisons, on the streets, in hospitals and hospices and refuges. Spare a thought for them.
A special Thank you for all the generous donations Easter goods that have been donated through the week.There will be a vanload of goods going out to many of the people in these places.God bless you.
St Peters College – Theme : Food Insecurity
Tulua from the Marist sisters sorting all the donated cans to go out to the different Vinnies area foodbanks throughout Auckland.
Thank you St Peters College for your generosity. The food donated by you has been distirbuted to:
6 Vinnies Foodbanks in South Auckland, 2 in West Auckland, 1 in North Auckland,
1 in Central Auckland
Tertiary Young Adults Vinnies Group – Theme : Homelessness and Vulnerability
Tonight Tertiary Vinnies had their first training session at the Auckland City Mission. A massive thank you to Helen who ran the training and all those who attended. Looking forward to seeing these superstars in action in a couple of weeks time.
St Peter’s College – Theme : Food Insecurity
Some of today’s distribution of cans from St Peters College. All hands on deck at Otahuhu and New Lynn, North Shore Vinnies and Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge Thanks again St Peters your cans are going a looong way…tomorrow 3 more stops….
Marist College – Theme: Prisons
Today , we heard passion, we saw tears..the Holy Spirit moved in these women….We held a really ‘full’ session with the Marist students today..unpacking justice values..catholic social teaching, the Gospel, the sacredness of people, .telling stories of people ..of real people struggling and crying out….dialoguing and trying to understand and hold the tension of the different sides…trying to understand the reality and lives of those who are in our prisons..it was hard….and we are really really proud of these ladies…..they ‘get it’….
St Paul’s College- Theme: Homelessness
These leaders and students from St Pauls College prepared a real treat for the residents of James Liston as well as the homeless who went down to the City Mission for something to eat tonight. These young men brought in enough yummy homemade chocolate cake and loads of ice cream to feed an army! And feed an army they did indeed! They said they just wanted to do something special for these brothers and sisters on Holy Thursday. The huge crowd of people that gathered at the City Mission were so appreciative of their generosity and thoughtfulness
After dropping the dessert off they went back to serving meals and cleaning up after everyone at James Liston Hostel. Such an awesome crew !
Thank you Gloria for the pics, for supervising the crew and taking them up to the City Mission
Sancta Maria College – Theme: Prisons
Thinking of all the partners and children who will be visiting their,dads, moms, partners, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters in prison today on Holy Thursday.
Thank you to Sancta Maria College for all the Easter packs made for the families of these inmates. Know that you have brought some joy to someones life.
St Paul’s College- Overnight Homeless Retreat
Around 20 Vinnies and leaders at St Pauls College on this cold, windy night of Holy Thursday are sleeping rough in support of all of our streeties who sleep rough every night.
They spent part of the evening preparing and serving food at the homeless shelter, attending Mass at St Jos, building shelters and learning about homelessness and then sharing reflections..Just as we were leaving them, they were washing each others feet…God bless you brothers..and May God bless all God’s people who are sleeping rough tonight.
St Paul’s College – Theme: Homelessness
Carrying the Cross on Good Friday from St Paul’s College to St Patrick’s Cathedral.
…”for the first time ever…I felt like I could feel a little of what Christ felt…the pain…the drops of blood and sweat….” (quote from St Pauls Vinnies Homeless Retreat)
Tertiary Young Adult Vinnies Group- Theme: Vulnerability
Young Adult Vinnies setting up for lunch at the City Mission on Good Friday
Hotcross buns ready for dispatch to families…