Vinnies News Weekly

March Week 04

VOLUNTEERING WHILST AT UNIVERSITY 2016

Earlier today, Vinnies held the first meeting of the year for our tertiary students. They welcomed new faces and also familiar ones.

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Tertiary Vinnies 2016

The meeting was based on introducing and reconnecting everyone to the collective, society and to each other. Tertiary Vinnies have big plans for the year and we all look forward to the work of service they have prepared.


 

ST PAUL’S COLLEGE HOMESLESSNESS RETREAT 2016

Keep watch with me.

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St Paul’s College young Vinnies 2016

As we journey through the Holy Week, St Paul’s College Vinnies came together on Holy Thursday and spent the night at their college grounds experiencing the things people go through everyday such as having no food or shelter. These young men stayed up through the night and prayed just like Jesus did. The overnight retreat enhanced the Faith and Brotherhood of these men through their passion to serve.

Early morning, they walked through the city together in silence carrying the cross to St Patrick’s Cathedral where their retreat came to an end with a special blessing from Monsignor Bernard Kiely.


 

AUCKLAND CITY’S STATIONS OF THE CROSS 2016

12072783_1014680665267343_435100377308686624_nThis morning the Auckland Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy team hosted the annual Stations of the Cross for Auckland city.  It was a powerful, moving experience where over 2000 people attended.  The different parishes, youth teams and people that came together on this Good Friday to remember and to honor our Gospel Story.


 

‘SUPPORTING FAMILIES THROUGH EASTER’

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As it gets closer to the Easter weekend, the Kingsland Vinnies volunteers were able to put together bulks of food parcels for our friends at NZPC (NZ PROSTITUTES COLLECTIVE)  as they continue help some of those vulnerable men and women who work the streets to feed their desperate families. The SVdP Kingsland Centre have a growing connection with NZPC and those they seek to serve. The Society wish to thank all the faithful donors from the local parishes for the ongoing donations that allow us to do this work. A special thank you to St Patrick’s Cathedral and St Benedict’s Parish.


 

Auckland City Mission Drop-in Crew Volunteers

The ‘Drop In Crew’ consisting of young volunteers consisting of Vinnies volunteers as well as youth from other Catholic Parishes have begun their inductions this year to volunteer at the Auckland City Mission .

Early in April the first trainee team of volunteers for 2016 came gathered at Auckland City Mission for a Volunteer training led by Helen Robinson City MissionTeam Leader.

The idea is that these volunteers alongside another 30 will be rostered on in pairs in three hour rosters to serve food and drink and run activities every weekend at the Auckland City Mission Drop in.

Each week around over one hundred rough sleepers and those seeking assistance frequent this drop in centre. For everything for a hot cuppa, a meal, clothing and blankets or simply to watch a bit of TV and hang out with friends.

The hope of these young adult volunteers is to genuinely try to connect and love through service. Helen Robinson also reiterated that working with the population of people who frequent the Drop In is rather difficult however it is an honour to have access to them as they keep you connected and teach you so much.

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Helen Robinson & Drop-in Volunteers

 


 

Vinnies News Weekly

March Week 02

AUCKLAND  SECONDARY SCHOOL’S LEADERSHIP TRAINING

This afternoon, over 50 Vinnues youth gathered at Liston Hall. These Auckland Vinnies Secondary Schools leaders and the Ignite Team connected in to reflect on the notion of leadership. Though not without it’s varying degrees of happiness and challenge, each individual came to understand that the journey bears as much fruit as the destiny does. We affirm these young men and women who travel the path before them, and pray a blessing upon them as they partake in a leadership camp together this weekend.

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AVSSC – Auckland Vinnies Secondary School Executives 2016

 


VINNIES LEADERSHIP CAMP 2016

ONE THROUGH MERCY

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Auckland Vinnies Secondary School Executive Leaders Camp participants 2016

Over 60 young secondary school students gathered at Kokako Lodge for the yearly Vinnies Executive Leadership training camp over the weekend. Many activities were planned to encourage these young leaders to build team work, leadership and friendships. The lives of the significant leaders in the society who have lived out their Gospel call was also echoed, as their stories revealed the sacrifices and the Passion of service.

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Water confidence team building actvities
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Reflection and facilitated session by Fr  on Mercy and the call to service.
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Groups Salutes
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St Peter’s College Vinnies leaders from 2013-2016
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We got you!
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Attempting the high ropes. Overcoming our fears with the support of others.

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