St Vincent de Paul
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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Middelburg Eastern Cape
MIDDELBURG E.C. 5900
Tel : 049 8421587
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has been active in Middelburg and nearby Rosmead for many years under the spiritual leadership and guidance of Fr. John Strittmatter SCJ and Sr. Cathy Thomas. Permission was granted by Emeritus Bishop Joseph Potocnak for our conference / branch to be part of the Central Council of the Diocese of Port Elizabeth seeing that we were the only conference in the Diocese of De Aar. A letter from Council General dated 14 November 2007 officially indicated our aggregation.
Our primary aim is to provide for the poor, needy and destitude, but other activities includes home visiting and fundraising. We meet twice a month to discuss matters which will strengthen our efforts in eradicating the poverty and hardship in our area.
We started a Community Soup kitchen in January 2013 with the assistance of Fr. Sanil SCJ and Bishop Adam SCJ of the De Aar Diocese.
We travel to Port Elizabeth at least once a year to attend the meetings of Central Council. We are currently 8 members and our spiritual leader is Fr. Jayaraju SCJ.
Klaas Oosthuizen Chairman
Louis Leslie Vice-Chairman
Grace Taai Secretary
Theresa Barendse Vice-Secretary
Joseph Taai Treasurer
Roos Reeners Member
Nellie Abrahams Member
Margareth Leslie Member
TOTAL NR. OF PEOPLE VISITED OUR SOUP KITCHEN OVER WEEKENDS