St Vincent de Paul

 

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Middelburg Eastern Cape

003-193 NPO 

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 P.O.Box 168

            MIDDELBURG E.C. 5900

Tel : 049 8421587

0722 360 996 / 0833 4411 49

 

 

 

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. 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

2013

Men                     4151     

Women                1038     

Children               3758     

TOTAL                 8947

2014

    Men                     4940     

    Women                  979      

    Children               3315     

          TOTAL                  9234

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