With thanks and praise to God, we congratulate Benjamin Paka

Benji, from the Solomon Islands, committed himself to the Mission at the Opening Mass of the Provincial Assembly in Kincumber on Monday. This past year he has been on pastoral placement, bringing the Gospel to the poor and needy. We give thanks to the Lord for the gift of Benji to the Mission and we thank Benji for his generosity of spirit.

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Oceania Vincentians now on Facebook

The Vincentians in Oceania, as a Province, now have entered more deeply into the world of Social Media. We have set up a Community Facebook site, under the URL www.Facebook.com/oceaniavins. There will be a link on this page. Hopefully it will engage a wider community of people who can enter into conversations about things Vincentian within a world that ignores the cries of the poor and alienated.

Your Prayers are Needed

“Fr. Michael Walsh, our Provincial Leader, has once again been diagnosed with very serious cancer.  He asks for the prayers and support of the Oceania Province and all our friends and supporters as he undergoes therapy.”

Provincial Assembly 2015

Some reflections on the provincial Assembly, held in Kincumber…

  • There was great energy from the confreres gathered when looking at all the topics for discussion
  • The Assembly was courageous by stepping out into the unknown when taking risks regarding new initiatives for mission and community
  • The confreres supported strongly the reality of the FAMVIN. and were committed to engaging more deeply with all branches of the Vincentian Family
  • Hope, energy, change are things that featured strongly in all the discussions

It was also good that Joe Agostino, a confrere who is on the Preparatory Commission for the General Assembly 2016, was present and share with the confreres the various directions that the Assembly will be focusing on.

Celebrating 400 years of Ministry and Service to the Poor