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Society of St. Vincent de Paul to offer orientation training Oct. 18 in Lincoln

LINCOLN (SNR) - The spiritual formation committee of the Lincoln Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) will offer an Ozanam Orientation Training session Saturday, Oct. 18, at the John XXIII Center, 3700 Sheridan Blvd. Lincoln.

The training will be held in Dawson Hall at the John XXIII Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  All materials and lunch will be provided, free of charge.

The Lincoln Council of SVDP periodically offers this orientation session for its current members and potential new members. All current active members are required to attend this session from 2013 – 2015.  New members should attend within the first year of joining the society. 

Potential members may attend to find out more about the history of the society and the attributes of the Vincentian vocation.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international lay organization whose members grow together spiritually in order to serve those in need. Members go in pairs to serve those in need by person to person contact. No need is foreign to the society. Most parishes within the city of Lincoln and neighboring communities have a St. Vincent de Paul conference.

The parish conferences are connected through the Lincoln Council and there are currently nearly 200 active, associate and/or contributing members in the region.

The Lincoln Council is currently recruiting new members and welcomes anyone interested in learning more about the Society. There are special work projects to implement which will need more active members to bring their talents to help in this effort.

To register for the Ozanam Orientation, call or e-mail Mary Anne Classen, 402-476-9781, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Provide name, parish, phone number and email address.  Please register by Oct. 15.

Those unable to attend, but interested to know more about the Vincentian community, should contact a local parish conference president. Each parish office will have the contact information.

In parishes that do not currently have a St. Vincent de Paul conference, contact the Lincoln Council president, Denise Dean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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