Tuesday, 26 June 2012

We now have a facebook page!

As an alternative way of keeping updated on our activities, please like our facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/StVincentDePaulBryanston

See you there :-)

Monday, 25 June 2012

Southern Gauteng Annual Festival 2012

On Sunday 24 June, St Vincent de Paul, Bryanston attended the Southern Gauteng Annual Festival, held at La Salle College, Discovery. Despite being a cold, winter's day, the festival was well attended by Conferences from City and Northerns, Soweto and the West Rand.

Monica & Evandrie

Members 'warming up' in the sun before the festival starts

Seated and ready!

The festival started with a welcome and introduction by Roy, the new incoming president of Southern Gauteng. This was followed by feedback from the various Conferences. 

Evandrie providing feedback for City & Northerns
Monica presenting for Bryanston

This was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Conferences, in particular their successes and challenges-a perfect platform to learn from each other so that we can better fulfill our mission.

The festival was closed off with mass where new members were dedicated. We also had the handing over of presidency to Roy and Monica as the new presidents of Southern Gauteng and Bryanston respectively. We wish them both the best!!

Out-going (Sue & Roy) & in-coming (Roy & Monica) presidents

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Visits Update

On a recent visit, we were blessed with youth who accompanied the Saturday team on visits to our families in Diepsloot.

Youth with Br Thokozani, Sue and Gerry visiting Nomalanga and family
We encourage and WELCOME any youth interested in accompanying us on visits.


The Wednesday team distributed blankets on their last visit for May. Below are pictures of families members visited.
Precious and her baby David

Nsondise's little boy fast asleep on her back

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Another Special Thanks...

The Saturday morning craft classes at Bona Lesedi in Dieplsoot have been progressing well since its inception. Here the ladies pose with their newly acquired sewing machine which was donated by a generous donor from Bryanston Parish.

We would also like to thank the anonymous donor who knitted wonderful, warm baby clothes and blankets. These were distributed to the babies we visit in Diepsloot.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Thanks Bryanston Parish!

Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation, on behalf of the families we serve, to the parishioners of Bryanston for their continued support and generosity.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

April Social

Our monthly social held in April 2012, was a bitter sweet occasion. We bid farewell to Shirley- thanks Shirley for all your hard work over the years. We wish you and your family well as you begin this new chapter.

Shirley with Emmi and family

Roy toasting Shirley

We also welcomed back Monica from her overseas stint.

Monica, Diana and Les

Monica, Gladys, Evandrie and Carlene

A big thanks to our chef for the evening, Evandrie, for a huge delicious pot of breyani!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Christmas Party 2011!

Our annual Christmas Party for our families from Diepsloot took place on 3 December 2011 at Brescia House Sports grounds. We were blessed with wonderful weather-clear, blue skies-perfect for a braai; and the fun and games lined up.
Jumping castle fun

Face painting-a big hit!

Present time

Let the games begin!

The day went off well, and was enjoyed by all. Thanks to all who contributed to making it a success-a special thanks to the JAM team who volunteered their time and assisted us. We look forward to the next one- December 2012- here we come!