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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ozanam Orientation Opening Prayer Come Holy Spirit, live within our lives, And strengthen us by Your love . Send forth Your Spirit and new life will be created, And the whole face of the earth will be renewed .

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opening prayer
Opening Prayer

Come Holy Spirit, live within our lives,

And strengthen us by Your love.

Send forth Your Spirit and new life will be created, And the whole face of the earth will be renewed.

Let us, reflect on the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, recalling his unity and presence among us: “Where two or three are gathered in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Short Silence).

Lord Jesus, deepen our Vincentian spirit of friendship during this meeting, make us responsive to the Christian calling to seek and find the forgotten,

the suffering or the deprived so that

we may bring them Your love. Help us to be gener-ous with our time, our possessions and ourselves in this mission of charity. Perfect in us Your love and teach us to share more fully in the Eucharistic Sacrifice offered for all.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,Have Mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary,Pray for us.

St. Vincent de Paul, Pray for us.

Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Pray for us.

ozanam orientation agenda
Ozanam Orientation Agenda

Welcome & Opening Prayer 15

  • 1 - Mission 30
  • 2 - History 30

BREAK (10 mins) 10

  • 3 - Vincentian Spirituality 45
  • 4 - Organization 25
  • 5 - Rule 25

LUNCH (30 mins) 30

  • 6 - Society Today 15
  • 7 – Reports and Accountability 20
  • 8 – Home Visits 45

BREAK (10 mins) 10

  • 8 - Home Visits (Cont.) 45

Question & Answer 10

Closing Prayer 5

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part I Who We Are And What We Do

mission statement
Inspired by Gospel values, the SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as VINCENTIANS, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.

MISSION STATEMENT
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MISSION STATEMENT
  • Inspired by Gospel Values
  • Catholic Lay Organization of Men and Women
  • Purpose: To Grow Spiritually
  • Method: Person to Person Service to needy and suffering
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MISSION STATEMENT
  • Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Our Primary Founder
  • St. Vincent de Paul, Our Patron
  • Members Known as Vincentians
  • International Society of Charity
mission statement9
MISSION STATEMENT
  • Poverty, Humility, and Sharing
  • Prayer and Reflection
  • Mutually Supportive Gatherings
  • The Rule
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MISSION STATEMENT
  • Organized Locally
  • All Works of Charity and Justice
  • No Distinction in Those Served
  • In Those We Serve, Vincentians See the Face of Christ
purpose and scope of the society
Purpose And Scope Of The Society
  • Purpose Of The Society
  • Scope Of The Society

“No Work of Charity Is Foreign To The Society”

essential elements of the society
Essential Elements Of The Society

Spirituality

Friendship

Service

vincentian virtues
Vincentian Virtues
  • Simplicity
  • Humility
  • Gentleness
  • Selflessness
  • Zeal
vincentian organizational values
Vincentian Organizational Values
  • Holiness of Life
  • Service of the Poor
  • Humility
  • Simplicity
  • Charity & Justice
  • Friendship
the core work of the society it always starts with a home visit
The Core Work of the SocietyIt Always Starts With A Home Visit

Twinning

Disaster Relief

Food Pantries

Thrift Stores

Other Agencies

HOMEVISIT

Immediate Needs

Prison Ministry

Evangelization

Housing

Advocacy

ImmigrationServices

Eldercare

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Reflection, Sharing & Questions: 10 Minutes
  • Take a Moment of Silent Reflection.
  • Break into Groups of 3 or 4 to Discuss the Following:
    • What in the Mission, Essential Elements, and Core Values Resonates With What Is Already In Your Heart?
    • What Invitation is God Offering You For Further Insight and Growth?
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part Il What Is Our History

history of vincentianism
History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

  • What inspired the creation of the Society?
  • How was the Society started?

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

  • “Rescue the oppressed; defend the orphan; plead for the widow” Is. 1:17
  • “When you gather the grapes … what is left shall be for the alien, the orphan, and the widow.”Deut 24:21

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

  • “And who is my neighbor?” (Lk 10:29)
  • “Give to everyone who begs from you” (Mt 5:42)

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

“You will go and visit the poor ten times a day, and ten times a day you will find God there!”

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

1581-1660

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

“You will have for a convent the houses of the sick” – St. Vincent de Paul

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

1581-1660

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

“Never have I prayed so well as in the streets.”

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Louise de Marillac

Daughters of Charity

1633

Frederic Ozanam

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

1786-1856

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History of Vincentianism

The Prophets

“Let us go to the poor”

Jesus

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Louise de Marillac

Frederic Ozanam

1813-1853

Daughters of Charity

1633

Society of St. Vincent

de Paul - 1833

Blessed Rosalie Rendú

the history
The History
  • Bl. Frederic Ozanam and his Companions were students at The Sorbonne
  • Participants in the “Conference Of History”
  • Challenged by anti-Catholics to “show us your works.”
  • Formed The Conference of Charity, August 23rd 1833 with St. Vincent de Paul as their Patron.
  • Later changed to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
beginning of the society in the united states
Beginning Of The Society In The United States
  • First Meeting Of A Conference In The U.S. Held On November 20 , 1845
  • At “The Old Cathedral” – The Church Of St. Louis Of France
  • First Conference Aggregated On February 2, 1846
  • Dr. Moses Linton, A Prominent Physician, Elected President
rapid growth in the united states
1847 -- Buffalo & NYC

1849 -- Milwaukee

1851 -- Philadelphia

1852 -- Pittsburgh

1853 -- Louisville

1855 -- Brooklyn

1856 -- St. Paul

1857 -- Chicago & D. C.

1858 – New Orleans

1859 -- Dubuque

1860 -- San Francisco

1861 -- Boston

1864 -- Baltimore

1865 -- Cleveland

1869 -- Cincinnati & Portland

1871 -- San Antonio

1880s – Spokane

1920 -- Seattle

Rapid Growth In The United States
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Reflection, Sharing & Questions: 10 Minutes
  • Take a Moment of Silent Reflection.
  • Break into Groups to Discuss the Following:
    • What in the Life of St. Vincent de Paul Inspires You?
    • What in the Life of Frederic Ozanam Inspires You?
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part Ill What Is Vincentian Spirituality?

what is vincentian spirituality
What Is Vincentian Spirituality?

Vincentians seek to bear witness to the love of Christ through…

  • Prayer
  • Reflection on Sacred Scripture
  • The teachings of the Church
  • Our daily lives
  • Our relationship with those in need and with our fellow Vincentians
life of prayer
Life of Prayer
  • Prayer is the Essential to Being a Vincentian
  • Open and Close All Meetings with a Prayer
  • Pray Before a Home Visit
  • Pray with Those We Serve
  • Pray after a Home Visit
  • Pray to Sustain Us in Our Daily Vincentian Activities
grounded in sacred scripture
Grounded in Sacred Scripture
  • Jesus’ Mission: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me … he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor…” (Lk 4:16-21)
  • Gospel Values (Beatitudes): “Blessed are the poor…” (Mt 5:2-11, Lk 6:20-22)
  • Last Judgment: “Whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you also did for me…” (Mt 25:36-46)
  • Greatest commandment: “Love one another” / “Love your neighbor as yourself”(Lk 6:32-37; Lk 10:25-28; Jn 13:34-35; 2 Cor 14)
  • Service: “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mt 20:28)
reflection on sacred scripture
Reflection on Sacred Scripture

Vincentians regularly reflect on Sacred Scripture:

  • At home, using weekly or daily readings
  • In meetings, with the help of a Spiritual Advisor
  • At mass.
two feet of catholic social action
CHARITY

Social service,

direct aid

Relieve suffering

Immediate

Action by private individuals or organizations

Example: pay a hospital bill for emergency room treatment

JUSTICE

Social change in public attitudes, institutions or policies

Address root causes

Long-term

Action by the community or the government

Example: advocate for universal health insurance

Two Feet of Catholic Social Action
catholic social teaching charity and justice
Catholic Social TeachingCharity and Justice
  • St. Vincent’s Words:

“There is No Charity that is Not Accompanied by Justice, Nor Does it Permit Us to Do More Than We Reasonably Can.”

  • Frederic’s Words:

“The Order of Society is Based on Two Virtues: Justice and Charity…”

daily life lay spirituality
Daily Life – Lay Spirituality
  • The Laity Live in the world, …They Live in Ordinary Conditions of Life in the Family and in Society, from Which the Web of Their Existence is Woven.
  • Frederic Ozanam
    • “Faith Without Good Works is dead.”
    • “Let Us Go To The Poor.”
daily life vincentian virtues
Daily Life – Vincentian Virtues
  • Simplicity
  • Humility
  • Gentleness
  • Selflessness
  • Zeal
relationship with those in need
Relationship With Those In Need
  • Frederic Saw Vincentians Not as Good Samaritans But as “Weak Samaritans”
    • “Let us dare….to approach this Great Sick One, perhaps he will not be frightened of us.”
    • Frederic thought that wounded humanity would be initially more receptive of Vincentian lay persons approaching them rather than Clergy or Religious.
  • St. Vincent “The Poor are Your Masters, You Will See the Face of Christ in the Poor. It is for Your Love Alone that the Poor Will Forgive You the Bread You Give Them.”
above all divine providence
Above all… Divine Providence

Trust In and Reliance On Divine Providence

  • Frederic trusted that God was providing for him
  • He believed that God was acting in his life and the lives of others

Frederic’s Words:

“Our Little Society Has Grown Large Enough To Be A Providential Fact”

the result fruits of the spirit
Love

Joy

Peace

Patience

Kindness

Goodness

Faithfulness

Gentleness

Self-control

The Result… Fruits of the Spirit

How can we recognize progress on the journey? Listen to St. Paul: “The fruits of the Spirit are:

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Reflection, Sharing & Questions: 10 Minutes
  • Take a Moment of Silent Reflection.
  • Break into Groups to Discuss the Following:
    • What in Vincentian Spirituality Resonates With What Is In Your Heart?
    • What Is a New And Fresh Idea That You Find In Vincentian Spirituality?
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part lV How Are We Organized?

goals of this segment
Goals of this segment
  • Local & Worldwide Organization
  • What makes a Conference effective
society of st vincent de paul organization
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Organization

The Poor

Conferences(4600 in the US)

District Councils

(Arch)Diocesan Councils

US National Council(includes 8 regions)

International Confederation of SVDP (142 Countries)

the society s international logo
The Society’s International Logo

International Logo

Serving in hope

The Circle

The Crossing At The Tail

The Eye of The Fish

conferences basic and essential grouping of the society
Conferences Basic And Essential Grouping Of The Society
  • Small communities of faith & action
  • Purpose: Grow Spiritually Together
  • Method: Service to the Poor and Needy
  • Method: Meetings (2 per month)
  • Each Conference Must Have Spiritual Advisor [Doesn’t need to be a cleric]
  • Resources (Envelopes, Poor Boxes, etc.)
  • Close Relationship with Pastor
  • Led by a President elected for 3 year term
  • President represents the Conference on District Council
purpose of councils
Purpose of Councils

FIRST: To Support Conferences

  • Foster spiritual growth of members
  • Further their charitable activity

SECOND: To Enhance Unity & Cooperation

THIRD: Works of Charity and Justice

district council
District Council

Purpose & Scope:

  • Animate and coordinate the Society in a local area
  • Support Conferences, Enhance Unity, Works of Charity & Justice
  • Regular Meetings(at least quarterly, open to all Vincentians)
  • Internet: www.svdpsea.org/members

Members:

  • District Council President (elected 3yr term)
  • Appointed Officers (VP, Sec., Treas.)
  • Spiritual Advisor
  • Presidents of attached Conferences
diocesan council
Diocesan Council

Purpose & Scope:

  • Animate and coordinate the Society in a Diocese
  • Support Districts and Conferences, Enhance Unity, Works of Charity & Justice
  • Regular Meetings(at least quarterly, open to all Vincentians)
  • Internet: www.svdpsea.org/archdiocese

Members:

  • Diocesan Council President (elected 3yr term)
  • Appointed Officers (VP, Sec., Treas.)
  • Spiritual Advisor
  • Presidents of attached Districts
the western region
The Western Region

Western Region

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
united states council is divided into eight regions
United States Council Is Divided Into Eight Regions

North Central

Mid East

North East

Western

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington

Eastern

South East

South Central

Midwest

national council
National Council

Purpose & Scope:

  • Represents Society in the United States
  • Supports Councils and Conferences
  • Annual Report for Society in the USA
  • National Mid-Year and Annual Meetings
  • HQ in St Louis, MO, location of first US conference
  • Internet: www.svdpusa.org

Members:

  • National President (Joseph Flannigan, 6yr term)
  • Episcopal Advisor
  • Presidents of attached Diocesan Councils
international confederation of svdp
International Confederation of SVDP

Purpose & Scope:

  • “Embrace the world in a network of Charity”
  • Represents SVDP to the Holy See and International Organizations (eg: United Nations)
  • Institutes Councils and Aggregates Conferences
  • HQ in Paris, France where Society was founded
  • Internet: www.ozanet.org

Members:

  • International President (José-Ramón Díaz Torremocha - from Spain, 6yr term)
  • Presidents of 142 National Councils
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Goals of this segment
  • Local & Worldwide Organization
  • What makes a Conference effective
effective conferences
Effective Conferences

Discussion Question

What elements make for a successful conference?

guidelines for a successful conference
GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE

Effective Conferences:

  • Are Reachable by clients, SVDP, etc.
  • Meet Regularly (every two weeks)
  • Have a genuine commitment to Spiritual Growth
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GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE(Cont.)

Effective Conferences:

  • Take initiative / try new things.
  • Recruit regularly, see new members as a blessing.
  • Have leaders who delegate and members who step forward.
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GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE(Cont.)

Effective Conferences:

  • Have working ties in the neighborhood and community.
  • Participate in their District and Diocesan Councils.
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GUIDELINES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE(Cont.)

Effective Conferences:

  • Have a spirit of solidarity with other Conferences and Councils. We are our brothers’ keepers.
  • Do Not Hoard for a Rainy Day. Trust God’s providence.
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part V – Why Do We Have A Rule And What Is It?

words of wisdom
Words of Wisdom

Keep your Rule as the means which God intends to lead you to himself.

St Vincent de Paul.

rule vincentian way of life service
Rule: Vincentian Way of Life & Service
  • Mission Statement summarizes for others what we do and who we are.
  • The Rule gives members guidelines on the Vincentian life and vocation.
history of the rule
History Of The Rule

First Rule was authored in 1835 By Emmanuel Bailly, Francois Lallier, and Frederic Ozanam

  • Provided Structure And Organization
  • Identified Who They Were And What They Did
  • Gave Authority And Set Boundaries
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History Of The Rule

Only modified occasionally in 175 years:

  • 1835 and 1953: Additions, revisions, and commentaries
  • 1968: Admitted women to membership
  • 1973: Reflected Vatican II changes, and the renewal of the Society
  • 2004: Revised to bring the inspirations of 1835 into the 21st Century
the rule is composed of three parts
“The Rule” is Composed of Three Parts

Part 1 – International Rule

  • Charter of the Society
  • Applies to all Vincentians

Part 2 – Statutes of the International Confederation

Part 3 – Statutes of the National Council of the United States

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Reflection, Sharing & Questions: 10 Minutes
  • Take a Moment of Silent Reflection.
  • Break into Groups of 3 or 4 to Discuss the Following:
    • How Do You Think the Rule Has Kept the Society True to Its Mission For 175 years?
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part VI What Is Our Society Doing Today?

national strategic plan
National Strategic Plan
  • Promote greater spiritual growth
  • Enhance Image to be more visible sign of Christ
  • Encourage greater unity at every level of the Society
  • Greater solidarity with the poor
  • Stronger relationships with Church, Vincentian family and other agencies
international twinning
International Twinning

$

$

$

In a Spirit of Poverty, Humility & Sharing

Sharing our blessings with Vincentians overseas

US National Council

Foreign National Council

Foreign Conference

US Conference

domestic twinning
Domestic Twinning

$

In a Spirit of Poverty, Humility & Sharing

Sharing our blessings with Vincentians in the USA

US National Council

Twin Conference

Conference

vincentian family
Vincentian Family

Annual Vincentian Family Gathering (eg: 2008-New Orleans)

Major Branches

  • Ladies of Charity
  • Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Priests and Brothers)
  • Daughters of Charity
  • Federation of the Sisters of Charity

Associations

  • Vincentian Marian Youth
  • Miraculous Medal Associations
  • Vincentian Service Corps
  • Lay Vincentian Missionaries
promoting social justice
Promoting Social Justice

Charity

Justice

Voice of the Poor

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Promoting Social Justice

Voice of the Poor

Vincentians joining together tosupport Catholic Social Teaching andadvocate for the poor.

Advocacy Examples

  • Opposition to proposal to eliminate GAU
  • Bank on Seattle / King County Initiative
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part Vll Why And How Are We Accountable?

accountability discussion
Accountability: Discussion

Discussion Questions

  • To whom are we accountable, and why?
  • How do we accomplish this?
accountability to whom why
Accountability: To Whom & Why

To Whom & Why?

  • Poor – they are our masters
  • Donors – using their financial support
  • Parishes – using their name
  • Other Conferences and Councils – shared mission
  • Government – tax exemption
  • General Public – maintain trust & support
accountability how
Accountability: How

How?

  • Keep good records (finances, case records, member lists)
  • Make regular reports (monthly, quarterly, annual)
  • Be sure to use the Council’s tax ID number
  • Get your Conference aggregated
  • Thank your supporters!
accountability confidentiality
Accountability - Confidentiality
  • Confidentiality is essential for trusting relationships
  • Applies to donor, client and member information
  • Disclosures to SVDP will not be revealed to others without prior consent
  • Care must be taken in handling confidential information during collaboration with other agencies
  • Release of information
accountability to svdp
Accountability – To SVDP

Who Speaks for the Society?

  • Individuals are encouraged to advocate as individuals based on their personal experience.
  • Individuals may not speak on behalf of the Society
  • Conference Presidents speak for Conferences
  • Council Presidents speak for Councils
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Part Vlll Why Do We Make Home Visits

home visits in context
Home Visits In Context
  • MISSION – “person-to-person service to those in need”
  • SPIRITUALITY – “see the Face of Christ in the poor”
  • HISTORY – “Let us go to the poor!” (Ozanam)
  • ORGANIZATION – Councils exist to support Conference works
home visits work of charity
Home Visits – Work of Charity

Charity

Justice

Home Visits

home visits conversion of heart
Home Visits – Conversion of Heart

Frederic Ozanam’s reasons for Home Visits

Result:

  • Transformation
  • Conversion

Home visits are:

  • Personal
  • Intimate
  • Familiar for client / unfamiliar for the Vincentian
why do we do home visits
Why Do We Do Home Visits?
  • See The Face Of Christ In The Poor
  • Maintain Dignity Of Those In Need
  • Better Understand The Situation
  • Better Protect Client’s Privacy
  • Quality is the Goal, not Quantity
home visits
Home Visits

What do we bring to the poor?

  • Presence & Compassion
  • Information & Self-Help
  • A Little Material Help

All of this provides Hope

basics of home visits
Basics of Home Visits
  • VISIT IN PAIRS!
  • CONFIDENTIALITY
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Basics of Home Visits
  • Preparing for the visit
  • During the visit
  • Wrapping up the visit
  • After the visit
home visits preparation
Home Visits : Preparation
  • Review Case Records and other info
  • Have resources ready (eg: vouchers, referral sheets)
  • Find a partner to join you on the visit
  • Pray for guidance of the Holy Spirit
home visits during the visit
Home Visits : During the Visit
  • Remember you are a guest
  • Be relaxed and friendly
  • Introduce yourself, set client at ease
  • Listen more than talk
  • Observe the client / family
  • Observe the surroundings
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Home Visits : During the Visit
  • Judge situation, not the person
  • Help prioritize needs
  • Explain what assistance you can provide.
  • What can client do to help themselves?
  • Discuss other available resources or opportunities
home visits wrapping up
Home Visits : Wrapping Up
  • Thank them for the opportunity to come into their home
  • If appropriate, ask if you can say a short prayer with them
home visits afterward
Home Visits : Afterward
  • Pray for yourselves and the people you have just visited.
  • If you promised anything, be sure to follow up. Decide who will do this, and by when.
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closing prayer
Closing Prayer

That the unity for which Christ prayed ---- all men one in truth and charity ---- may be realized,Lord hear us.

For families and those who have no homes that they may quickly find a place in which they can live a decent and happy life,Lord hear us.

That if it be God's holy will, Frederic Ozanam., our founder, may be canonized by the Church,Lord hear us.

That our Holy Father the Pope may be granted the protection, guidance, strength and consolation that he needs to discharge his duties as Christ's vicar on earth,Lord hear us.

Hail Mary…

In the name of the Father…Amen.

St Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary,Pray for us.

St. Vincent de Paul,Pray for us.

Blessed Frederic Ozanam,Pray for us.

For all the benefactors of the poor, that God may reward them with eternal life,Lord hear us.

For our Society and all its members that God may renew their spirit of service and union,Lord hear us.

For all who are sick or suffering, that God may give them courage and consolation,Lord hear us.

For the deceased members, the deceased poor and our deceased benefactors, that God may grant them eternal rest,Lord hear us.