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Ozanam Orientation

Ozanam Orientations are required for new Vincentians but also serve as a refresher for current Vincentians.  At the Orientations, we discuss the Rule, the guidelines of conference activities, how to conduct home visits, and more.

The Diocesan Council holds four or more Ozanam Orientations per year around the Diocese. Unless otherwise noted, the Orientations begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, with check-in open at 8:30 a.m.  Orientations end at 2:00 p.m. An email with logistics and details is typically sent 3-4 days before each event. Online registration opens 60 days months prior to each Orientation.  Please RSVP and let us know if you plan to attends.

August 12 , 2017
St. Paul Parish – Smithville

November 11, 2017
Holy Family – Copperas Cove

Feast Day

September 23, 2017

Our annual Feast Day Mass and Banquet celebration will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock! This yearly celebration of the Vincentian Family in the Diocese of Austin is an excellent opportunity to grow in spirituality as we partake in fellowship and honor our servant leaders.

RSVP today to join us for this special celebration!


Top Hat Awards

The Top Hat Award nomination period is now open! This award recognizes Vincentians in our Diocese who have provided outstanding service in our ministry while growing spiritually by seeking and serving those in need.

Top Hat Award nominees must meet the following criteria: (1) must be a Vincentian for at least 1 year who has attended Ozanam Training (2) maintains current EIM status, and (3) must be an outstanding example of the Vincentian Way of Life – one who is deeply spiritual, lives that spirituality and seeks to deepen it by working for the good of others, especially those in need.

While not all nominees will receive an award, all nominations will be carefully considered by the awards committee. Self-nominations are allowed and encouraged. You can find the nomination form on our website or can access it using this link: Top Hat Nomination Form.

Please email a copy of your completed nomination to info@ssvdp.org – email subject line: Top Hat. Deadline for submission is September 4, 2017. Notification of award selection will be provided to the nominating party by September 18.

The Top Hat Award winners will be announced at the Feast Day Banquet, which will take place immediately following the Feast Day Mass on Saturday, September 23 at St. William Catholic Church in Round Rock!

Please use this form to nominate a Vincentian you know for a Top Hat Award.

Top Hat Award – Nomination Form 2017 Word Version

Top Hat Award – Nomination Form 2017 PDF Version


Friends of the Poor Walk

October 28, 2017 at the Vincentian Family Center

On Saturday, October 28, join us at the Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store for our Friends of the Poor Walk! We’re raising funds to help provide essential services for those in need at the Vincentian Family Center and Thrift Store, and you can help out by walking a mile in their shoes. We’re honored to announce that our neighbors at McBee Elementary School will be hosting a small walk ideal for families. This year, we’re also expanding our walk to include our very first fall festival! We’re planning some great Halloween and fall fun for the whole family—from last-minute costume ideas at the Thrift Store to pumpkin decorating for the little ones! We’ll be announcing more details as we get closer to the date.

Check out our event page to sign up to walk or make a donation.

The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is a national event coordinated by the Development Team at the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Leadership Training

November 4, 2017

We encourage our conference officers to take part in our next Leadership Training event. More details will be announced closer to the date.

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