2019 Ozanam Program

Fellow Vincentians,

The Buffalo Diocesan Council is offering the Ozanam Orientation program Saturday, May 18th, in our Second Foor Offices, 1298 Main Street, Buffalo 14209.

Registration with coffee and pastries begins from 9am. The program commences at 9:30am and runs until 1:30pm. There will be a working lunch provided for those attending.

“It is essential that the Society continually promote the formation and training of its members and Officers, in order to deepen their knowledge of the Society and their spirituality, improve the sensitivity, quality, efficiency of their service to the poor and help them be aware of the benefits, resources and opportunities that are available for the poor. The Society also offers members higher training in order to better help to raise the cultural and social level of those who request this support.” The Rule, Part I, 3.12 “…Diocesan Councils provide the national Ozanam Orientation program for new and veteran members, so they can better understand the nature and purpose of the Society and develop the attitudes and knowledge necessary to serve and empower the needy.” Manual, Chapter 2, Formation of Members

At least one member of each conference, preferably more, and preferably an officer should have this training. Conference presidents, please encourage one or more of your members to attend.

If you are planning to attend, please let us know no later than Tuesday May 14th so that we can have enough materials and refreshments.

Call 882-3360 ext 4 or email us at info@svdpwny.org.

Include your name, conference, phone, email (if you have one), and let us know if you intend to stay for lunch.

Thank you,
Larry Brooks
Diocesan Council President