Vincentian Values Week 2021 begins on a very special day in the Vincentian calendar – Feast Day of Saint Vincent de Paul. St Vincent is the patron saint of all charitable works and is recognised worldwide for his charity and compassion towards people in need.
Join thousands of Vincentians across the globe on September 27 in celebrating St Vincent and over 400 years of active charitable works by the Vincentian Family. There are many ways you can get involved. To help you plan your celebrations we have listed a few ideas below, but we encourage you to get creative and, most importantly, have fun planning your Feast Day.
Don’t forget to share your celebrations with us on social media by using the hashtag #VincentianValuesWeek.
Throw a Feast Day party
Whether it’s an afternoon tea in the office or a full-day family affair at home, gather your network, bake a cake and mark the occasion with a St Vincent de Paul Feast Day party.
You could host a St Vincent de Paul trivia game in which you test your colleagues’ Vincentian knowledge, or share stories of how you joined the Vincentian Family over a shared pizza. However big or small your event, this is a great opportunity to bring people together and share in celebration of your St Vincent’s legacy.
Learn about St Vincent de Paul
Feast days can be both a fun and a learning experience for everyone. Take some time throughout the day to build a better understanding of the wider Vincentian Family of which you are a part and learn about our founder.
If you are new to the Vincentian Family, we recommend watching the short video below for an introduction to St Vincent de Paul and what it means to be Vincentian today.
For those of you who already have in-depth knowledge of St Vincent but would like to learn more about Vincentians’ work today, Famvin has all the latest news from the Vincentian Family.
“Feast” on Feast Day
What better way to celebrate a feast day than enjoying a special meal with those around you. If you are planning a banquet at work, you can encourage cultural sharing by bringing in and tasting traditional dishes. If you are going to be at home, get the kids involved in the kitchen. Have fun planning your meals, trying new dishes and celebrating St Vincent de Paul together.
Whatever you are planning for Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul, social media is a great place to share your celebrations and connect with other Vincentians across the globe. Use the hashtag #VincentianValuesWeek in your posts to help us find you so we can re-share your posts with our community.
“Happy Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul! Today we celebrate St Vincent’s spirit and legacy which has driven the charitable works of the Vincentian Family since 1617. #VincentianValuesWeek”
“Today I join the Vincentian Family and thousands of people worldwide in celebrating Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul. #VincentianValuesWeek”
“It’s #VincentianValuesWeek and we’re kicking the week off by celebrating Feast Day of St Vincent de Paul, founder of the Vincentian Family and patron saint of all charitable societies. Join the celebrations!”
If you would like further help planning your feast day celebrations please feel free to contact us.