celebrating 60 years of service
providing local assistance to those in need through
St. Augustine’s R.C. Parish in Brandon
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17, 2023, approximately 60 people gathered in our parish square to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the St Vincent de Paul Council in Brandon. It was a celebration of thanksgiving to God who has been our guide in service to the poor and the disadvantaged. Special guests included our pastor, Father John and Father Oliver who said the opening prayer. Out of town guests included Pierre Sebawiye and Deacon Alphonse Tran who represented the St. Vincent de Paul Council at the St Boniface Cathedral in Winnipeg. It was a time to acknowledge two long serving members Rudy Bidinosti and Jeannie Burgess. Special thanks were given to the wonderful parishioners of St Augustine's Church who have supported us financially and through their prayers. Thank you for all who attended and special thanks to all the SVdP members who worked so hard to make this celebration a success.