‘Mini Vinnies’ are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of our Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible ‘Vincentians for life’.
As Mini Vinnies, the children have their own ‘treasured’ Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps – helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians – or ‘Mini Vinnies’.
In our school, we have a vibrant Mini Vinnies club which meets regularly to follow the example of St Vincent de Paul and help those in need.
For more information about Mini Vinnies click on the website image below.
The Mini Vinnies are part of the St. Vincent de Paul society which aims to turn concern into action in their community.
The Mini Vinnies begin and end each session with prayer, asking for God’s help with their planned activities such as crafting, creating artwork and visiting local charities. The children also work hard to raise money for various local and International charities.
The Mini Vinnies are very fortunate to have great support from the Parish with Mr and Mrs Raynor and members of the SVP to help the children with their good work.
The Mini Vinnies prayer focus for this half term has been showing mercy for others through prayer. They have focused their time on creating a set of prayer cards for our Parish.The cards offered a prayer and illustration for Lent. The second prayer card is based on the Stations of the Cross which the children prepared a Whole School Collective Worship on.
Forthcoming activities for the Mini Vinnies include spending time in reflective prayer during Lent, visiting the church to walk the stations of the cross, and making Easter cards for our parish.
They are also making Easter ribbons to raise money for our 5p appeal-to raise money for homeless shelters locally.
Our focus, after Easter, will be on Mary, our Mother and making Rosary beads that we will sell for May-the month of the Rosary.