“Human persons are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are.” Saint John Paul II
Who are the Mini Vinnies?
Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities.
Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. They might help by:
- Writing cards for children in hospital
- Visiting local care homes to sing or play games with the residents
- Knitting scarves for the homeless
- Running food collections for a local foodbank
The Mini Vinnie society at St Joseph’s is lead by Mrs Boulton & Mrs Needham. They meet on a regular occasion to pray, read scripture and organise the charitable work for the school.
Mini Vinnies Community & Fundraising Events
11th November 2021 – Remembrance Day
The Mini Vinnies paid their respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict, by laying a wreath at the local cenotaph.
19th October 2021 – CAFOD Launch Liturgy
On Tuesday 19th October, the Mini Vinnies groups within all BKCAT schools, came together in worship, for the CAFOD Launch Liturgy.
For more information about Mini Vinnies, please visit the official site: Mini Vinnies | St Vincent de Paul Society (svp.org.uk)