The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Leeds Diocese is now offering MINI VINNIES, a new format of their long established parish Conference structure, specially designed for 7-11 year boys and girls in primary schools.
Mini Vinnies is an exciting, very well supported format upon which our school can base all of the work that we already do in support of the poor and the marginalised in our communities both here at home and overseas.
What are Mini Vinnies?
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. Today the SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new 'Mini Vinnies' programme - a ground-breaking Primary Schools initiative, which is seen as having, "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society."
Who can be a Mini Vinnie?
'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.
What do Mini Vinnies Do?
As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters 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'.
Commissioning Ceremony & Mass
We celebrated the Mini Vinnies commissioning ceremony. Kathleen Hawksworth and Marlyn Morgan from the SVP came to celebrate with us