Sacred Heart

Catholic Primary

'Live, Love and Learn Joyfully in the Family of Christ'

Mini Vinnies


What is Mini Vinnies?

Mini Vinnies is a St Vincent de Paul group in primary school. It is a group of young people who get together once a week to organise and talk about helping others in need within their school community and beyond. 
Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) 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'. As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge.





As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference in my world by;
Caring for, respecting and loving myself.
Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by talking to him each day and talking to others about him.
Caring for others in my school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble.
Making my family happy by my help, respect and showing kindness and consideration.
Caring for and enjoying God's world.
Treating others the way I would like them to treat me.

Lord, Thank you for our gifts and talents.
Lord, Show us who needs our help.
Lord, Use our hands to help those who are hungry.
Lord, Open our hearts to love and comfort those who are sad and lonely.
Lord, Let us share our time, gifts and talents with those in need,
Lord, Help us care for the sick.
Lord, May we all help and support each other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world.


04.03.20 As part of Fairtrade Fortnight we had a Fairtrade cake sale today in school.


15.10.19 - Today some people from the Ware Foodbank came to collect the food that was donated at the Harvest Service. Some Mini Vinnies helped to load the food into the van.


Fairtrade Fortnight. The Mini Vinnies organised a Fairtrade cake sale, thank you to all the parents and their incredible cooking skills! The money raised will go to the Fairtrade Foundation. Check back soon for the total raised.

22.11.18 Shoebox Appeal - We delivered all your kind donations to Christ Church drop off point today, thank you

HARVEST TEA 19.10.18

This afternoon, Mini Vinnies and the Chaplaincy Team worked together to entertain and provide tea and cakes for the senior citizens in our community and parish.

Dear Mrs. Fusi,


I am writing to say thank you for your invitation to the Harvest Tea last Friday which my wife and I enjoyed very much. 

The children were very polite and attentive and need to be complimented on their performance in singing and reading.  There was an extremely generous offering of tea and cake; in fact, I think I had my calorie count for the week!!

All of the children, staff and background helpers are to be congratulated for an extremely entertaining and successful afternoon.

Thank you once again.

Yours sincerely,


Peter Shears

Presentation at Celebration Assembly


Visit to Harlow Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who donated food at our harvest service. Some members of the Mini Vinnies delivered the food to the Foodbank and we had collected 101kg. The warehouse manager kindly showed us around the warehouse and talked to us about the work of the Foodbank and the people that they support.

6.3.18 Fairtrade Fortnight assembly and cake sale! Thank you to all the Mini Vinnies and their parents for the delicious cakes!