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.
Our Mini Vinnies visited Ashwood Care Home and painted some animals from 'Carnival of the Animals' with the residents.
Here some quotes from the day:
' I liked painting with the elderly people and chatting- we were making new friends'.