St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He was canonized in 1737. Vincent de Paul was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity, and is known as the "Great Apostle of Charity".
What are the Mini Vinnies?
Mini Vinnies is a programme designed for groups of primary school students who are interested in social justice. Mini Vinnies students get together within their school to help those in need within their school, local or international community. Mini Vinnies introduces children to social justice issues,
Our Mini Vinnies group is led by Mr Knight.
Our Mini Vinnies group is very active at St. Elizabeth's. They get together to organise and talk about helping others in need within our school and community of Wythenshawe.
The Mini Vinnies meet once a week with our RE coordinator,
What happens at a Mini Vinnies’ meeting?
A 'President' was elected by all of our Mini Vinnies to lead the meeting and organise the group.
- The president opens the meeting with a prayer
- A short spiritual reading/ reflection/ piece of music/ meditation follows the prayer.
- Group members then talk about the Mini Vinnies' activities they have done since the previous meeting. Any future plans are then discussed, shared and actioned
Mini Vinnie's Summer Newsletter
The Mini Vinnies have organised a Hunger Lunch during Lent as part of our fundraising activities. The children served a simple meal of vegetable soup and bread. Everyone – parents, families, parishioners – were welcomed.
This Lent we are also supporting the Pope’s chosen charity of Mission Together, CAFOD and The Wythenshawe Foodbank. We will be splitting the money we raise between these three very worthy causes.