“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify you Father in Heaven” (Matthew 5:16)
Today there are 0.75 million SVP members in 145 countries throughout the world and approximately 9000 in England and Wales.
What is Mini Vinnies?
Mini Vinnies is a Christian organisation which gets children to put their faith into action.
Mini Vinnies is a group primary school young people who get together to help those in need within their school and local community. Mini Vinnies introduces children to social justice issues and to living faith through action as part of the St Vincent de Paul Society.
What does a Mini Vinnies group do?
Mini Vinnies is about praying and doing good works in the community, but it is also about young people meeting to talk, to share ideas and concerns, to have fun and to support each other.
The Mini Vinnies model of ‘See, Think, Do’ is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality. By connecting their beliefs and values with service activities and issues in their community, they can help to make their faith real, meaningful and relevant.
The St Vincent de Paul Society aspires to be recognised as a caring charitable movement offering a “hand up” to people in need. As Mini Vinnies at Corpus Christi, we do this by respecting their dignity, sharing our hope, and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny
The SVP Mini Vinnie Logo
Our logo is based on a Celtic Cross emphasing that SVP’s mission is to help others in a practical way based on our belief in Christ and in his Gospel message. The ring that supports the arms of the cross reminds us of the loving care and concern we have for others.
To find out more about Mini Vinnies, please visit their website by clicking here.
What have our St Raphael Mini Vinnies been up to?
- Harvest and St Raphael’s Day
- Collected food for our local food bank
- Made and delivered Christmas cards to our local care home.