St Philips Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SL

0113 2716763

St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

We are the Mini Vinnies

We are representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul society promoting key values, fundraising for important causes and supporting our School.


We are supporting the travelling cribs and adding the prayers to our prayer tree.


We helped the school begin Advent by leading the whole school worship and blessing of the wreaths service.

The Mini-Vinnies have been busy helping prepare for Advent by making Advent wreaths for each class. 

 February 2024:  We led a school worship to promote our fund raising in school

March 2024: We joined Holy Family School from Armley, in Ilkley,  to reflect together on Holy Week through a visit to the Stations of the Cross

Before becoming a Mini Vinnie, the children must first make ‘The Mini Vinnie Pledge’ in which they promise to fulfil their fundraising and value sharing commitments.

                                                         As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference to my world by:
                                                                                                -Caring for, respecting and loving myself
                                -Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by talking to him each day and talking to other 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


A special prayer has also been written for the Mini Vinnies to help them on their journeys.

                                                                                               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 to care for the sick.
                                        Lord, may we all help and support each other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world. Amen.