Mini Vinnies are representatives of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and as such fulfil a key role within our school of promoting key values and fundraising for important causes.
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.