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Mini Vinnies

Candle holders made by Mini Vinnies
St Mary's Mini Vinnies

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days and has developed a primary initiative- the 'Mini Vinnies' programme.

St Mary’s has its own ‘Mini Vinnie’ group which is made up of children from Years 3-6.  Mini Vinnies introduces children to social justice issues and to living the faith through action as part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Our Mini Vinnies meet up once a week to identify and help those in need within our school and local community.


  • pray as part of each meeting
  • undertake an achievable project that will make a difference in the lives of the poor, isolated or marginalised
  • learn and develop into more socially aware and responsible adults
  • fundraise for St Vincent de Paul
  • visit the elderly (A teacher will always accompany a small group)
  • help with the Christmas appeal

Our Mini Vinnies enjoy making a difference in this world.

Please have a look at the Mini Vinnies official website for further information.