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Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies is an organisation that encourages young people to turn their concerns into action. At St Alban’s Catholic Primary School, we are proud to say we have our own group of Mini Vinnies.


What are Mini Vinnies?

‘Mini Vinnies’ are children aged 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their school family, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible ‘Vincentians for life’.


Mini Vinnies are a younger version of The Society of St Vincent de Paul. The group is seen as having, “the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society.”

As Mini Vinnies, the children have their own ‘treasured’ Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps – helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians – or ‘Mini Vinnies’.


What are our St Alban’s Catholic Primary School ‘Mini Vinnies’ planning on doing this year?


  • We shall work hard to raise money and encourage children in our school to help us to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
  • We will work with members of our community.
  • We are going to speak to pupils and parents about the work we do in school and how we live out the Gospel at school.
  • We plan to prepare liturgies together in our group.
  • We would like to host coffee mornings for the Parish after our Weekly Masses, School Performances and fundraising activities.

Watch this space for our next update on what we’ve been doing!


Mini Vinnies meet every second Wednesday to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities. Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of 'See, Think, Do' to find people in need and help them.

The Mini Vinnies have discussed the recent feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul on 27th September 2023 and the upcoming feast days of Saint Therese Lisieux on 1st October 2023 and Saint Francis of Assisi on 4th October 2023. We decided that we would use our thoughts and feelings to commemorate these saints through our voices and writing by sharing how their actions have impacted our own lives, our school. our communities, our nation and the world. We look forward to sharing this work with you soon.