"the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society"
Mini Vinnies is a St Vincent de Paul Group in our school. At The Good Shepherd we have 60 Mini Vinnies who work together, organise and talk about helping others in need within our school and beyond. It is about doing good works in the community, to have fun and to support each other. The SSVP model of faith in action is a great way to get young people thinking and talking about their spirituality – connecting their beliefs and values with service activities and issues in their community can help to make their faith real, meaningful and relevant.
Education and awareness. Becoming aware of some of the community’s social ills and knowing that although the world is beautiful, there are always ways to make it a bit better.
Formation. This a chance for Mini Vinnies to participate in spiritual activities, personal development and discussions, and to develop a real understanding of the world.
Community service and fundraising. ‘Doing’ means supporting the SSVP in its good works, and for the children to do something about the issues that they have seen, thought about or discussed.