St. Teresa's Mini Vinnies
‘Mini Vinnies’ is a St. Vincent de Paul Group in a Primary School. At St. Teresa’s we have a group of Year 6 pupils who get together to pray, and to organise and talk about helping others in need within our school community and beyond. What makes Mini Vinnies such a valuable experience for the children who are part of it, is the change it makes in our school community. We look to develop the prayer life of our school.
Our Mini Vinnies group meet once a week during break-time.
Our ‘President’ leads the meeting and organises the group. Mrs Holmes co-ordinates the group and gives help and practical advice. The President opens the meeting with a prayer.
A short spiritual reading/reflection/piece of music/meditation follows. The Group members take turns to do this.
As I wait, to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
During Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time, but also in our hearts.