Mini Vinnies from across the Diocese of Leeds attended Mass at Cathedral Church of St Anne, Leeds on Wednesday 28th September 2022, to be commissioning and recommissioning, the mass was celebrated by Right Reverend Marcus Nigel Stock, MA, STL, Tenth Bishop of Leeds.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new ‘Mini Vinnies’ program – a ground-breaking Primary School initiative, based on good work done in Australia, piloted in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, and which is seen as having, “the potential to significantly contribute on the future of the Society.”
‘Mini Vinnies’ are boys and girls aged 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible “Vincentians for life”.
Photographs from the service below by Patrick Sice