The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days.
The St Vincent de Paul Society helps people who are facing problems such as:
* Poverty: not enough money to pay for basic necessities.
* Hunger: some families have only one meal per day if they are lucky.
* Unemployment: sometimes parents have to go out every day and search for work.
* No home or poor quality housing: some families of 8 or more live in one room.
* No education: some families cannot pay for schooling or children cannot go to school because they need to work to help their parents feed the family.
To find out more visit www.minivinnies.org.uk
At St Patrick’s, our Mini Vinnie’s group is made up of 30 pupils from Years 3-6. They meet once a fortnight and are helped by Miss Edgar and Mrs Hughes.
We will be making and sending cards to the lonely, vulnerable, sick and housebound of our parish. We want people to know they are in our thoughts and prayers. We will also be visiting our parish community who are now in elderly care homes.
The CAFOD theme this year is ‘Water Aid’.