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The St. Vincent de Paul Society

The St. Vincent de Paul Society was founded in 1839 by a 19 year old Catholic student called Fredric Ozanam. The society is dedicated to helping those in poverty and need by providing practical assistance, irrespective of faith, ethnicity or gender. 

St Vincent de Paul was a priest who dedicated himself to serve the poor. He spent his life helping those in need and was known for his compassion, humility and generosity. Vincent's life is a great reminder for us all, to find ways to help those around us.

St Oswald's Mini Vinnies 2021-2022

As a Mini Vinnie we try to...

Set a good example as a role model for others to follow.

Make a real difference to people who need our help.

Learn about some of the problems that are around us and try to make a difference.

Macmillian Coffee Morning

The St. Oswald's Mini Vinnies were involved in the Macmillian Coffee Morning; we raised an amazing £177.80 for people living with cancer and their families. Thank you to all our wonderful parents/carers for supporting us and also donating lots of delicious cakes. The Mini Vinnies served their customers and looked after their guests.

Decorating the Christmas Tree

At this special time of year we are reminded that Jesus is the light of the world and came to show people how to find God. The Mini Vinnies were asked to decorate the Christmas tree that has been placed in our hall. I'm sure you will agree how beautiful it looks.

CAFOD Emergency Humanitarian Appeal

We are all aware of the devastating conflict that has arose in the Ukraine, the Mini Vinnies have chosen to help those in need at this time. This week we have been collecting donations that will be sent to help the Ukrainian civilians caught up in the war. The Mini Vinnies have collected and sorted the donations and encouraged others to donate. During assembly we have also explained to the school why donating is important and together we said a prayer for peace in our world.

Loving God,

We pray for the people of Ukraine

For all those suffering or afraid,

That you will protect them.


We pray for world leaders

For compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.


We pray for the world

That in this moment of crisis

We may reach out in solidarity

To our brothers and sisters in need.


May we walk in your ways 

So that peace and justice

Become a reality for the people of Ukraine

And all the world




“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”

John 10:10

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