St Mary's Batley

We turn concern into action – We are inspired by Christ’s message to love our neighbour as ourselves.


Our Mission is to seek and find those in need, to help them in a spirit of justice and to tackle the causes of poverty where we can.


The Mini Vinnies play a vital role in the Catholic life of St. Marys's, and are supported by Mrs J. Blanchfield the Mini Vinnie Co-ordinator.


The Mini Vinnie Pledge

As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference to my world by:

  • Caring for, respecting and loving myself
  • Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by talking to him each day and talking to others about him
  • Caring for others in my school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble
  • Making my family happy by my help, respect and showing kindness and consideration
  • Caring for and enjoying God’s world
  • Treating others the way I would like them to treat me



The Mini Vinnie Prayer

Lord, thank you for our gifts and talents.

Lord, show us who needs our help.

Lord, use our hands to help  those who are hungry.

Lord, open our hearts to love and

comfort those who are sad and  lonely.

Lord, let us share our time, gifts

and talents with those in need.

Lord, help us to care for the sick.

Lord, may we all help and support each

other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world.  Amen

Pupils across school have the opportunity to serve the school as part of the ‘Mini Vinnies’.

Commissioning Ceremony

Our members were commissioned during a special assembly on Friday 2nd February, when they confirmed their pledge to the society and received their Mini Vinnie Badge and certificate.