Mini Vinnies

Rosary beads made by Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies have been making rosary beads to sell during the Month of May. They will be available from the School office for 50p.

The beads represent one decade of the Rosary, with a coloured bead next to the cross for the “Our Father”, 10 beads of the same colour for the “Hail Mary’s”  and a bead at the end for the “Glory Be”. Each decade will be in its own pouch along with a copy of the prayers.

All money raised will be donated to charity so please come along and buy one!

Mini Vinnies – Rosary during May

The Month of May is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

Noting this, Pope Francis is asking Catholics to pray the rosary for peace each day in May.

“We will recite the rosary praying particularly for peace in Syria and the whole world,” the pope said. “I invite you to spiritually join me and to prolong for the whole month of May praying the rosary for peace.”

Our Mini Vinnies have taken up the challenge and will be praying a decade of the rosary each day in the Gospel Garden.

Everyone is welcome to join them in the garden at 12.50 every day, at the end of the lunch break.



Minnie Vinnies support Joe’s Place

Last week, Lily, Jessica and Ella visited Joe’s Place in Gateshead to deliver food items which  the school had collected following Year 5’s Harvest Assembly.

Joe’s Place opens every Wednesday to provide a hot meal, drinks and companionship to people in need in the community.  This includes the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers.

“We have recently been to Joe’s Place and witnessed what it is like to have nothing and that is why we think it’s good to help them make Christmas goody bags to distribute at their Christmas Party. This includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, flannels, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant,tissues and woolen gloves.  Please help Joe’s Place bring joy to people at Christmas time by bringing in an item for the goody bags”

Ella, Jessica and Lily ( Minnie Vinnies)

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Youth Friday

This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King and also designated Youth Sunday.  It also marks the end of the Year of Mercy.  On Friday,  the children watched an address by Bishop Seamus in which he encouraged the children to continue showing mercy to those in need in the year ahead. He thanked all the children in the diocese for all their efforts in showing mercy to others through food bank collections, filling shoeboxes, raising money for charities and many other initiatives.

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Supporting Our Community

Our class Assembly theme was about Harvest. As part of our assembly we decided to collect food for those in need in our local community. We donated dried goods, tins and non-perishable food products to ‘Joe’s Place’ in the heart of Gateshead. Joe’s Place is run by dedicated volunteers and opens its doors every Wednesday to support some of the most vulnerable people in the area.

Caleb and Evie represented our class by taking along our food donations to Joe’s Place. They met the volunteers and invited Mr McNeany (one of the volunteers) into school to raise awareness about how we can all support Joe’s Place. We are looking forward to  supporting Joe’s Place throughout the year.

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