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St Mary's Guyra reach the Queensland Outback with Aid

St Mary's Mini Vinnies in Guyra have been donating much needed books to the Primary School in Yaraka, which is in Central Queensland. Today, the students at St Mary's received photos and a letter thanking them for all of their efforts. Yaraka is a little over 1300km from Guyra. Super effort Team!

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Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

​To donate, go to: http://nswvinniescommunitysleepout.gofundraise.com.au/page/vinniesarmidale

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O'Connor Students Sponsor 7 Children

​St Francis of Assisi Conference members at O'Connor College are sponsoring 7 Thai Children, from Year 2 to Year 12 to go to school for 1 year - through the Assist a Student program. It only costs $70 per student and anyone can do it. Well done to St Francis Members.

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Warialda Mini Vinnies consider John the Baptist

On the 9th June, the Mini Vinnies group in Warialda spent some time in spiritual reflection. Their focus was John the Baptist. The children learned that John, like his Aunty Mary and his Cousin Jesus was born without original sin. The group also though about the significance of John's life - being a herald for his Cousin. Members discussed his role...
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St Agnes Conference are raising their profile..

Members of the St Agnes High School Conference at McCarthy Tamworth are raising their profile internally through a school wide presentation. Members will address two questions: 1. What did I think Vinnies would be? and 2.What is actually is Vinnies to me? The Conference, already over 40 members strong is aiming to recruit across all year levels. We...
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Uralla Mini Vinnies Discuss their 'Friendship Chair'

Today, the Mini Vinnies Team at St Joseph's in Uralla talked about the 'Friendship Chair' that they are painting. It will take pride of place in the playground and will be a visible symbol of inclusion within the school. The chair is designed to be used by kids who, on any given day, don't have anyone to play with. On those days the children will b...
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Vinnies receives Grant from Armidale Council

Many thanks to Armidale Council for awarding a small grant to cover some of the costs of running our Community Sleep-Out, which is scheduled for the 3rd and 4th September this year, at the Town Hall.

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Sleep-Out Success at O'Connor

15 O'Connor Students 'slept rough' on the 3rd of May during the Vinnies Sleepout held on the School Grounds. The group was joined this year by several year 7 students who had been members of the St Mary's Primary Mini Vinnies Conference in 2016!. They enjoyed a meagre dinner of hot chips with bread and butter! Bacon and Eggs was...
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St Joseph's at Glen Innes deep into planning and prayer

Today, St Joseph's Mini Vinnies in Glen Innes were planning their activities for the Winter Appeal. A 'Sleep Out' is on the cards together with a pyjama day following where students will present their Cardboard Monster creations, made from the bedding most commonly used by homeless people. Conference members are also serious about using their Mini ...
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A wonderful act of love

​The Winter Appeal was launched today at O'Connor Catholic College in Armidale. The St Francis of Assisi High School Conference led a moving liturgy which drew on Micah 6:8 and Luke 10:25-37. The theme was love - not only in words but also in action. Baskets full of blankets and winter apparel, much of it brand new, were presented by students....
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