Hope that you all have a wonderful and restful Easter Holidays
Below are a range of ideas that you might like to use with your children during Holy Week:
More information from Mini Vinnies
For the attention of all Mini Vinnies, Vincentian Co-ordinators and Parents
Hope you are all keeping well. Please find below key information we would like to share with you before the Easter break.
Young Vincentians Team on leave
Unfortunately, due to the current Corona crisis from Monday 6th April 2020, the Young Vincentians Team will be furloughed for a minimum of four weeks. This will be continually reviewed, and we will update you accordingly at the beginning of May 2020. You will have seen from our previous emails that we have been working very hard to get as many resources as possible out to you via our MV microsite and uploaded where possible to parish websites /face book pages too. Please use these as much as you can during this period.
Easter Display Competition
We have managed to put together an Easter Display Competition. A flyer is attached, please have a look and see if you might be able to participate in this. Help us bring some hope and joy to others during this difficult time. You can post your entries online via social media platforms and we would love to see your ideas and designs for this. The competition closes at the end of April 2020 and we will announce the winner after that date. Good luck! Please also do tune in to your parish or other live streamed Masses and other special liturgies and services during Holy Week including the Easter Triduum. Try to send a nice message or write a letter to your parish priest as well to thank them for all the spiritual support they are providing just now to us all.
We have also come across lots of other great resources from other organisations in particular, the Youth for Christ resource hub (http://request.org.uk/) and CAFOD (https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Kidz-Zone). We very much hope you will find these useful over the coming months. Please, if you have any urgent queries do not stay silent. You can still email in in the usual way and the out of office we have set up will mean any urgent queries can be followed upMV Easter Display Comp
Mini Vinnies Mass June 2020 Postponed
It is very unlikely now that this year’s Mini Vinnies Mass will go ahead as planned and due to difficulty in getting alternative dates for Westminster Cathedral in 2020 this may well be postponed until 2021 but once we do not have any further we will update you accordingly. Thank you to those who signed up, we are so grateful for your support with this and we look forward to coming together for this again and having an even bigger celebration.
We wish you every blessing for what lies ahead. These changing times are a great worry and a huge challenge for so many just now but we are all united in our endurance and our support and care for one another. How much easier enduring becomes when it is for Christ and so much so as we approach the most holy time of the liturgical year, Easter ! Be strengthened by our prayers and know that you are not alone at this time and please continue to pray for all who are serving in the front line in our communities just now, our vulnerable and elderly who are self-isolating and for all those in any kind of need.
Keep up the fantastic work and wishin#g you and all your families a blessed Happy Easter and a peaceful Easter break.
The Young Vincentians Team