SJS pilots “Mini Vinnie” in Diocese of Shreveport
St. Joseph School and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are excited to announce the formation of the first Youth Conference in the Diocese of Shreveport. Adult members of the International Society are called Vincentians, and the SJS Conference will be called “Mini Vinnies.” Under the model of “faith in action,” the goal of the Mini Vinnies will be to assist in serving the poor and those in need in our community.
Since 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been one of the most important Catholic outreach ministries. Working closely with the Shreveport Diocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Mini Vinnies will focus on the components of See, Think, Do.
See: becoming aware of the needs of our neighbors;
Think: be creative in finding solutions to help with those needs; and
Do: putting our faith in action through hands-on service projects.
Just as Mini Vinnie Conferences in both the United States and around the world have successfully served the poor in their own areas, we are excited to see how the St. Joseph School Mini Vinnies will bring Christ to the poor through service to those in need here in the Shreveport-Bossier City area.