Junior St. Vincent de Paul (nicknamed “Mini-Vinnies”) is an organization dedicated to fostering the growth of our youth’s faith through mutually beneficial relationships with peers, parishioners and the local community. Affiliated with our adult Society of St. Vincent de Paul, JrSVdP is designed to encourage youth to share their unique talents with others while building a stronger affinity with God. Through worship, service, social and catechetical experiences, our youth will promote the Catholic Church through evangelization. The group consists of those youth in the parish who are in 6th through 8th grade, and spiritual guidance is provided through participation by Father Hecker. Some of the service activities the group has performed include making sack lunches at the Warming Souls homeless shelter, preparing food and feeding the homeless in downtown Wichita, working to clean up yards for elderly Parishioners, performing a scavenger hunt for a food drive, and handing out water bottles at the annual Oktoberfest Run for the Poor.