Mini Vinnies – Planting for the future
News from St Andrew’s Justice & Peace Group and St Nicholas’ Primary School, Bearsden
Fr Mackle, parish priest of St Andrew’s, Bearsden, blessed two saplings which will be planted in the school grounds next spring by the school Mini Vinnies group.
The saplings were left over from the event held at Carfin last April. At this event, saplings were planted to represent the eight dioceses in Scotland. Juniper saplings were chosen to represent Justice and Scots Pine saplings were chosen to represent Peace. The surplus saplings were then taken by some members of the Justice and Peace commission of Glasgow and offered to local schools and parishes. St Andrew’s, Bearsden accepted a Juniper sapling to plant in its ‘Spirit of Peace’ garden, and St Nicholas’ Primary school agreed to take a Juniper sapling and a Pine sapling to set up a Justice and Peace garden in its new primary school grounds.
Accordingly, on Friday 6th December, the feast of St Nicholas, Fr Mackle blessed the two saplings which the Mini Vinnies are displaying in the photos along with the 40th anniversary Justice and Peace banner.
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