Belonging - What it means to have a Vocation
As part of our exploration of 'Ordination' and 'Vocation', Year 6 visited Father John this November, at Church, to ask questions and learn more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders. The children were fascinated to learn about the life of a priest and how Father John recognised his calling to the Priesthood. Asking many questions, the children learned about how Father John was inspired, who helped him realise his vocation and what it takes to be a priest in todays modern society.
Discussing the ceremony of 'Ordination', Father John explained the Sacrament of Holy Orders and the symbolism of items received by the would-be priest during the Mass. He recalled how precious his own Ordination was and Year 6 returned to school with a deeper understanding of 'Vocation' and 'Ordination' and a greater appreciation of Father John and all that he does for our parish community.
Learning focus 3
We learned about St Stephen and thought of questions to ask him about his beliefs and values and what gave him such courage. These are photos of children answering questions in the role of St Stephen.
LF3-5 The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Father Mark visited Year 6 to talk about this special sacrament. He brought some olive oil which had been specially blessed.