A kind gesture fills people's lives with joy and peace.
This term, our KS2 pupils composed prayer hands to reach out to the sick and housebound parishioners in St Marie's and St Patrick's. Eucharistic Ministers visited their homes with the prayers and the response has been overwhelming.
Over the past few weeks, parishioners have sent prayer hands to school blessing the children as they continue their holy journey of faith.
We are fortunate to have so many special parishioners who support our school and who are keen to come in and share their valuable work with us.
This month, we invited Jim, a Eucharistic Minister to school and he explained his role within St Patrick's Parish to the pupils in Year 4. Sharon Williams, a Catechist who helps to prepare many of the pupils for their Holy Communion talked to the classes about the Sunday Liturgy and the WYA Programme. Many interesting questions were asked and we are now keen to record our new learning and continue to embrace the wonderful work Jim and Sharon do each week at Mass in helping us to deepen our faith and understanding.
During the Autumn Term, we have continued to strengthen links with our parish. Many children in Year 4 have been keen to read at Mass and serve for Fr John on Sundays.
Each class produces a display based on a Come and See theme/liturgical celebration for the Narthex in church and many parishioners have expressed how lovely it is to see the children's work.
We have created a Prayer Tree for church and children have written special prayers on hearts. Together, we pray for loved ones who are sick and ask our Father in heaven to give them comfort and rest.
In the Spring term we invite parishioners into school to enjoy afternoon tea and to watch a class assembly. This year our guests enjoyed Year 4N's assembly on 'Giving and Receiving'.
Afterwards the children served homemade cakes and tea whilst chatting with our guests. As they were leaving the children presented bunches of daffodils.
Members of our parishes, St.Patrick's and St.Marie's are also invited along to our Christmas productions.