During Lent we are invited to Pray, Fast and Give. This year we have chosen to help CCS and the collection boxes for the Catholic Children's Society went home in book bags this week. Please return these to school after the Easter break.
The Catholic Children’s Society supports disadvantaged children and families across London, Hertfordshire and the South East. They work with individuals of all faiths and none; their sole aim is to help those in greatest need. Throughout Lent, our pupils will find out about some of the children the charity has helped in the past.
We were delighted to welcome Father Luke to school today. He was so pleased to meet over 20 of our children at lunchtime and to share with them the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This was a wonderful way to begin the season of Lent. Father Luke will return again before we break up for the Easter holidays.
World Thinking Day
World Thinking Day is a celebration of ten million girls worldwide that has taken place on every 22 February since 1926. It remains a day for all Guides and Girl Scouts to think of each other and celebrate their sisters all around the world. So for this day all Guides and Girl Scouts can attend school in their school uniform
Lent begins this week as we begin our preparations for Easter. ‘Celebrated at Home’ have many ideas on their website which support Catholic families all year round. This link will take you straight to their Journey through Lent newsletter. It is full of useful ideas and links which you may like to share at home. Many of the ideas are for teenagers and adults, so please take a look. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/587cc4991b631b453a4b15cf/t/6202dd04f0d7c0441717a453/1644354829257/CELEBRATE%40Home+Journeying+through+Lent.pdf
The prayer that Jesus taught us, Our Father, is one we know well and pray often yet how often do we actually stop and think about what the words really mean for us and our daily lives. This week pupils in Reception have been doing exactly that in a chaplaincy session led by Mrs. Norbury. Using items such as a globe, a crown, a hard hat and a high visibility jacket, the children were helped to understand the meaning of the words which can otherwise seem complicated and old fashioned. They also learnt actions for each line of the prayer as a memory aid. I’m sure they will share them with you if you ask them!