The theme, which is shared with Flame 2023 is ‘Rise Up.’ We are reminded as young people that we have been called to stand up again, together, to find fresh strength and to help others to rise up too. We must commit again to use the energy, gifts and talents that we have in new ways.
We came together to take part in a liturgical prayer to celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. The powerful Gospel account of Jesus’s crucifixion allowed us to declare the wonderful truth that Jesus is the King of Love. We then ended our liturgical prayer singing ‘Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising.’
O King of Kings, you died so that we might have new life. Help us to share your love with each other and to be here for each other in the most difficult times.
This week our children have made us very proud. They have enjoyed learning all about the significance of Remembrance day, they have completed some amazing artwork and displays, have represented our school respectfully at the cenotaph and have led us in a special Remembrance Mass where we all had the opportunity to reflect and pray for all those who have died.
Our Lady of Lourdes Remembers
Three ways of praying for those who have passed away.
- Light a candle in your local church.
- Take a moment before a meal with your family. Each one can recall someone special.
- Before you go to sleep, take a moment to write a note of thanks in your journal to someone who meant a lot to you.
We pray for those who have died for this All Souls Day. We pray especially for all those in our parish and school community.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
All Souls Day 2022 – YouTube – YMT All Souls Day Reflection 2022
To celebrate the feast of All Saints, we remembered people who have lived their lives following Jesus and serving others. We reflected on how we, too, are called to be saints and how we can follow Jesus and serve others in our daily lives.
With Deepest Sympathy…
On behalf of all of the children, staff, governors, families and wider school community, we would like to take this opportunity to express how deeply saddened and moved we all are after hearing the news of the passing of our wonderful Queen- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen was a lady that we all admired and respected for her loyal and committed service, she shone like a beacon to others and led the way as a role model to all. She was committed, compassionate and extended a warmth to others during her service as our Queen.
Whilst steadfast in her role and duties as a stateswoman, showing dignity and consistency, Queen Elizabeth was a kind-hearted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who has left a lasting impression upon her country, commonwealth and us all.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be admired and respected for generations to come for the true and inspiring lady that she was. Through our school values of love, learn, grow and inspire we aspire to let our light shine, just as our Queen has done during her 70 years of dedicated service, and will remember her with fondness, admiration and pride.
The children all had a fantastic time on their residential to Robinwood. Please follow the link below to access a snapshot of the photos from their time away. More photos to follow soon…..
Year 6 had lots of fun on Jubilee Day. The children enjoyed learning all about the Queen’s reign and why this milestone is so special. In particular we focused on key events in the Queen’s life from 2010 – present day. We came to school dressed in the colours of red, white and blue. We had a themed day planned with lots of entertainment, a special lunch, singing and fun activities. At the end of the school day, parents joined us on the school yard and we sang some songs to pay tribute to the queen. This was a lovely finale to a special and memorable day for us all.