We thank you for giving us your peace.
Help us to be peacemakers at home and at school
by loving and caring for one another.
Help us to be peacemakers by listening to one another,
even when we don’t agree.
Help us to be peacemakers by sharing our time
with those who are lonely and who need a friend.
Help us to be peacemakers by thinking and praying
for children who have no food or
who are frightened and live in fear.
Let us pray every day for peace
for our families, for our friends
and for ourselves.
Let us pray for peace throughout your world.
We have been delighted to welcome Fr. Peter into our school and parish family. He has made such an impact upon us all with his kind and caring manner and his willingness to visit and get to know our children. Fr. Peter told us many interesting stories about the country where he was born, Myanmar, and also stories about the many struggles that families and children have there. In discussion with Fr. Peter we thought about what we as a school could do to help children back in his country. Our Prayer Leaders had a meeting back in February and decided that they would like to sell biscuits each week to raise money for the children of Myanmar- a project they have named Children2Children. Our school kitchen, each week has baked delicious biscuits which parents have bought each Friday at the end of the school day. So far we have raised over £300 for the children of Myanmar, Fr Peter is delighted and told us that £300 is more than most adults would earn in 1 year in Myanmar . We are very proud of our children for taking a leading role in the organisation of the fundraising for this wonderful cause- it really is a brilliant example of Catholic Social Teaching in action. A huge thank you to all within our community who continue to support this fundraiser and to our cooks who make the biscuits each week.
Class 3 children led parents in a beautiful liturgical prayer focusing on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The were reverent and respectful as they shared the message of how Jesus kept his promise to send his special friend and the power that the Holy Spirit instantly had upon the disciples. The children eloquently shared their mission with their parents and invited parents to go forth and use their gifts from the Holy Spirit to do good for those in our school and wider community.
Thank you Year 3.
Please follow the link to access the parents section of the website for the Wednesday Word. Here you will find useful information about weekly Gospel’s, links to videos and other information. Additionally, there is an option to access an area for children to explore.
Children will continue to bring a paper copy of the Wednesday Word home each week but we thought it may be useful to share the website with you for anyone who is interested in exploring it a little more.
Our wonderful Mini Vinnies children enjoyed taking the time to write letters to the most isolated and vulnerable members of our parish. Within the letters, the children reminded those in our Parish family just how much they are loved and remembered in our prayers h day. We are sure these letters will be very well received and appreciated.
Don’t forget to read the March Newsletter to catch up on some important dates and upcoming events!
Our Mini Vinnies are a group of children from Years 4,5 and 6 who have taken a pledge to be part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. They meet every Thursday to think about ways in which they can help to support people in our school and Parish family.
Our Mini-Vinnies take their role very seriously and work on a simple principle of ‘See, think, do’. They see a need, they think about what they can do to help and then they do it.
Our Mini-Vinnies, so far this year, have organised coffee afternoons for members of the Parish, have visited Croft House (a local care home) to sing for the residents and spend time with them. They have planned and made up Lenten bags which they then distributed to Parish members and they regularly make and share prayer cards with the Parish and school community. The children have taken great pride in collecting donations of food from the Parish which they have combined with school donations to make up hampers for our local families and foodbank. Most recently, our Mini-Vinnie’s have organised a fundraising appeal for the children in Fr. Peter’s country in Mayanmar: who are living in difficult and dangerous conditions. The project which has been named ‘Children2Children’, involves our school kitchen making biscuits each Friday which are then sold at the end of the day. All money raised goes to the children of Mayanmar.
Our Mini Vinnies have such a positive impact upon the lives of those within our Parish and wider community.
Don’t forget to check out our Spring Term Newsletter, it has some important information about upcoming dates and events. Follow this link to read more… https://sway.office.com/yCox666YCsMtDrML?ref=Link