Our visit to see the chicks!

This week we received some very exciting news from Little Hearts…the chicks had hatched!

We visited Little Hearts and had a lovely time holding the baby chicks. All the children were excited and everyone either stroked a chick or had a hold. We had to check Mrs Bowes’ pockets as she left…she was desperate to take one home!

Year of Oscar Romero – Day of Many Colours

The children came into school in non-uniform on the 29th June to celebrate the ‘Day of Many Colours’ – run by Mission Together. This linked in to the Year of Oscar Romero for June. The children began by watching a short assembly presentation which highlighted how Mission Together carry out fundraising to help children all around the world. The children then prayed together for the children in different continents. They used the colours represented to design their very own Mission flag.

The children brought some money into school which they spent in the afternoon at a cake sale with some of the proceeds being given to those most in need.

Our Lady of Fatima

The children had a special assembly on Friday as they learnt all about Our Lady of Fátima; a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday 13th May brings about the 100 year anniversary of the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of St. Anthony, patron of the local parish church. In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles.

 

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Closing the Year of Mercy

The Year of Mercy came to an end this week and we celebrated all we had done this year with a special closing liturgy with Father Kelly in attendance. The liturgy also celebrated Youth Friday with a special video message from Bishop Seamus. In preparation for the liturgy, the children worked in class to recap what mercy means and looked at times when Jesus showed mercy. We looked at the story of the Good Thief and how Jesus was merciful even as he was dying on the cross. The children wrote their hopes, dreams and prayers for the new year in the Church, remembering those who still need our love and mercy. The children shared their ideas which were then written on a template of a door. These class doors were brought forward during the closing liturgy. The children behaved beautifully throughout and a big well done to Maddison, Bella, Nancy, Ava, Roan, Tia, Evie and Jessica for reading on Friday and again at the Sacred Heart Mass on Saturday.