We shared the story of the two people on the Emmaus road who were joined by someone they thought was a stranger, but turned out to be the living Jesus. Miss McGill lead a reflection on how Jesus is with us on our journey in life, even if we face diversions or closed roads along the way.
The school then carried on their worship by learning a new action song.
Celebration of Easter
Christ is alive. We returned to start the summer term with a celebratory assembly, to give thanks for our Lord who is alive.
Stations of the Cross
This Maundy Thursday, the year 6 class led the school and some parents through the moving story of the Stations of the Cross, using songs, drama, and prayer.
The singing of "Where you there when they crucified my Lord?" allowed many of us to reflect on the Passion of Christ and how much he loves us all.
This Lent started with St Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday sharing the same day. Children thought about what shape shows represents love, a heart, a cross or both.
Through Lent we have celebrated Mothers and other who love and care for us.
We have thought about how prayer can be a powerful help to us all and that we are supported by the Armour of God.
Two year 5 pupils led a Lenten fund raising campaign. They made and sold Ninja stars for Water Aid, which they selected as it provides people in the developing world with clean fresh water.
The school celebrated Epiphany on Friday 5th January 2018, in a beautifully decorated SS John Fisher and Thomas More Church. Father Richard reminded us that we should be like one of the Wise Men and shine out as a follower of Christ.
The words of one of the Bidding prayers helped to remind us of the important role all of us has:
The Magi brought precious gifts to the Child Jesus. We bring the gift of ourselves
to the Child in the manger and ask Jesus to bless us at the start of this New Year.
Our celebrations for Christmas were started by the children retelling the wonderful story of Jesus' birth. Year 1 and 2 used music and dance to tell the us the story of the "Camel's Arms". The Reception class presented "Our First Nativity", and years 3 -6 and the school choir lead us in a touching Christmas Carol service; the singing of "O Come, all ye faithful ", was particularly memorable.
We started advent when the youngest member of the Lighthouse group lit the first candle of the advent wreath. This was followed by other members of the group explaining the meaning behind the candles as we started to count down to Christmas.
Jamie McKenzie in year 6 created this piece of art as part of a reflection for Remembrance Sunday and was used by the parish of SS John Fisher and Thomas More for their Remembrance day service.
All Saints Day Mass, Wednesday 1st November
Thank you to all those who read so well, sung so joyfully and members of the Lighthouse group who prepared prayers for this special Mass which was enjoyed by a large number of people from the Parish. During the service the Special prayer for All Saints' Day was shared.
Start of Year Mass. Friday 22nd September.
At our start of the year Mass at SS John Fisher and Thomas More Church, Father Richard blessed our children leaders; the Lighthouse children, the School Council and the House Captains.
In October we celebrated the Holy Rosary and part of our celebration was to learning a sung version of the Hail Mary.
Thy Kingdom Come.
Join the global wave of prayer between 25th May - 4th June. Catholics will join with Christians around the world to pray that their friends, families and neighbours will come to know Jesus. You may like to pray the Novena.
" We can say that God’s heart is touched by our intercession, yet in reality he is always there first. What our intercession achieves is that his power, his love and his faithfulness are shown ever more clearly in the midst of the people." (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 283)