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Week Commencing 1st May 2017


Tuesday ‘Voluntary Mass’ - Our weekly celebration of Mass before school in the Chapel begun again this week, all members of the school community are welcome to attend Mass at 8.25am every Tuesday. This is a great opportunity to fit this most sacred of celebrations into your week – if you haven’t been before, take that small leap of faith into the Chapel and join us.


Trip to St Mary’s College, Oscott – This week saw the first of our double visit to the site which Oscott House is named after: St Mary’s College, Oscott. Students from a range of years attended and were treated to a tour of the beautiful surroundings by two seminarians, Bob & Dominic, both whom attend our school on a Tuesday afternoon. The Students were able to ask questions, take part in a prayer service, see important areas around the building, as well as begin the ground work for a short film they shall be preparing on the college. Part two to follow next week!

Wishing you all the best for the coming week,

Mr Ward / Deacon Mc Kearney


Week Commencing 27th March 2017


Here we find ourselves passing the midpoint of our Lenten journey – a time where we should depend on God’s grace. If it all goes wrong, that’s okay. So you wake up and find yourself lying on the kitchen floor with chocolate all over your face? Yes, you lost control and gave in and, yes, it’s a testimony to how weak you are. But Christianity is all about facing up to our weakness and admitting that we’re only human. Better still, it’s about forgiveness and redemption: knowing that whatever goes wrong in life, God’s always willing to give you another chance. You’ve got to pick yourself up, take a deep breath, dust yourself off and start all over again.

We have had some great ideas being carried out around school when it comes to fundraising activities! It’s brilliant to see how forms are getting involved with some incredibly creative ways of raising money! Remember there’s just one week left to give it your all.

Chapel Sessions – These have been going from strength to strength, with all sessions gaining regular attenders. Throughout this Lenten season, our sessions have been taking on themes that are relevant to Lent, helping us to grow stronger in our faith & have fun whilst doing it.

Wishing you all the best for the coming week,

Mr Ward / Deacon Mc Kearney

 


Week Commencing 20th March 2017


Here we find ourselves in the 3rd week of Lent – a time when the seemingly simple acts of fasting (the things we may have given up) begin to become a little more tempting… Settle into the routine, 40 days may not seem like such a long time but Lent can and will try your patience and perseverance. You should be careful, the time (if you allow it) can lead you to despair rather than reflection. Keep reminding yourself, it’s a long race not a short sprint!

We are currently in the midst of our great ‘Lenten Charity Drive’ – Focussing primarily on CAFOD's 'Big Fish Appeal', with funds also benefiting CAFOD's 'East Africa Crisis Appeal' & Father Hudson’s Care. In your forms already you may have been discussing ways in which you can fundraise (hopefully more creative ways than cake sales) – Look out on the morning PowerPoint for ideas on how to fundraise and let’s make this one of our biggest drives yet!

Chapel Sessions – These have been going from strength to strength, with all sessions gaining regular attenders. Throughout this Lenten season, some of these sessions shall be taking on themes that are relevant to Lent, helping us to grow stronger in our faith & have fun whilst doing it.

Wishing you all the best for the coming week,

Mr Ward / Deacon Mc Kearney