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Developing Discipleship during the Lenten Term

Statement of Belief: Special Sacrifice!

Our Year 5 Minnie Vinnies ask:

Why should we sacrifice things for others in our everyday life?

How do you think it will make others feel if you didn’t make this special sacrifice?

What does making a sacrifice mean to you?

If one of your friends wanted to play a game but you wanted to play a different game, make that special sacrifice in your heart to say okay let’s play your game today and maybe mine tomorrow.

That would be the right thing to say and you might get a reward for it, not physically but in your heart from Jesus because you took the time to thing WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)

 

Beginning on Ash Wednesday,

our school parish community have answered Bishop Patrick’s question ‘How can we be disciples of Jesus?’ His pastoral letter on discipleship can be found on http://tinyurl.com/yyues/4u 

 

This has been a most spiritual season in which we have focused upon prayer, almsgiving and giving up/doing extra.

 

In thinking of others, this Lent, our children’s choice of charities have been CAFOD and the NSPCC.

 

For CAFOD, A fabulous £305.23 was raised at our Lenten mini market, well done to all the children who organised their stalls and sold their goods.  Thank you to our younger children for saving up pennies to spend at the minimarket.

For NSPCC, £510.57 was raised from the NSPCC Buddy’s workout. This charity recently visited school to say a huge thank you to our school community.

 

Food Bank Appeal

A great big thank you for all the donations of food items and toiletries that have been donated  for our Lenten Appeal. They have all been now transferred to Bridge Street Methodist Church. The items will help in 2 ways. Firstly, items will be distributed to the weekly food bank.  Secondly some food items will  be used directly at the night shelter to give warm food to homeless and vulnerable people. Again many thanks for your generosity and thoughtfulness .

Mrs Frost and School Council

 

Our community has also shown their generosity by donating items for the local Food Bank and bringing in empty crisp packets for the Emily Harris Foundation Charity.

 

We would like to send our greatest appreciation for your support with our charities.

 

My thanks to all who have contributed to deepening our pupils’ understanding of Lent and especially to our Y5 minnieVinnie team of pupils, our wonderful priest, Father Paul, our inspirational Religious leader, Mrs Lund and Mr Grabowski, our musician.

 

The Easter Story

Our final week of this term culminated most spiritually in our whole school Mass as well as our children’s moving portrayal of the events of Holy week 

Diary dates for Lent Term:

 

Fri 1st Feb: Come and See Assembly 2.45pm

4th Feb- 15th March: Relating Topic

Tues 5th Feb: Safer Internet Day

Wed 6th Feb: Youth group (6-7.30pm) & PTA meeting – school hall

Fri 8th Feb: Celebration Assembly – 2.45pm – incl. Young Voices and Junior Showtime Sun

10th Feb – Session 1 - (11am Sunday Mass, followed by session)

Fri 15th Feb: INSET Day

18th-22nd Feb Half Term

Sun 3rd Mar – Session 2 - (11am Sunday Mass, followed by session)

Mon 4th –Fri 8th March: Waste Week

Sun 17th Mar – Session 3 - (11am Sunday Mass, followed by session)

18thMarch- 5th April: Giving Topic

Mon 18th March: Youth group & PTA meeting (6-7.30pm)- school hall

Fri 5th April: Easter Story 9am

Fri 5th April: Break up for Easter

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