Bishop Tom's Visit
Today (09/06/22) we were pleased to welcome Bishop Tom Neylon back to our school. This is his first visit since leaving as our parish priest. Since then he moved first to Widnes and, more recently, Liverpool when he became bishop.
Bishop Tom celebrated Mass with the whole school and the parish community. Father Martin joined us and both priests then visited all the classes in school.
It was a great visit, and the first whole school Mass we have celebrated since Covid restrictions began. Thanks to Bishop Tom, Father Martin and Deacon Paul for making the Mass and whole visit such a special occassion.
Rosary in May
May is traditionally a month devoted to Mary, mother of Jesus. Year 5 have been learning about the Rosary prayers and have used Rosary Beads to help focus prayers in a measured way.
We celebrated Christmas this year with a beautiful carol service, in church attended by families and friends. Children read and performed in costumes to help tell the Christmas story in a different way. We all sang a lovely selection of carols, some traditional, some much more modern.
Fr Martin gave us a special blessing and Mrs Brookes was able to present him a cheque for £150.00 to give to the SVP. Our MiniVinnies have raised this money by running a book stall at playtimes. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Special thanks to Fr Martin and the team of stewards who made it possible for us to come into church, safely even under Covid restrictions.
We are still not able to all go into church at the same time with parents and parishioners. This has not stopped us celebrating St Teresa's feast day and harvest. We were very lucky that Father Martin was able to join us and take part in readings and singing hymns in our school hall. Thanks to Y6 for reading at both services.
Our Easter Service this year had to be different because of Covid restictions. It was outside, we sat in bubbles and Father Martin had no microphone!
Year 6 read very well under the difficult circumstances, Mrs Brookes and Father Martin have much louder voices...
The service was a joyful one and was the first time in months that we had been able to meet as a large group. We were able to sing together and the hymn Risen was a perfect way to round off the celebration. We then held our raffle (tickets given in exchange for donations to the SVP food bank) and some rather nice chocolate eggs were won. Thanks to everyone who made such generous donations.