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Catholic Life 2020 2021

Our School Prayer 2020 2021

First Holy Communions 2020

 

This year  it was a great sadness when First Holy Communions were postponed due to Lockdown.

We  are delighted to say we now have a plan in place for First Holy Communion to be received by the children who should have received it in May. Fr Michael will celebrate special Masses just for First Holy Communion  children in November and December.

 

The following dates will be available

 

Saturday  7th November 11.00am

Saturday 21st November 2020 11.00am

Saturday 28th November 2020 11.00am

Saturday 5th December 2020 11.00am

Saturday 12th December 2020 11.00am

 

First Holy Communion Masses will take place at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Bulkington.

 

 6 Children will receive their First Holy Communion each Saturday. In order to comply with COVID 19 regulations only parents and siblings  of the child receiving First Holy Communion may attend.

Wider family members are welcome to join us on the live webcam and to pray from home. Please be respectful of this restriction as it is place to ensure the safety of all.

All adults are required to wear face coverings and follow the COVID 19 guidance on seating and use of hand gel.

 

Please contact Mrs Sedgley via class Dojo to sign up for a date. Dates will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please show understanding if your preferred date is already booked.

 

We aim to make these occasions as special and prayerful as possible.  Thank—you so much, for all the patience you have shown and your great understanding in this matter.

 

Well done Charlotte for organising a cake sale in response to an appeal form Zoe's place. We remember the staff , families and children who are receiving love and care from Zoe's place in our prayers.

October is the Month when we pray the Rosary We pray for our school, our parish, our diocese and the people of the world during the pandemic

With grace and humility we are collecting items for the local foodbank. We are living our MAC mission statement through our actions.

Working as a Community St Francis was delighted to receive a donation, the Children's Charites Committee have agreed unanimously that the money will be given to the MAC Just Giving Page in order to help our families at this difficult time. Watch out for more news about how this money will be used to help families in our MAC and the wider community!

Living our lives as Christian means we care for others. We look after each other, Jesus said 'when I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.' We feel humble at being able to help others.

Carlos Auctis Pray for us

St Francis Feast Day 2020 Thank - you for joining us at the St Francis Feast Day Coming Home Mass . Over 800 devices streamed Mass !!! Our Parish webcams are a real blessing at this time! Today we have begun to focus on how we can be more like St Francis. Carlos Auctis is a wonderful example of how we can truly be the people God wants us to be in this modern world. The children were delighted to hear the story of his short life. 'He was so young, but he was determined to tell everyone about the Eucharist, he used the internet in a powerful way.' 'Carlos looks asleep, he looks very peaceful, you can tell he is with Jesus.' @ I love and I mean really love that we will have a St Carlos soon and he will be the first saint ever to wear trainers, it makes me think I could be like him!'

Unique and Valuable was an amazing retreat day experience delivered online by our friends Dan and Emily form One Life Music.

Staff comments

“A treat! It was a really lovely sensation knowing as a whole school we were on retreat just as we would be normally at this time of year!”

“Lunchtime was very exciting, the children were so pleased to see Dan and Emily before lunch it really built up the feeling that we were having a special afternoon.”

“Unique and Valuable was the perfect theme to begin this year. Every person the school is unique, and their experience of lockdown was unique too. Taking time to unpick the theme and to pray together was just what we needed. “

There was a sense of unity through prayer across the school, a positivity and a feeling of happiness.  As I visited classes, children were calling to me

 “Come in and see Dan and Emily are here! – Look at my ‘thank – yous’ how lucky am I? “

“I have written down all the good things about me, now I see it written down I can see  I am quite a cool kid !”

 

“Focusing on how wonderful it is to be unique was the perfect theme for the children who are anxious at this time, it drew them into a positive reassuring place.”

At home time something really special happened, the power of prayer in action. Children ran to parents and carers and they were talking about the retreat. Children said the following;

“I said thank – you for you!”

“I said thank – you because you do everything for me.”

“I said thank – you because you sorted out my maths at home with me.”

The retreat created these moments between parents and children which are so needed at this time.  The children were seeing how wonderful and hardworking their parents were!  Parents and carers asked – what have you done to them today? When we explained we had our retreat day, parents asked if we could have a retreat every Tuesday!”

St John Henry Newman Pray for us

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