Our Year 5 Pupil Chaplains are:
Our Year 6 Pupil Chaplains are:
We are blessed to have such a great team to help promote the Catholic faith in our school.
Each week, our children share the Wednesday Word in class and we hope you are enjoying sharing it with your child/children.
Please let us know your thoughts on this - your feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.
Please see below what the Wednesday Words this term will be:
Please remember our children who are following the Sacramental Programme as they prepare to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion:
Pope Francis has written to everyone in a letter called 'Laudato Si'. He has asked that we all continue to take responsibility for looking after God's creation, our common home.
We wrote to the Pope telling him of all the things we are doing to help.
Below is the reply we received from the Vatican as well as a photograph of the Holy Father, Pope Francis.
Many thanks for all your donations to the Mission Together charity which we supported on our non-uniform days before the Christmas holidays. The motto of this charity is, "Children Helping Children." We hope that you enjoyed looking at the information we sent home about how this charity is helping children in Kenya. Your generosity is much appreciated. We have sent a cheque for £88.06 to Mission Together.
Epiphany Mass - 6.1.17
We continued our celebration of the birth of Jesus by going to Mass on Friday, 6th January 2017 to celebrate the Epiphany. In the picture, can you see the gold crown, the candle and the heart we placed near the crib? These represented our gifts and talents, our hopes and dreams, and our tears and sadnesses. In our post Communion reflection we remembered the hope, courage and joy that the star had brought to the wise men. We asked God to show us how we can all work together so that we may all come to share in the life promised to us by Jesus.
On 19th October 2016 our Pupil Chaplains set up some prayer stations in the hall and the children in KS2 visited each one. The Pupil Chaplains led a reflection and prayer at each prayer station to help our children to think about how a refugee might feel. Then all the children met in thew centre of the hall and wrote some messages of hope for refugees which were then shared with some refugees by Cafod. Here are some of the messages the children wrote:
"I hope you will build a new home in a new country and you are safe."
"I hope you get the person you are missing in your family. I hope you will get clean water, friends, shelter and food."
"We hope that you have found a safe place with food, love and shelter. We are praying for you."
"I wish that you get back to your country safely and I hope that you live a happy life. I wish you the best of luck."
"Peace. Remember, God is always with you and he never leaves you. You are always God's sheep and if one goes missing he will find you."
This is the reply Mrs Dixon received from the Cafod Supporter Care Assistant:
Dear Mrs Dixon,
Thank you very much for sending in the messages from the students at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School. They were so lovely to read through and we really do appreciate you all taking the time to reflect on the terrible struggles those affected by the refugee crisis have been going through. This is just to confirm that we have received your messages so that you can pass it on to your Pupil Chaplains. I would like to thank you all for your support.
Our Little Way Week started on 3rd October, 2016. The Pupil Chaplains gave us lots of ideas of how we can WITNESS THROUGH SERVICE. In Little way Week, we try to follow the example of St Therese of Lisieux who said, "Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love by which we do them."
We celebrated all the little acts of kindness everyone did for each other by adding hearts to our gold tree. Our tree was full of hearts and our school was full of smiles.
Our Little Way Week Prayer
SHARE HELP CARE PRAY
Help me to do these every day.
Help me to show love in all I do,
So I may grow more like you.