The Month of the Holy Rosary
October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary. St Dominic saw Mary in a vision, and she explained the rosary to him telling him it would help bring people to Jesus.
The Rosary is a collection of prayers that help us think about times in Jesus life. During each memory we say an Our Father, 10 Hail Marys and a Glory Be. This group of prayers is called a decade and there are five of them. Each one we think of a different memory (called a mystery) and these are in sets from different times in Jesus life.
When we pray the rosary we think of a set of five memories from the lives of Jesus and Mary. There are four sets of memories and we call them mysteries:
Joyful Mysteries—Jesus’ childhood;
Luminous Mysteries (Mysteries of Light)—Jesus’ adult life
Sorrowful Mysteries—The events of Good Friday
Glorious Mysteries—What happened after Jesus’ Resurrection
Why pray the Rosary?
It helps us get closer to Jesus and Mary. It helps us remember Jesus experiences the same feelings we do!
Jeans for genes!
When one of our Year 6 children suggested raising money for the charity 'Jeans for Genes' we jumped at the opportunity. Today, 21st September 2018, the whole school took part in supporting such a fantastic charity. Well done to all children that wore their jeans today. The money we have raised will improve the lives of individuals and families living with a genetic disorder.
Breakfast for the Canaan Trust
On Wednesday 19th September, 2018, all parents/carers were invited to come along to our Open door morning for breakfast, ready for the start of the new day. Tea, coffee and a selection of breakfast items were provided and all proceeds will be donated to the Canaan Trust. Thank you all for taking part!
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
On Friday 14th September 2018, we celebrated the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This Mass was led by some of our Year Five children, as they had previously learnt about the Feast Day and planned and prepared the Mass. They shared their knowledge and understanding with the rest of the school, explaining that the Holy Cross is a sign and symbol of God.
As we were celebrating that the Cross is a symbol of greatness and triumph; a sign of God, who shows his love, we were fortunate enough for Father Christopher to bless our new classroom crucifixes.