Catholic Life 2022-2023
Sisters Minor of St. Francis
On 20th and 21st October, the school hosted Sr. Miriam, Sr. Irene and Sr. Michela of the Sisters Minor of St. Francis. The sisters spoke about their vocation and missionary work throughout the world. The children had an opportunity to ask questions. On 21st October, the Sisters' worked with groups of children to make a Pocket Rosary. The children took these Rosary Beads home to join in prayer with their family.
On the afternoon of 21st October the Sisters led a decade of the Rosary with reflection on the Annunciation and Visitation. Thank you to Maya and Kimran for reading, to Tannia and Chiamaka for acting out these scenes and to Edward for leading the rosary. Thank you to the Sisters for their time and openness and to Miss Shirley for organising this opportunity.
Thank you to Tannia, Eesa, Mia, Essey, Mason, Amanvir, Noor, Pavneet, Muganzi, Kimran and Osagie of Year 5 for leading readings and prayers in our Harvest Mass on 13th October. Thank you also to Ava and Long for helping to manage the audio-visual unit and thank you to our altar servers; Chikwere, Chizi and Edward. The items that you generously donated are to be collected by Birmingham Care Group Food Bank for those in need in this area.
Autumn Corridor Displays
October; the month of the Rosary
As October is the month of the Rosary, there has been an opportunity to pray a decade of the Rosary at the start of October's Congratulations Assemblies. Thank you to Arinze, Maya, Inayah, Edward, Kimran, Thomas, Zane, Chiamaka, Sophia, Logan, Osamudiamen and Deborah, our Faith Ambassadors, for leading the Rosary.
Live Simply Award
The children have all been busy thinking if ideas for the Live Simply Cafod Award.
75th anniversary of St. Teresa’s Church
On Saturday 1st October, our parish celebrated the feastday of our patron saint; St. Teresa. The evening mass was followed by a gathering from the parish and school community, including present and past pupils, to mark the 75th anniversary of our parish church. several our children; present and past pupils, served at this mass, including Chikwere, Chizi, Muganzi and Edward and our other children who came with their families to this event. It was lovely to hear about the lives that some of our past pupils have built, with families and careers of their own.
Mass for Queen Elizabeth II
On 15th September, Year 1 to Year 6 celebrated mass for the repose of the soul of Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you to Fr. Peter for leading mass. Thank you to those staff members who played their part in leading the readings, bidding prayers and offertory procession. Thank you also to our new altar servers; Chikwere, Muganzi, Chizi and Edward, all of whom were wonderful and looked the part in the school’s new albs and chasubles which they wore to serve mass.
The altar servers were very excited to wear new vestments in Mass.
The Faith Ambassadors created a Creation Altar in the main entrance.
Compassionate and Loving
For the first half term of the Autumn Term the two Virtues that will be a focus for us and the other Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Birmingham are to be Compassionate and Loving. The challenge is to be:
Compassionate: We are compassionate when we feel sympathy and concern for other people who are in difficulty, whether they are near to us or far away.
Loving: We are loving when we show our sympathy and concern for other people by our actions and by our words.
A trip to Rome
One lucky child when on holiday to Rome. His parents shared these photographs. Click on the link below.
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