RE News - May
First Holy Communion
Everyone at Our Lady of the Rosary would like to pass on their congratulations to the children who have made their First Holy Communion over the last few weeks. Receiving Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist is one of the most special times in our lives as Catholics. We hope that the opportunity to receive Communion regularly during Mass every week will strengthen the children's love of God and bring them closer to Him.
Sal's Shoes Update
We were delighted to receive a certificate in the post this week from Sal's Shoes - the charity we supported at the end of the summer term last year. The shoes that were so generously donated as part of the 'Toe to Toe' initiative on the last day of term have finally made their way to their new homes!
The summer shoes have been redistributed to children living in the Ivory Coast and the winter shoes have found their new feet in Syria! A big thank you to everyone who donated.
We shall be running the appeal once again at the end of this year - so look out for more information in the weeks to come!
Marian Re-dedication Service and Crowning of Our Lady
Many thanks to everyone who sent in flowers for our re-dedication service. The children read, acted and sang beautifully as we re-dedicated the school to Our Lady. It was a prayerful and joyful service - well done to everyone who took part!
RE News – April
Faith Council News
Members of the Faith Council have been busy this week tidying up the school Prayer Garden and getting it ready for our re-dedication service and crowning of Our Lady this Friday.
They deadheaded the spring flowers, weeded the flower beds and cleaned the picnic tables and benches so that the garden is ready for everyone to use in the summer months ahead.
Bad weather didn't dampen the spirits of the children (and staff members!) who took part in our annual Lenten Sponsor event on the last day of term. The sponsored bounce in aid of our chosen charities took place in the hall and everyone had great fun trying to complete as many bounces as they could in one minute.
Many thanks to Mrs Middleton and Mrs Baker who supervised the event and to those who have already sent in their sponsor money. The closing date for sponsor money to be handed in is this Friday 4th May.
Easter Egg Raffle
The Easter Egg Raffle organised at the end of the spring term by the Faith Council raised a grand total of £175.77.
The children have decided that the money raised will be spent on plants for the prayer Garden and religious statues for the classes.
Well done children!
RE News – March
Many thanks to all those who have already returned their sponsor Bounce forms in preparation for our Lenten Sponsor event on Wednesday.
We shall be raising money for CAFOD, The Catholic Children’s Society and Demelza Hospice and also hope to sponsor ten pupils at St Mary’s Balamorie School in Sierra Leone for the coming year.
We hope that the weather will be nice and that we are able to beat the amount of money raised last year which was over £6000!!!
Other fundraising events include pupils from Year 6 making and selling laminated bookmarks and an Easter Egg Raffle organised by members of the Faith Council.
Our annual Easter Service for pupils and parents was prayerfully led by the children in Years 3 and 4.
Pupils in Year 4 retold the Easter story through a series of readings, prayers, hymns and liturgical dances ably supported by Year 3 pupils who sang beautifully.
It was a wonderful start to Holy Week and our preparations for the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Well done children!
CRIBS Easter Performance.
The CRIBs team came in on Friday to share a new version of the Easter Story. The children were enthralled as they retold the events leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection through a series of news reports. As usual, both pupils and staff members thoroughly enjoyed the performance and everyone left the hall ready to share the Good News that Jesus is still alive today with others.
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Easter.
We are now currently half way through Lent and the children are trying hard to keep their Lenten promises as we make our way towards Holy Week and the death and resurrection of Our Lord.
It is a busy time in School with classroom displays and assemblies reflecting the season.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
During Lent, Father Oliver will be coming in to administer The Sacrament of Reconciliation to the children in Year’s 4, 5 and 6.
Lenten Sponsor Event
Faith Council members have been busy organising this year’s Lenten money for Cafod, Demelza House, The Catholic Children’s Society and Balamorie School in Sierra Leone.
Following the popularity and success of last year’s event, they have decided to hold another Sponsored Bounce on the last day of term, Wednesday 28th March. A letter will be sent home shortly with all the details!