We work closely with our Parish community to strengthen our faith and community links.
Each half term we join the parish for a school Mass, led by one of our classes. Also, every Friday morning one of our classes leads Mass with the Parish in the Dryburn Room – the parishioners are always pleased to see the children and look forward to Friday morning Mass.
We work closely with the catechists for Sacramental preparation so our pupils are fully prepared to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
This year our diocese are asking everyone to take part in Forward together in Hope.
Forward Together in Hope is a three-year journey of renewal across the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. It is about all of us working together to explore and discern God’s will for our diocese. Using information held centrally by the diocese and carrying out a thorough self-assessment, each worshipping community will look in detail at how best it can flourish into the future.
A key strength of the approach is that it will take place in the same way across the whole of the diocese. The entire process will be firmly rooted in prayer and a real openness to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Resources will be provided to help worshipping communities to reflect prayerfully on the future challenges and opportunities. For more information please click here.
In November we celebrated ‘Youth Friday’. We wanted to bring together our Parish with the young people of our school community, so we invited the parishioners to Mass in the school hall, which was led by Year 2. After Mass we served tea and toast to our guests, and each class ‘shared the message of the Gospel’ with everyone. This ranged from singing hymns, using signing to music, to sharing ‘Beatitudes bracelets’. Year 4 even wrote and performed their own song. It was a very special time for our community!
On Sunday our school children joined the Parish for Mass in church, which was led by the children. We had a fantastic turnout of children, parents, staff and parishioners – church was packed! Fr Mark was very proud of everyone!