Thank you to Father Keith for celebrating our first mass together as a community this half term. Well done to our Chaplaincy team who planned and supported in the readings and offerings.
Today, the Chaplaincy Team lead a decade of the rosary in the hall for year 5 and 6 children to celebrate the Month of Mary.
Some our children needed reminding of the ‘Glory Be’ prayer and our Chaplaincy Team taught everyone with actions.
Our Chaplainy Team attended this years Missio mass and participated by signing a prayer for the congregation with Father Keith.
Introducing this year’s OLSJ Chaplaincy Team, consisting of 8 great ambassadors for our school community.
Luke, Annie, Deren, David, Nathan, Millenia, Wiktoria and Cameron are excited to lead our school on a mission this year to follow in Jesus’ footsteps.
Today, Father Keith celebrated a beautiful mass for Ash Wednesday. Thank you to Mr Scott for organising the music and to the year 6 team for planning the mass. A special thank you to the Chaplaincy Team for giving ashes out to all the children at the end of church.
This year in OLSJ, we are joining the ‘Give It Up’ challenge to fundraise money for CAFOD.
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Daineta, Eliana, Alfie and Rohan.
Today, the Chaplaincy Team lead the Epiphany mass for the entire school. First of all, they planned the mass under the direction of Miss Lynch and independently wrote their own Prayers of the Faithful. Everyone in the school sang really beautifully under the direction of Mr Scott making our mass very special.
For World Day of the Poor, the chaplaincy team and school council went to St Matthias to help with the homeless shelter. Every Tuesday, homeless people come in to eat. They can also sleep in the beds that are provided for them.
It was really exciting for us to help with the cooking; we made vegetarian pasta bake and spaghetti bolognaise: it was important that we made a vegetarian dish because some people in their religion don’t eat meat. We helped to make the beds and put out warm socks and toiletries in order for the homeless people to feel as welcome and comfortable as possible.
We also asked questions like what would happen if there wasn’t enough of beds? It was very upsetting to know that those who did not have a bed were forced to sleep outside in the streets. Whilst serving the food that me made we spoke to an Ethiopian man about his situation. Even though he has nowhere to live he has a very positive attitude to life and prays that one day his situation will improve.
We were delighted to help people be safe by having a nice warm bed and food in their tummy. We are excited to feedback to all the children in the school and tell them how they can help those in need.