Many thanks to everyone who brought in food for the food bank in Swanage, or money to help CAFOD in their work around the world. We were overwhelmed by your generosity. We held a lovely outdoor Harvest sharing time, followed by worship in our classrooms.
We are preparing for our Harvest celebration this Friday. We will be supporting CAFOD and our local foodbank.
Someone in Year 4 received an important reply this week, after writing to Her Majesty The Queen. Poppy Scott had written expressing her concerns about the use of plastic in packaging. She received a courteous reply and suggested Poppy visit www.royal.uk and particularly the section entitled The Royal Household and the Environment.
Well done and thank you to the two Year 2 children who have been litter-picking on their way to school each morning.
Schools across the Diocese of Plymouth have been sharing their efforts to protect ‘our shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone’ Laudato Si. So inspiring!
Name that tune, anyone?
Please note that the Swanage Food Bank accepts self-referals. If you feel you need their help, you can call them on 07759 230313 .
The Food Bank has been so busy this week they’ve run out of all desserts – tinned fruit, custard, milk puddings, instant puddings. They’ve also no meat products left, including Frey Bentos pies, cold meats and tins of minced beef, stew, chilli con carne, chicken in sauce etc. Packets of rice, and tinned vegetables are also low in stock. The luxuries of sweets and chocolates have been used up, which aren’t strictly necessary but lift the clients’ hearts a bit at this difficult time.
Gifts can be left in the Food Bank containers in the following locations
- Spa (Arkwrights)
- at the Food Bank (the Food Bank which is open from 12-2 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Salvation Army Lower Hall in King’s Road East)
- in the porch just inside the All Saints building.
All contributions will be really appreciated.
Father Tim is uploading Mass to YouTube
Stations of the Cross
This activity is based on a version of the Via Crucis used by Pope John Paul II at the Colosseum in Rome; it can be used to engage children in the Passion story. Working through each station, allow time for the children to reflect on each state of the story and complete the activity. Say the prayer together before moving to the next station.
Family liturgy & prayer resources from TenTen
Here is St Edward’s Parish Newsletter for Passion Sunday.
Read Bishop Mark’s letter here.
Members of the Green Team invited volunteers from their class to a litter pick around the area outside the school grounds. Despite extremely muddy conditions, they collected a considerable amount of litter along with helpers from Litter-Free Purbeck.