Holy Week and Easter Mass Times at St Edward’s

Palm Sunday – 10th April – processions before Mass starting from outside the church.  Mass at 9am.

Holy Thursday – 14th April – 7pm 

Good Friday – 15th April – 1pm 

Holy Saturday – 16th April – 11.00 am Swieconka (Polish food Blessing – see below for more details) 

Easter Vigil – Wool – 8.30pm 

Easter Sunday – 17th April – 11am 

Food Blessing Święconka 

Holy Saturday, 16th April @ 11am 

Please bring baskets filled with Easter food and chocolates. 

We bring eggs (hardboiled and decorated) as a symbol of new life; bread as a symbol of the body of Christ; salt and pepper to add to our other Easter food and any other food you would like to be blessed.

We hope to see you there!

Prayers for Peace

The children in years 5 and 6 had lots of questions about the conflict in Ukraine and after some interesting and heartfelt discussion they have written some prayers for peace.  We made them into two prayer trees; one of which went to the ecumenical World Day of prayer service and then to our friends at the local Parish church for their Sunday services and the other to Father Tim to share with the Parish at St Edward’s.  They include some truly insightful messages that show their compassion, humility and sense of justice for the people of our world.  

Lent Giving

Many thanks for the generous donations to Swanage Foodbank (they were thrilled) and CAFOD’s Lent Appeal (£55).  Despite the miserable weather on Friday, we managed to walk 277km; this has been added to the CAFOD tally towards their efforts to walk 40,000km against hunger.  

Las Posadas 2021

We will be celebrating Las Posadas again as part of our Advent preparations. The ‘Holy Family’ were brought to our class liturgies by our chaplains and blessed, ready to start their journey visiting your homes. The children will take turns to take Mary, Joseph and the donkey home during Advent to give them a home for the night.

School in a Bag packathon

Following our extremely successful sponsored walk last term we had a visit from School in a Bag charity so we could pack the school bags we bought – 65 of them! The Year 6 chaplains helped set up the assembly line and children from years 2 & 3 packed a bag each. Each bag has exercise books, stationery, a lunch box, spork, water bottle, toothbrush and toothpaste, flannel. Each bag is individually numbered so we should be able to track them and see the children who have received them. Our bags are going to children in Haiti.