May is Mary’s month and we were delighted to hold our Mary Procession this afternoon after missing it last year. The weather rather let us down, but it was nevertheless a super celebration of our namesake and a chance for the whole school to get together. We processed in classes around the school field before presenting our gifts to Mary. Key stage 2 classes then held a celebration liturgy.
Thank you to Father Tim for officiating and to all parents and carers who supplied plants to beautify the school.
Details of special services during Holy Week are here.
The Church of the Holy Spirit & St Edward, Victoria Avenue, Swanage.
Food Blessing Święconka – Holy Saturday, 3rd 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.
Year 6 chaplains and happy helpers packing the next figures for our family nativity sets and also a Christian Aid candle shield and reflection ideas for the Christmas period. These will be coming home on the last day of term. Happy Christmas to everyone!
We will be celebrating Las Posadas again as part of our Advent preparations. The ‘Holy Family’ were brought to our class liturgies and blessed, ready to start their journey visiting your homes. This year everyone will be having their own Mary and Joseph at the beginning of Advent. We will send home baby Jesus, shepherds and some livestock at the end of the term, and the kings and their camels after the holidays – ready for Epiphany – so you can create the whole nativity.
Do email us photos of The Holy Family in your homes so that we can share them on the website.
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.
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.