During the month of May, on a Tuesday lunchtime in year 6 classroom, Charlotte, Francis and Sinead led a group of children in saying a Decade of the Rosary.
The Rosary begins with the Apostles' Creed, followed by one Our Father, three Hail Marys, a Glory Be, and, if desired, the Fatima Prayer. Next come five mysteries, each consisting of one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, a Glory Be, and, if desired, the Fatima Prayers. Conclude with the Hail Holy Queen.
Our Chaplaincy Retreat Day - Niland Conference Centre
"When we went to the retreat I enjoyed listening to the Story of the Blind Man, when we did the singing and sign language. It was also enjoyable when we were working together in all different schools." Sinead
"I liked how we could hear other chaplaincy teams' ideas and share our own. I also liked the end reflection when we remembered the saints and inspirational people such as St. Catherine of Sienna and Oscar Romero. I enjoyed the tour with Sister Karen as she told us her role models and what they had achieved." Charlotte
"At the retreat I enjoyed the time when we felt creation whilst being blindfolded. I also enjoyed learning the song and sign language that St. Mary's set up." Francis
On Wednesday, we had a guest speaker from CAFOD, Elizabeth Kavanagh, who spoke to us about FAIRTRADE.
We learnt about Pablo the super-banana and what money was given to the farmers for their work.
On Friday lunchtimes, our Chaplaincy team have been taking it in turns to lead a Lentern activities and reflections group with KS1 children in the lead up to Easter.
Week 1: The First Disciples
The Cardinal Hume Centre
The Chaplaincy Team and Key Stage Two organised a talent show to raise money for The Cardinal Hume Centre. Children paid to enter the competition, purchase voting cards and refreshments. Everyone had a very entertaining afternoon whilst raising money for this very worthwhile cause. An amazing total of £386 was raised! Stephen Currid, from The Cardinal Hume Centre, visited Sacred Heart on Thursday 8th February to collect our donation.