This week we have celebrated two religious feasts.
Firstly, St David’s Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales and is one of our House Saints. 5G led a very informative assembly about the saint and this was followed by the House mass for the saint on the actual feast day.
Our House masses give the opportunity for members of our Houses to come together and celebrate the example of their Saint.
It was interesting this week that on separate occasions, that both Mr Nott Fr Sean and Mr Nott mentioned the same thing that we can learn from St David.
St David’s final words were:
‘Be joyful, and keep your faith and your creed. Do the little things that you have seen me do and heard about. I will walk the path that our fathers have trod before us.’
Mr Nott and Fr Sean reflected on St David’s ‘little things’ and how the smallest gesture can have an impact on people’s lives. Fr Sean also linked this with Lent, which began yesterday with our Ash Wednesday Service.
In Nursery, the children were talking to me about the ‘little things’ they would do for Lent.They had some lovely ideas such as ‘share’ and ‘have kind hands’. They were very eager to share their thoughts.
From the youngest to the oldest, our Lenten trees ( a display of promises)so beautifully represent ‘the little things’ they are doing for this special time.
Yesterday was also a day when we were asked by the Pope to pray for peace in the world and particularly Ukraine. We are continuing to pray in our RE lessons during this difficult time and ask you to pray together at home.
Gentle God, we pray for peace in our world and in particular for all those who are affected by the war in Ukraine. We ask for strength and guidance for all those who are experiencing such pain at this difficult time.
Lord in your mercy