Year 6 pupils celebrate special Mass in front of proud parents

A very special Mass was celebrated by some Year 6 pupils in their RE teaching room yesterday (6 June) in front of proud parents. 

The Masses came at the end of a study unit where the children had been developing their understanding of this important part of the Catholic faith, and they were celebrated by Father Martin Ashcroft, the College Chaplain and a member of the School’s Josephite community. The boys and girls took full control over the Masses, choosing the theme and readings for their Mass, as well as writing their own bidding prayers and even voting for their favourite hymns. 

In addition to this, they also demonstrated their learning by speaking at the beginning of each of the four sections of the Mass to inform the congregation about what it would include and how they could involve themselves.

All of the Masses at St George's Junior School this year have been very well attended by parents, and this was no exception. It gave the children a chance to thank their parents for all the support and love they have given during their time at the Junior School. The children each made their parents a special bookmark with a note of thanks in an emotional end to the Mass, suffice to say there were a few teary eyes in the room when they were handed over.

These Masses have become a highlight of the year for the children as they prepare to leave the Junior School. The intimate atmosphere of the classroom allows for a mix of calm and spirituality and both pupils and staff are especially grateful to Fr Martin for making these such joyful occasions of celebration and thanksgiving.

7 June 2017

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