Mrs Carson, our Collective Worship Co-ordinator, leads our chaplaincy work in school. She works with many other adults to support children, parents and staff in getting to know Jesus better.
Some of our high points so far have been:
In October, Miss Murray from CAFOD came into school to talk to us about the work of CAFOD and how we could ‘Brighten up our harvest’ on CAFOD Family Fast Day. Parents generously donated boxes of cereal which were given to the Mary Thomson Fund and the Thornaby Foodbank to help families in our local area. Parents joined us in our special Harvest celebration in school.
Mrs Gallagher, a parishioner at Christ the King, came into school to talk to us about Mary’s Meals and how we could become involved with the Backpack Project. We had a great response and our prayer room was filled with backpacks that you had so generously donated.
Every November we have our Remembrance Basket and remember those who have gone home to our Father and those loved ones who have died.
Advent and Christmas
During Advent, we collected food items and helped the Parish make Christmas food hampers for members of our community. Our Mini Vinnies group made Christmas cards to give to parishioners and our choir visited local care homes to sing to the residents.
This Lent we will again be making purple ribbons to make people aware of the Lenten season and to raise funds for CAFOD.
Throughout the year we hold a number of fund-raising activities to support a range of charities.