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In May and June our Y4 children made their First Holy Communion.Mass was celebrated by Father Darren, Father Pat and Deacon Sean. The children were reverent and prayerful and looked beautiful! They read beautifully and said a special prayer for their lovely classmate Elsa who they miss very much. Families and staff were all very proud of all our children.
Thursday May 27th 2022
Today we celebrated The Feast of the Ascension, both in school and in St. Theresa’s Church with a beautiful Mass, celebrated by Father Darren. Year One shared their creative Ascension Art work; their detailed paintings and amazing moving pictures were a joy to see, and Reception children sang the Ascension Echo hymn. It was a very happy Ascension Thursday in our school!
May 13th 2022
Today we attended the Good Shepherd Celebration Service at St. Anne’s Cathedral. We were very proud of the three children representing our school; Lola, Rochelle and Amelia were amazing ambassadors for St. Theresa’s. They met Bishop Marcus and presented him with our Lenten Fundraising for the Good Shepherd fund, and explained how we raised the money in various ways. It was a privilege to be there and Mr. Hutchinson and Mrs. Ruane were very proud of the children, and to be part of such a moving and reverent Service.
Friday 29th April
On Friday we celebrated Easter with a joyful and uplifting Mass. Thank you Father Darren for saying Mass for us; it was a wonderful celebration and the children sang beautifully and prayed reverentially.
April 8th 2022
We celebrated Holy Week before we broke up and all our children contributed to a thoughtful and reverent Liturgy. We represented Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday with drama, poetry, art, music and Prayer.
Our Mini Vinnies have made some super posters asking for help! (Reception children displaying them!) We are collecting Shoe boxes, as mentioned in the Newsletter, and also we are collecting toiletries at the request of our friend Mr. Kazlauskas, who worked at our school, his boys also came here. Mr. KazlauSkas now lives in Lithuania and he says that a lot of refugees are coming there from Ukraine, and toiletries are desperately needed. Thank you Mini Vinnies for coordinating the appeal and spreading the word, we are excited to receive both filled shoe boxes and toiletries.
March 18th 2022
The Mini Vinnies met today to discuss ways we can help the people in Ukraine at this sad and difficult time. One of our friends from school, Mrs. Egan, has a contact who will send special boxes to children in Ukraine. They are for children aged from 0-10, and for children 10- teenagers. The Mini Vinnies brainstormed ideas of what may be useful to put in the boxes and came up with lots of ideas! You can see the ideas they had in the pictures, and Mrs. Ryan is going to put details on the newsletter. The children are going to make posters today to ask for everyone's help and next week we hope to have many exciting boxes to send to Ukraine. We finished our meeting with the Cafod prayer for Ukraine.
March 3rd 2022
Year Two’s beautiful Prayers for Peace on their doves. More Images of Doves of Peace to come....
March 2nd 2022
Today is Ash Wednesday. We are thankful to Father Darren who came to our school and celebrated a beautiful liturgy. He distributed ashes to all the children and adults in our school. It was a thoughtful and reverent start to our Lenten journey. We also read a special prayer as Pope Francis has asked us to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday. The Mini-Vinnies appealed for our school and community to be as generous as ever so that we can support Cafod in helping the people of Ukraine. Blanka and Julia had written a beautiful prayer; they also shared Doves of Peace that our youngest Nursery children had made. We finished our Liturgy singing “Let there be Peace”.
February 17th 2022
This morning our Y5 Mini Vinnies delivered the amazing donations collected for Homeless Hampers. The food and clothes items and the essentials for the Snack Packs were very gratefully received by the Charity. The Charity deliver food and drinks to homeless people in Leeds and told us that our involvement will make a real difference. We loaded over 200 pot noodles, 30 pairs of socks, 20 warm jumpers, 100 bags of crisps, 80 cartons of juice and much more on to the mini bus! Thank you so much to our very generous and kind children and their families.
Year 6 Confirmation Group: 10 Feb 2022
January 31st 2022
Our Mini Vinnie’s are raising awareness of Homelessness in Leeds. Y5 Mini Vinnie’s addressed both assemblies today. They are supporting the charity Homeless Hampers and have asked for particular clothing and food items to be brought into school. We are asking for the contributions over the next 2 weeks and then we will take them to the distribution centre for Homeless Hampers.
Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany
6th January 2022
17th December 2021.