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The Church's year with the Children

Harvest Festival October 2005

the altar from the left The children brought gifts which they placed on the communion rails and the altar steps and baskets of fruit were placed in front of the altar. the altar from the right
the altar
bidding prayers

Looking back through 2005 - and earlier

"All out of darkness we have light..."

The theme remained light throughout January, especially for the children in Year 2 who were preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and later for their First Communions. They began by lighting their candles - some were their baptismal candles - and they were presented with their study books the following week by Fr Pat and Peter at the 10.30 Mass.



Church Parade





Mother's Day
Bidding Prayers

The man born blind

Mime by Year 2

"The man called Jesus ...made a paste, daubed my eyes with it and said to me,
'Go and wash in the pool of Siloam,' so I went, and when I washed I could see."....

When he told the people about it they hurled abuse at him.
Jesus heard the people had driven him away, and when he found him he said to him,
"Do you believe in the Son of Man?" "Sir," the man replied, "tell me who he is that I may believe in him."
Jesus said, "You are looking at him, he is speaking to you." The man said, "Lord I believe," and worshipped him.


10 October

The children gathered at the door of the church, some in their Communion dresses. They carried flowers to place around Our Lady's statue, to celebrate the month of the Rosary and the 50th Anniversary of the building of this church.

Bidding Prayers
Our Patron Saints - Our Lady and St Edward the Confessor

Mary presents her Child to the world


The Call of the Apostles

St Mark's Gospel (7)
Jesus summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs...
The apostles set out on their journeys no haversack no bread no extra tunic
And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff- no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals, but, he added, "Do not take a spare tunic..."
...so they set off to preach repentance and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.