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Catholic Schools Week

February 3, 2020

 

It was a busy week for the Religion Department who organised many events for our pupils during Catholic Schools Week.

 

Staff and pupils attended the diocesan Catholic Schools mass in Banbridge, with focus and celebration on the theme of Environmental Sustenance. Pupils were present with a tree which will be planted in school as a reminder of our collective responsibility towards our shared home.

 

Arch Bishop Martin celebrated Mass at St Therese Church Banbridge with all the Primary and Post Primary schools within the Diocese of Dromore.

 

The theme for CSW is “Living in harmony with God’s Creation” . The Mass began with a pupil representative from each school carrying a handprint to the altar. The hand print represented the work done through the year to reduce our handprint on the earth by recycling. The hand prints were then displayed on the tree of life. All schools were also gifted with mini-trees to be planted in school grounds.

 

Throughout Catholic Schools Week pupils have been visiting the oratory with the RE department for personal prayers and reflections. Year 9 pupils (pictured) took part in a prayer service for their families as a reminder of the important support network in which faith grows and is  nurtured: home, school & community. Visitors are always warmly encouraged to avail of our school's oratory during their stay.

 

As part of Catholic Schools Week, Year 9 pupils are learning about the religious features within a Catholic church building and designing their own stained glass windows in RE, based on their favourite bible stories.

 

Mr Fearon

Head of Religion

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