ADVENT 2019

 

When we light the second Advent candle we will think about peace and the children will all make peaceful paperchains for our Misstion Together Christmas tree.  The children will learn about Bethlehem's Shepherds who had very hard lives.  They lived far up in the hillside so that they could care for their flock.  They rarely came down from the hills to visit towns.  When they did, the townspeople saw them as unwelcome strangers.  This made the shepherds feel upset and afraid, and when people feel upset and afraid it is difficult to feel at PEACE and be happy.

 

Dear Jesus, in Advent we remember the importance of peace.  When we feel afraid may we know you are close, giving us peace that we can share with others.

 

Advent 2019 begins the Year of the Word: The God Who Speaks.  The Year of the Word's vision is to celebrate, share and live out our faith through deeper scriptural engagement.

 

When we light the first candle on the Advent wreath we are encouraged to think about hope.  To help us think about hope, we used the example of two groups of people.  The first group are the wise men.  We heard how the wise men from the East set out and travelled towards the star to find baby Jesus.

 

We also thought about refugees who also make long and difficult journeys in search of something special - a life of peace.

 

This Advent, Holy Family pupils are supporting the work of Mission Together who support children in need of our help. 

 

 

Our Faith Journey

The Catholic life of Holy Family Catholic Primary School is rich in opportunities for children to encounter God and to deepen their relationship with Him as a loving, compassionate Father. On this page we hope to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make our Catholic school so special. Here you will find information to help families, the Parish and the school work together in supporting the development of our children’s faith.

 

Pope Francis appoints Canon Paul Swarbrick as  Bishop of Lancaster - please click here to read the press release from the Diocese.

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Canon Paul Swarbrick - Bishop-Elect.