Religious Education and Social Justice

First Communion Postponed

 

Our Year 3 and Year 4 children were due to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist (First Communion) this Sunday 6th June. Unfortunately, due to the extension of the current COVID-19 restrictions, the celebrations need to be postponed.

 

At this stage, we are not able to reschedule the celebrations but we will keep families informed. We ask you to please keep the children in your prayers. 

Praying at Home

Each day begins for the children with a prayer as part of the Learning Community Welcome led by the class teachers.

 

You are encouraged to set up a prayer space in your home which might include:

a crucifix, candle (only to be lit with adult supervision!), some flowers and maybe a holy picture, statue, rosary beads or other faith symbols you have. A crucifix can be simply made with small branches/twigs from a tree.

 

The power of prayer is truly amazing and as we spend this time in self isolation we can take the time to pray for those who are suffering in many ways, thank God for the many people who are caring for those who are unwell and pray for the many people who are working on ways to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

Prayers of the Faithful

 

That Catholics around the world will experience the strength of their faith community when worshipping at Mass is not possible. 

 

Lord hear us.

Reponse: Lord hear our prayer

 

That people who are alone will find comfort in your love. We pray especially for those experiencing isolation during the coronavirus restrictions. 

 

Lord hear us.

Reponse: Lord hear our prayer

 

That those living with the fear of disease will find a sense of calm and shelter in Christ. We especially pray for people who are sick from the coronavirus.  

 

Lord hear us.

Reponse: Lord hear our prayer

 

That all leaders of nations will work together and find mutual solutions to benefit all people. We pray especially for cooperative work on solutions for the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Lord hear us.

Reponse: Lord hear our prayer

 

 

Stay safe and well during this lockdown time. God bless you all.

 

 

Jane Wilkinson

Religious Education Leader