Celebrating Excellence through our Faith and Learning
Chaplaincy Club is made up of approximately 12 Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, plus staff members, including our head teacher Mrs Marsh and our deputy head teacher, Mrs Burden. The club is also open to parishioners, parents and governors who would like support the work of the Chaplaincy team. The club meets approximately once a month on Fridays after school from 3:30pm – 4:30pm and also during lunch times when necessary.
The aim of the club is to support the school in developing its spirituality and Catholicity. This involves planning, organising and taking part in liturgies and reflections, leading assemblies, running a prayer group or reflection time during lunch times, running a Fair Trade stall and being a positive role model to others in the school. Chaplaincy Club members have had the opportunity to go on a number of visits including trips to Clifton Cathedral to meet the Bishop and the Seafarers mission in Avonmouth. The club has also welcomed a number of visitors, such as CAFOD and Trade Craft, to help the club members understand the work of these organisations and promote their work during fund-raising events. Members of the Chaplaincy Club are able to work towards a 'Leaders in Faith Certificate', which enables them to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold level depending on their contribution made to the school.
Mass at Holy Family Church
On Sunday 22nd January 2017 Chaplaincy Club, along with Holy Family School Chaplaincy Club, attended Sunday morning Mass at Holy Family Church. Both Chaplaincy Clubs led different parts of the Mass. St Mary’s team read the first reading, led the Responsorial Psalm and read some of the bidding prayers. Holy Family team read the 2nd reading and some of the bidding prayers. Both teams took part in the offertory.
We started the Mass by carrying the banners for each school up to the altar. After the gospel reading each Chaplaincy Club took turns to tell the congregation a little bit about their work both schools. After Mass we held a cake sale to raise money for Children’s Hospice – South West. We raised £62.30. We would like to thank Fr Eugene and all the parishioners of Holy Family Church for their support.
St Mary’s Chaplaincy Team.