Year of Oscar Romero
To commemorate the centenary year of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, the Diocese are asking us to think about his life and sayings. Each month there will be a prayer focus for the children to think and reflect on.
These will include:
January – Introduction to the life of Oscar Romero
February – Light
March – Poverty
April – Romero Cross
May – The Church
June – Pray and Share
July – Aspire not to have more
September – Peace
October – Justice
November – Remembrance
December – Joy
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December mark the end of the Year of Oscar Romero. Each month the children have had the opportunity to visit a prayer space in school which focused on a different aspect of Oscar Romero's life. The children have reflected on poverty, light, remembrance, aspirations...
This month the children had to reflect upon their year. The children thought about Mary's journey to Bethlehem and reflected upon the good times and bad, or even sad times they have had this year. The children have thought back over the whole year of Oscar Romero and...
In this month of November we remember those who have died. The children were asked to write the name of someone they wanted to remember on a ribbon and tie it to a net. These Remembrance Ribbons were a reminder to us all that we always have special memories of all the...
In October the children were asked to pray for justice in the world and think about those people who are treat unfairly. They were praying for a world where people have enough to eat, a safe place to live in peace. The children wrote their thoughts and prayers on a...
In June we were asked to pray for peace and justice. We asked the children to write their peace prayers and thoughts on a peace dove and place it on the cross.
In June we were asked to pray for children around the world. We based our Prayer Space on Mission Together and their 'Day of many Colours.' The children were invited to take a prayer card and share that prayer with someone.
During May we were asked to pray for The Church. We are coming into the feast of Pentecost, which celebrates the birth of the church. The Holy Spirit brings fire and energy to people and places. The children were asked how they would bring that fire and energy. On a...
This April for the Year of Oscar Romero, we were asked to prayer for the sick and the suffering. The children wrote the name of someone who they wanted to prayer for, rolled it up and placed it in a cross. We took inspiration from the Romero cross which are very...
In March we were asked to prayer for people who live in poverty. The children were asked to pray for people who are living in extreme poverty and remember those who are struggling to earn a living and don’t have enough money to meet their basic needs such as food,...
In February we were asked to prayer for light in the world. The children were asked to reflect on how Oscar Romero was a guiding light to others and how they could bring light to others. The children wrote how they could let their light shine on flames prayer cards.
In January we are asked to think and reflect upon the life of Blessed Oscar Romero. The children gathered for a liturgy all about Oscar Romero's life and learnt about how he stood up for what he believed in and questioned authority when he felt it was being unfair to...