Year of Mary
The theme of World Youth Day 2017 was taken from Our Lady’s song of praise, the Magnificat, ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’. The Pope has chosen to focus on Mary for the next year. Francis has asked young people to journey with Mary, describing her as ‘a role model to be imitated’. The children will be given the opportunity to visit a prayer space reflecting each virtue every month. The children’s thoughts, prayers and reflections will be added to a display in the hall.
Each month we have chosen a different virtue shown by Mary as our prayer focus:
January ~ Loving
February ~ Charitable
March ~ Faith filled
April ~ Obedient
May ~ Showing humility
June ~ Generous
July ~ Grateful
September ~ Wise
October ~ Attentive
November ~ Compassionate
December ~ Hopeful
In June we were asked to prayer for those people being persecuted. The children reflected on those people being forced from their homes in search of a better life for their families. The children wrote their prayers, thoughts and reflections on hearts and placed them...
This month, during Lent, the children were asked to think about how Mary was feeling when she saw her son be crucified. We were asked to think about our Christian belief that Jesus died to that we could be forgiven for the things we have done wrong. The children...
During May, which is the Month of Mary, the children were asked to make a Mary Alter at home and in class. Each class changed their prayer focus table to a Mary Alter. Using images of Mary, statues, blue cloths, rosary beads, a candle and fresh flowers the children...
In April we were asked to reflect on the time when Mary was asked by God to have his son. The Gospel tells us that Mary was worried when the angel spoke to her. The angel tells her God wants her to have his son. Mary shows great courage and says YES to God. Sometimes...
This month we were asked to think about the virtue of being Charitable. As a school we have collected for the CAFOD charity by giving up things for Lent and bringing in the money to donate to CAFOD. We were also asked to prayer for the sick. The children were given...
This month of January the children were asked to payer for their families. Thinking about the virtue - Loving, they were invited to write a prayer for them of draw a picture of them on a house prayer card. They used a picture of the Holy Family to help them think...