This week is Catholic Schools Week. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to Care for Our Common Home. Each day we listened to a reflective quote from Laudato Si’ (LS) to put our learning into context with the message of Pope Francis in his encyclical.
On Wednesday 1st February, we celebrated Grandparents’ Day. We had a special mass at 10:00am in the church.Mrs Cunnane welcomed the many grandparents, parents and friends who joined us in the church and indeed any grandparents who were watching us via the webcam service.
Symbols presented at the start mass included a globe, photos of grandparents, St Brigid’s crosses (made in 1st and 2nd classes), poems and prayers for grandparents, (compiled and decorated in 2nd class) worksheets on Pope Francis (by 5th Class pupils) and two candles to represent Catholic Schools week and in memory of all grandparents who have died.
Children read prayers of the faithful and the school choir, under the direction of Ms Lee added much to the celebration.
In the communion reflection Ms McCallion reminded us of the special gift our grandparents are in our lives and a child from each class told us about something they have learned from their grandparent.
Rylan’s Grandad Seamie taught him how to feed the birds.
Ciara’s Grandad taught her how wild geese fly.
Oisín’s Grandad taught him how to sow and dig potatoes!
Maisie’s Nanie taught her how to count money.
Laoise’s great-grandad has taught her a lot about history.
Olivia’s Nana taught her how to make puddings.
Hugh’s Pappy taught him how to fish and use a lifejacket.
Both of Callum’s granddads have taught him how to golf.
Katy’s Granny has taught me how to dry dishes to perfection!
After mass many grandparents came back to the school for refreshments and had a chance to visit their granchildren’s classes. Thanks to The Parents Association for providing refreshments.
We all enjoyed the morning.
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