Don’t you love it how I use this blog to mine all of your amazing ideas and then use them to my own (or my school’s) advantage?? One of the perks of being a ‘being frank’ blogger!
To recognise the Year of Faith at my school we want to do 3-4 things each term that celebrate some of the unique things about belonging to the Catholic faith. We’ve begun compiling a list of what these things could be, but I’m hoping some of you might be able to add to the list. The idea is to give the children the chance to experience some of the things they have never had the opportunity to experience before (eg: Benediction), but also to encourage them to experience more often those things which are on offer, but neglected (eg: the Sacrament of Reconciliation).
Here’s what we have on the list so far…
- Whole-school Rosary
- Senior Retreat at Tyburn Monastery
- A Latin Mass (any priests willing to offer the Extraordinary Rite for us, please contact me!)
- Exposition/Adoration (perhaps one class at a time)
- A visit from Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue (thank you Teresina for suggesting this last year and giving me the contact details – it’s all booked!)
- A visit to our Cathedral and a time to meet and talk with the Bishop
- A visit to the Cemetery for All Souls’ Day
- Reconciliation (our priest won’t celebrate Reconciliation with classes or as a school but we might be able to twist his arm if it’s for a special occassion)
- Prayer of the Church? (not sure how this would work as we’re only at school from 9am – 3pm but we could maybe do morning and evening prayers? Or do these have to be done at specific times?)
- A visit from the lovely Fr Chris Skinner and the wonderful Andrew Chinn to share their music with us
- A liturgy where the children all renew their Baptismal Vows
- Stations of the Cross
Anything else you can suggest?? I’d be very grateful for any other ideas and thoughts.