Light a Light
November is a month in which we pray for the Holy Souls. Pupils and Staff visited St. Anne's Chapel at lunchtime to light a candle for those they have loved and lost.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.
The Annual Combined Schools' Mass
On the 12th October students and staff attended the annual Combined Schools' Mass at St Gregory's in Longton. In his homily, Bishop David McGough talked to all the young people about the challenges of living out our faith and the thoughtful student reflection on Blessed Oscar Romero brought home to us all the reality of this challenge.
Pictured are pupils, holding high the Dominican banner.
Prize Winning Poets
Pupils from Year 9, celebrated after their poem, ‘The Journey’, won an award of special merit in a national poetry completion.
The competition was launched by the Catholic Independent Schools Conference and was open to both primary and secondary school pupils. The theme specified was the Resurrection and as Year 9 pupils had just completed this topic in their RE lessons, it seemed appropriate to pen a poem.
The poem was a class effort, with each pupil contributing a line. It referenced the characters and events they had been studying, and it was completed in one lesson. The title alludes to a religious conversion from doubt and uncertainty to belief, and the poem concludes with the words of the risen Jesus to Doubting Thomas, words relevant to believers of all time.
The mourning Mary before the tomb.
Undecided disciples filled with gloom.
The story unfolds, could it be true?
Jesus has died for me and you.
Broken bread, doubt removed Peter, his allegiance proved.
The sun shone behind his majestic head ‘Rabboni Lord, you are risen from the dead.’
Eternal life, ourselves redeemed “Blessed are those who have not seen”.