Laudato Si Pledge

During Catholic Education Week, St John’s took the pledge to become a Laudato Si School. The whole school participated in a virtual prayer service, promising to respond to Pope Francis call to love God, look after each other and protect our world.

As a Laudato Si school we want to make A CHANGE FOR GOOD. We will LEARN, PRAY AND ACT to make a difference in our world.

We promise that we will work together in our classrooms, the school building, school grounds, homes, local area, across the country and across the world to make change and look after our planet.

Over the coming weeks and months we will share our progress with you.

We Pray:

As a community of faith and learning we make this promise together

We the family of St John’s RC Primary

Promise to love God, look after each other

And protect the earth.

We will learn, pray and act

To protect all life,

To prepare for a better future,

Of justice,

Peace,

Love

And beauty.

Amen

St John’s Advent Foodbank Update

We have been busy over the past few days organising all the food donations we have received, so far we have packed 20 food parcels and these will be going to support families in our own school community.

Thank you for all the generous donations we have received, it is very much appreciated, we would like to ask for a final push so we can organise a small end of term parcel on the last Friday for our families. If you can spare a chocolate treat, pasta sauce, shower gel, long life milk, biscuits or any other food product please hand it in to your child’s class teacher by Wednesday 16th December.

It is lovely to see Faith in Action, a great example to our children of Christ at the centre of our community. Thank you.

Children’s Masses at St John’s

After an enthusiastic response to the first of these a few weeks ago, the next Children’s Masses will be this upcoming Saturday 5 December at 5pm at St John’s and on Sunday 6 December at 11.15am at St Mary Magdalene’s.

These will be for Children and Family Bubbles Only….. In order to book your place at either Mass (or, when they are full, to go on the
waiting list for the Children’s Masses in January), please call or text Arlene Lauder on 07950880833.

What ‘Faith’ means to Primary 3

As part of Catholic Education Week, P3 reflected on what Faith means to them. Here are a few of their reflections.

‘Faith means that when I die all the people I love I can see again’

‘Faith means God’

‘Faith is trust’

‘If one of your family ever dies you know they will always be with you’

‘Faith is what you believe in’

‘Faith is forgiveness’

‘Faith protects you’

‘Faith is knowing that God loves you’

Thank you Primary 3, you have given a lot of thought to your answers, as we journey through Advent let us put our Faith into Action!