Altar Servers raise hundreds for Mary’s Meals

A collection of Altar servers from St John’s and St Mary Magdalene’s, handed over a cheque to Mary’s Meals on Monday in front of the assembled school community. Aoife, Martha, Zuzanna and Gabriela held a bake sale after Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s parish and sold cakes in school last week to raise a fantastic amount of money. Altogether the girls raised £240 which will be doubled by Mary’s Meals. Sheila, a representative from the charity gratefully accepted the cheque and shared some of the work Mary’s meals does in schools around the world. Thank you girls for the fantastic effort and to those people who supported by purchasing and making cakes for the bake sale.

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P3 Reconciliation Meeting review

On Monday 30th October evening St John’s School parents met in St Mary Magdalene’s church hall to begin preparations for the P3 sacramental programme. Father Jock was joined by the parish children’s liturgy team led by Arlene and the school was represented by Mrs Williamson and Mr Burgess.

Father Jock explained some of the background to the sacraments before Mrs Williamson spoke to the gathered parents about the work the children will undertake in class. Arlene spoke about the importance of attending mass weekly and highlighted the special children’s masses which will take place as we prepare to celebrate Reconciliation.

Father Jock finished the gatehring with a short guided meditation and parents were invited to volunteer children for readings and offertory at the special masses.

Thank you to all the families who were able to make the meeting, we look forward to working closely with you and your children over the next few months.