Our Year 4 children led us in a beautiful Lent Liturgy on Monday.
It began with them inviting each class to create a focal point, including some special items (see below!). We listened to “My Shepherd” as they completed this task.
Our Year 4 pupils – some in school and some at home – led us through the story of Jesus’ journey to Calvary – how he showed mercy to others, just as we should do.
We heard how Lent is a time for fasting, almsgiving and spending more time with God as we listened to the Word of the Lord:
A reading from the prophet, Joel
‘Now, now – it is the Lord who speaks – come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.’ Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn. Turn to the Lord your God again, for he is all tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in graciousness, and ready to relent.
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
We spent some time in reflection, listening to “The Servant King” as we thought about how we can live in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who live in poverty.
As a school, we have decided to support CAFOD this Lent. Each class has decided how it will raise some money to buy CAFOD World Gifts. World Gifts are virtual gifts such as a goat, a vegetable garden, a clean water supply, teaching someone to read etc. They make a huge difference to the people that receive them. Items representing their chosen World Gifts were special items on each focal point.
Each class read out their fundraising ideas and shared which gifts they would like to buy – these pledges are now hung on our prayer tree in the corridor.
After our closing prayer, we finished by performing actions to the song “Fill Me Up Lord”.
We will share the results of our fundraising efforts just before Easter.