Today’s liturgy was led by Miss Jordan on Zoom as we are learning from home this week so we could all be there. The scripture was about the Kingdom of God being like a mustard seed because it starts off so tiny but grows into the mightiest tree that everyone can shelter under. The music was from Rend Collective that no one is an outsider and we are all one single family. Year 3 interviewed Saint Mark and asked him what he was doing and why Jesus said the Kingdom was like a mustard seed. Mark said that Jesus’ work started off quite small but he became very famous and well known. Mark said he was writing about Jesus’s life so everyone would know about him and remember what he said.
The liturgy moved on to talk about welcoming everyone no matter their language, race or place of origin as we are a single family. Pope Francis said we should think of ourselves as a single family and so this week, Refugee Week, we will think of ways to welcome people, especially those who are new to this country, to our school and our neighbourhood..
In our school, we are going to set up a CAFOD club to raise awareness of issues of social justice and to help support the work of CAFOD. We are also going to write welcome signs in our own languages. This week, our mission is to welcome others, to smile, to be kind and gentle, to invite people we don’t usually play with to join in our games and to set up our CAFOD club. We are very lucky to have the support of Miss Jordan and Ann Neale, who works for CAFOD supporting schools. It is our mission to spread the Good News and grow a mighty tree big enough for everyone to shelter under its branches! Thank you Miss Jordan