At St Patrick’s we had a lovely day yesterday celebrating World Youth Day. We joined the live stream liturgy with Tom Baptist and Tom Shannon thinking about our world and the people around us. The theme for the day was: ‘Stand up, I appoint you as witnesses of what you have seen’ (Acts 26:16).
We heard the scripture from Acts of the Apostle and reflected on the issues of the world like climate change, environmental changes, the poor, the sick and the homeless. The question we had to ask ourselves was, how can we stand up to these issues?
Primary school session: ‘Stand Up’
Pope Francis said that the young people are the now of GOD. They have to stand up to their belief and make good choices for the future of our world, our church and our school.
During the school day classes focussed on the Synodal questions from the Pope.
‘What is my dream for the Church and my school?
‘Who are the people who feel left out and excluded in the church?
‘What does the Holy Spirit inspire us to do in our Church and school?’
Here are some evidences of our wonderful work done in classes.
Year 3 and the chaplaincy team joined via the live stream to discuss some of the questions.
We ended our day reflecting on how we can stand up for our values by being witnesses because God has given us this responsibility of looking after our beautiful world.