This harvest we have been collecting dry food for our local charity, Emmaus House. Emmaus house provide advice and support for those who need shelter and hope. As Catholics it is important for us to be like Jesus and help those who are less fortunate. It is wonderful to see our school come together as a community and be Good Samaritans. Here is a picture to show how thoughtful and caring you have all been to our wider community.
CAFOD- Brighten Up Day
Harvest Fast Day was a special day where our school did some incredible fundraising to help a community in El Salvador grow their way out of poverty. Millions of families around the world do not have enough food and children miss out on school. Our support has helping to change this. Our school raised and incredible £439.70. Here is a breakdown of the impact this money can have on a family:
Here are some pictures from our exciting day of fundraising!
Operation Christmas Child
This Autumn term we have been raising money for Operation Christmas Child. This is a wonderful charity that helps children across the world who have never received at Christmas present. It is amazing to see what impact just a small shoe box can have on a child's life. This small gift reaches a community at offers eternal love, hope and joy. It is by follow Christ that we can be a part of change across the world. As a school we collected 233 boxes and in turn have changed 233 lives. This is something we should be truly proud of. We thank you all for your kind donations and the time you put aside with your children to offer such kindness. Here are some pictures to show you just how successful we really were.
And Jesus said, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."
St Vincent's 'Big Fish Day' for CAFOD
“Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."
– Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2017
Lent Appeal 2017: Florence and the little fish
Florence is 41 and lives in northern Zambia. When her husband died in a mining accident, she struggled to make a living.
Thanks to donations like yours, CAFOD's partner in the area, the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, gave Florence tiny fish - the size of your thumb. They also taught her to build fish ponds and care for the growing fishes – providing a way for her to help herself and her family.
“I thought, ‘I’m determined to do this,’” says Florence. “When I came back from the training, I wanted to help my neighbours as they had helped me in the past. I thought if they were empowered, they would benefit too.”
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."
Matthew 5: 14-15
"Whatsover you do for the least of my brothers, you do it for me."
Matthew 25: 40 - 45
"And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”