Year of Mercy

Year of Mercy

Pope Francis declared 2016 ‘A Year of Mercy’ for the Catholic Church, bringing compassion and warmth in a meaningful way.  We spoken to the children about how we can unpack this powerful message in our lives.
 
Year 4 wrote some forgiveness prayers and displayed them in the school hall.
 
The Year 5 ‘Friendship Builders’ designed a ‘Door of Mercy’ with Mrs Kemp and Mrs Lumley to help show how they follow in Jesus’ footsteps on the playground.
 
The whole school took on the Corporal Acts of Mercy.  Each year group focussed on a different area:
  1. To feed the hungry
  2. To give drink to the thirsty
  3. To clothe the naked
  4. Shelter the homeless 
  5. To visit the sick
  6. Contact the imprisoned
  7. To bury the dead
 
In September 2016 we had a school pilgrimage.  KS2 walked to St Mary's Cathedral for a liturgy to mark the end of the Year of Mercy.
 
We will continue to remember all we have learnt during this time.