Fr. Kenny Hyde our Parish Priest from Our lady and Queen of Martyrs helped us to celebrate our welcome mass for both Yr 7 and Sixth form. The liturgy for our Yr 7 mass was based on St Matthew’s Gospel ‘ You are the light of the world. The first reading was taken from St Paul were we are asked to clothe ourselves in compassion and love. The theme of the mass was let your light shine and after lots of class participation from all our Year seven forms leading us in prayer, readings, and mime we concluded with a beautiful dance to ‘True colours’ reminding us to find the beauty in all we see.
Our welcome mass for our Sixth form also took place in our school. Our heme was ‘Treat everyone with kindness’ that was based on the reading from St Paul were we are reminding us not to model ourselves on the behaviours of the world but to be courageous and bring about positive change in behaviours. Our Gospel was from John ‘ I am the true vine.. Fr Kenny talked about remaining connected to God and to let our faith grow keeping Jesus close to us in our everyday lives. Our sixth form readers and singers made our mass a special occasion celebrating this new journey into further education.