Celebrating our Year of Mission
As part of Clifton Diocese’s call to Mission we have many events planned this term.
We are reaching out to our sisters and brothers in need across the world through various activities:
The school is currently very busy filling shoeboxes with gift for the Christmas Shoebox Campaign
The CAFOD groups in Year 10 and the 6th Form are hard at work planning events to raise money for CAFOD World Gifts – some of the events will include breakfasts in Sixth Form College Groups, and Christmas afternoon tea event.
Year 10 are planning to build on the success of last year’s Secret Santa Candy Cane!
On the last day of term the Christmas Jumpers will be dusted off and worn to support the Save the Children Fund.
On 22nd November we will be Wearing Red in support of Christians who are persecuted for their faith. Red Wednesday is promoted by the charity Aid to the Church In Need
Our Chaplain and students are planning to take the Good News of Christmas onto the streets of Gloucester and hand out Christmas cards to the shoppers.
Year 9 will be celebrating their Year Saint – St Agnes of Assisi on Thursday 16th November. St Agnes reminds us through her vocation to ‘Live simply so that others may simply live’
Year 10 will be celebrating their Year Saint – St Francis Xavier on 5th December. St Francis was a great Missionary saint. We will be celebrating our multicultural community and St Peter’s and exploring ways in which we can follow his example.
Year 7 and Year 12 students have participated in their annual retreats this month. Year 7 focused on 'You Are God's Work Of Art' and Year 12’s theme was ‘Get Connected’. It was very moving to hear students sharing their stories through objects that are special to them, find peace in our reflection meditations, enjoy making new friends, and growing closer to God through spontaneous prayer together. Each student was anointed with special oil to strengthen them on their journey through school. These days are so important for our school community to reflect on and continue to build our Catholic Ethos.
The Year 10 charity group who ran fund raising events for the charity ‘Help Madina’ in Sierra Leone. The group met the charity’s founder Dr Veronica Sawicki and presented her with a cheque for £737.05. The group have now joined the Young CAFOD Volunteers programme run by the Diocese of Clifton and CAFOD
As part of our harvest thanksgiving students made a collection for Gloucester Foodbank supporting it’s wonderful work the people of our city.