Images from mass and awards celebration on the feast of Saints Peter and Paul June 2017
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Images of students artwork from the 2016/17 school year
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Little Way Week
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Year of Faith opening
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Little Way Week
“In my little way there are only very ordinary things... Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word...’ St Therese
Last week St Peter’s celebrated ‘Little Way Week.’ During the week members of the school community were encouraged to pray and to serve one another and their local communities doing at least one activity, every day for a week. We tried hard to follow in the footsteps of St Thérèse of Lisieux, who reminds us that everyone can grow in holiness and witness to God’s love by doing little things for love of Him and others every day. As part of our week we launched the Year of Faith with a candle lit prayer event in the chapel. Students and staff came together for Morning Prayer during the week. Students and staff were encouraged to write prayers and place them in a Prayer Intentions Basket in the chapel. As a school community we are reaching out to others by supporting the Christmas shoe box appeal. The week was filled with many other little acts of kindness sown throughout the school: one student carried an elderly lady’s shopping to her car, another talked about being more enthusiastic, smiling and caring for others by going the extra mile at work. One student played a game with her auntie’s foster daughter and let her win! Money was given to charity, time was spent helping others: listening to reading, holding doors open, keeping rooms tidy, giving hugs, helping with washing up, cooking dinner for the family and many more little acts of kindness that help to sow a harvest of love in a hungry world.
Letting the Flame of Faith Shine!
St Peter’s RC High School Gloucester launched the Year of Faith in a blaze of light on Thursday!
Students and staff were invited to come to the chapel to light a candle of faith to remind us of our baptism - when we received the Light of Christ. We prayed that the Holy Spirit would ignite our faith anew so that we can follow more closely the ways of Jesus the ‘Light of the World’
We praised, sang and prayed that this year will be a special year of grace for our school, our parishes and our Diocesan family.
In response to Bishop Declan’s Pastoral letter which said:
‘The response to our vocation to be People of God is not given on an individualistic basis or in an isolated way but within the life of a community, within the life of the Church’ we made sure that nobody who came to light a candle said our Year of Faith Prayer alone but joined together with others who were present. This reminded us that the journey of faith is made with God and the community – we need each other! Already the Year of Faith is producing a harvest!
Making a difference with St Francis
Brother sun shone on the Feast of St Francis as staff and pupils came together to enjoy a lunchtime of song and pledges to care for God’s creation. Chaplaincy and the school’s Eco club combined to remember that we are stewards of creation. Students and staff made pledges to save energy and recycle more. Our loose change collection enabled the school to support CAFOD by purchasing a goat, chickens, drought resistant crops, a vegetable garden, water for a family and a school starter pack! A staff band played contemporary and Christian music to assist the celebration. Bishop Declan reminds us in his latest Pastoral Letter that ‘Faith is celebrated in the liturgy but the liturgy needs to be lived out in our daily experiences’. Celebrating the Feast of St Francis enables our spirituality to permeate the lives of our staff and students bringing God into our everyday living.