“Children are a gift. They are a gift. Each one is unique and unrepeatable, and at the same time unmistakably linked to his or her roots. Indeed, to be a son or a daughter according to God’s plan means carrying in oneself the memory and hope of a love that has become tangible by kindling the life of another human being, original and new.”
The children at St Augustine’s contribute to the life of the school and wider community in many different ways. Staff, Children and governors all live out in thought, word and action and all pupils clearly understand what it means to serve the Lord in all they do.
The school choir sing at care homes and the local shopping centre at Christmas time. Our school community is involved in creating Christmas hampers to support CAUSE, a charity supporting less fortunate families in our local area. We have made hampers which are delivered to the needy in our wider community, including asylum seekers and The Upper Room homeless charity.
The Year of The Word
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as ‘The God Who Speaks’: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.
During this very special year we will have the opportunity to celebrate, live and share in the joy of scripture, and in particular the good news of Matthew’s gospel.
The Mini Vinnies and Chaplaincy team planted our prayer garden with our RE governor, Mrs Lyth.
Our prayer space-a lovely place to pray and reflect.
Statements To Live By
This week’s statement is – I try to love others as I love myself.