Please find below a copy of the latest edition of Wednesday Word
“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.
Laudato SI’ Anniversary Year
On 24 May 2015 Pope Francis signed Laudato Si’, the
watershed encyclical letter that called world’s attention
to the increasingly precarious state of our common
home. Five years on the encyclical appears ever more
The fifth anniversary of the encyclical comes in the midst
of another watershed moment – a global pandemic –
and Laudato Si’s message is just as prophetic today as
it was in 2015.
The encyclical can indeed provide the
moral and spiritual compass for the journey to create a
more caring, inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
We have, in fact, a unique opportunity to transform the
present groaning and travail into the birth pangs of a
new way of living together, bonded together in love,
compassion and solidarity, and a more harmonious
relationship with the natural world, our common home.
Each class has produced a beautiful piece of artwork in response to the Laudato Si anniversary prayer.
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 think before I make choices that affect my health.
This weeks week we are going to remember that God wants us to choose how to be the best person we can be. We make choices every day…………sometimes good choices and sometimes bad choices.
As we think about this week’s reading, we will think about the choices we have made today.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord. (sign the head, lips and heart)
The Pharisees got together and they tried, as they often did, to trick Jesus. They asked him, “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the ten?” Jesus answered them, “You must love the Lord your God with al your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is very like it: You must love other people as much as you love yourself.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew tells us that Jesus says we must love God with all our heart, all our soul and all our mind”. Then he tells us we must love other people us much as we love ourselves. Sometimes we make the wrong choices and don’t love others or ourselves as God asks us to.
In school, we will ask God to help us make good choices and we will think of ways we can live out this week’s statement.