The Year of St Joseph
In his latest Apostolic Letter, The Holy Father, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph”. He has produced this letter against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, he says, has helped us see more clearly the importance of “ordinary” people, who, though far from the limelight, exercise patience and offer hope every day. In this, they resemble St Joseph, “the man who goes unnoticed, a daily discreet and hidden presence,” who nonetheless played “an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”
In school, especially as St Joseph is our patron saint, we will be looking at St Joseph as a father, worker, an example of love and a man of mercy. Across the next few months we will be exploring how we can learn from the example of St Joseph and how this can influence our everyday actions.
Our First Holy Communion Programme takes place in the Parish, organised by Julia Melges, a Parish Catechist. Children can begin preparations from Year 2 if they are 7 years old by Christmas. Classes take place usually on a Monday evening straight after school in the Church and the celebration usually takes place in May/ June time.