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Epiphany

Epiphany

The feast of the Epiphany is celebrated 12 days after Christmas on 6th January. It is an important Christian feast as it reveals Jesus as saviour for the world. The Wise Men represent peoples of all nations who did not know the God of Israel, but whom God invited to share in the joy of…

Feast of St Francis Xavier

Feast of St Francis Xavier

Feast day, 3 December: St Francis Xavier was a founder member of The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Courageous and intrepid, in the early days of exploration he took the message of Christ into new lands, notably Asia. For this reason he, with St Thérèse of Lisieux, is the Patron of Missionaries. St Francis Xavier…

Mission Month

Mission Month

In the Catholic Church, October has long been associated with mission. The month starts with the feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux and draws to a close with World Mission Sunday – a special day of prayer and global solidarity celebrated in all Catholic parishes around the world. Pope Francis has taken many steps to encourage…

Feast of St John Henry Newman

Feast of St John Henry Newman

Feast day, 9 October: John Henry Newman was an English cardinal and theologian in the 19th century. He was renowned as a gentle, wise and courageous priest who showed great pastoral care for those living in poverty. This assembly focuses on Saint John Henry Newman, who fulfilled his mission to love God and serve others…

Activities for home

Activities for home

These free, downloadable activity sheets include simple tasks, quizzes, prayers and adapted scriptures. Referencing curriculum topics, they’ll help children learn, reflect, and stand in solidarity with children around the world already living in hardship. We’ve designed the using little colour to cut down on printing costs. Key Stage Two Activity Pack   Early Years &…

Together in Myanmar

Internal conflict, inadequate infrastructure and exploitation of its natural resources have made Myanmar one of Asia’s poorest countries. State education is free but standards are poor, schools under-equipped and classroom facilities inferior. Since the nationalisation of mission schools in the early 1960s and the ban on Catholic education services, the Church has been running boarding…

St Peter and St Paul

St Peter and St Paul

On June 29 the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saints Peter & Paul. These two saints were contemporaries. Peter was a disciple of Jesus and chosen by Christ to lead the Church. Paul had been a zealous Jew who persecuted Christians, before experiencing a dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus and becoming…

Day of Many Colours

Day of Many Colours

The Day of Many Colours is based on the five colours of the Mission Rosary, and encourages children to unite in prayer with their sisters and brothers in Africa; the Americas; Europe; Oceania; and Asia. It’s aim is to develop in children a missionary spirit of attention towards others, through prayer, charity, and action.  Schools…

Feast of St Oscar Romero

Feast of St Oscar Romero

Feast day, 24 March: St Oscar Romero was an Archbishop from El Salvador who campaigned for the rights of poor people and spoke out against violence during El Salvador’s civil conflict. This assembly reveals how St Oscar fulfilled his mission to love God and serve others, and how by following his example, children can become…