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Blessed Pauline Jaricot

Blessed Pauline Jaricot

Feast Day, 9 January: Pauline Jaricot was born during the French Revolution in 1799. Her life was to become a testament to the power of lay people in our Church. She believed that if we all dedicate ourselves to praying a little and giving a little, we can help share God’s love throughout the world….

Ascension and Pentecost

Ascension and Pentecost

The Ascension and Pentecost are movable feasts, occurring between May and June. These feasts commemorate Jesus’ ascension to heaven forty days after his resurrection, and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles ten days later. Through our Ascension and Pentecost resources children discover more about these important feasts and how they share in…

Lent

Lent

Lent is a movable feast, occurring between February and April. Lent lasts a period of forty days, echoing the period of time Jesus spent in the desert preparing for his public ministry. During Lent, Christians devote more time to prayer, charity, and sacrifice as they prepare for the greatest feast in the Church year, Easter…

Conversion of St Paul

Conversion of St Paul

Feast day 25 January: Our St Paul assembly and Celebration of the Word reveals how this important saint fulfilled his mission to share God’s love with the world. St Paul was one of the most influential leaders of the early Christian church. He played a crucial role in spreading the Gospel during the first century,…

Feast of St Nicholas

Feast of St Nicholas

Feast day, 6 December: Saint Nicholas was Bishop of Myra (in modern-day Turkey) during the 4th Century. Known for his generosity and pastoral care, especially towards the poor, St Nicholas’ legacy developed into a much loved and familiar Christmas character. These resources carefully re-tell the story of the real St Nicholas and encourage children to…

All Saints Day

All Saints Day

Feast day, 1 November: All Saints’ Day is a special feast day when we honour all the saints in heaven; including those holy people not officially canonised by the Church. This assembly focuses on five saints from around the world: St Josephine Bakhita, St Oscar Romero, St Peter Yu Tae-Chol, St Mary McKillop, St Thérèse…

Holy Souls

Holy Souls

Feast day, 2 November: The Catholic Church designates November as a special month, to pray for and remember those who have died. The month begins with the feast of All Saints (Nov 1), and the feast of the Holy Souls (Nov 2). Our classroom liturgy and activities invites children throughout November to pray for those…

Advent resources

Advent resources

The season of Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is a time of prayerful preparation. During Advent we recall the Israelites’ long wait for the Messiah’s birth and remember that Jesus was born into the world and will come again. Each year Mission Together produce engaging resources to help children keep Jesus at the…

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week & Easter

Holy Week is a movable feast, occurring between the last week in March and first fortnight in April. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and leads to the highest liturgical point in the Church calendar – the Passion and Resurrection of Our Lord. Our Holy Week activities and prayers allow children to journey through these…