2020

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…

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Feast day, 13 May: On this feast we remember how, during the First World War, Our Lady appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal and asked them to join with her in praying for peace. This wonderful event reminds us how change is wrought through faith and pray. Our Children of Fatima assembly encourages children…

Our Lady and the Rosary

Our Lady and the Rosary

In the Catholic Church, May and October are months traditionally dedicated to Our Lady and the Rosary. Mary, the mother of God, was a loving mother and a model for missionaries. The Rosary is a form of prayer that helps us to reflect on the life of Mary and Jesus. We’ve created a series of…

Together in Cambodia

Together in Cambodia

When Sr Eulie and her fellow Daughters of Charity Sisters arrived in Phnom Penh, they watched with horror as young children of migrant workers were left home alone for hours as their desperate parents went to work for poor wages in the city’s textile factories. With the help of Mission Together and other charities, the…

Together in Malawi (1)

Together in Malawi (1)

Harry and Alex live in a small village in Malawi called Lisanjala. As babies they both contracted malaria. At the time Lisanjala didn’t have a doctor or clinic, so their mothers were forced to make gruelling journeys to get medical help. When Sister Sonia arrived in Lisanjala in 2013, she knew things needed to change….

Together in Kenya

Together in Kenya

Ten-year-old Eunice lives a small village in Kenya, called Thika, which is part of a large coffee plantation. Most of the adults work on the plantation, as does Eunice’s family. The work is hard and wages low, only around £1 per day. Workers live in small tin huts on plantation land and must pay rent…

Together in Sri Lanka

Together in Sri Lanka

Ajay and his family were born on a tea estate in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Life there is basic. Families are crammed into homes which cannot cope with frequent heavy rains and the long monsoon season. Flooding is common. In addition, individual homes have no access to clean running water, instead neighbours share…

Together in Jordan

Together in Jordan

When Sandra and her family fled Iraq they arrived in Jordan with nothing. Traumatised after years of living with conflict and violence they had nowhere and nobody to turn to. The local Catholic community in Marka – a poor suburb in Jordan’s capital – made it their mission to help. They found the family somewhere safe…

Together in South Africa

Together in South Africa

Our Together in South Africa campaign focuses on Johannes, an eleven-year-old resident at St John’s Care Centre. Established in 1998 by a group of Franciscan Missionary Sisters, St John’s initially cared for adults infected by HIV-AIDS. Over time, focus shifted to the care of children orphaned by the virus and/or living with HIV themselves. The…

Parish Resources

Parish Resources

To support children as they grow in faith, we’ve been creating simple Activity Sheets to accompany the Sunday Gospel reading. Free to download, these include an adapted version of the Gospel reading, simple quizzes, a picture to colour, call to action and prayer. To support understanding of liturgical seasons and feasts, we also have Activity…