Pupils at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Hertford in the Archdiocese of Westminster became Mission Together children for the first time this year. Inspired by a talk at her local parish church about the work of missionaries, their teacher, Mrs Landers, encouraged the children to become mini missionaries by praying for children living in poverty overseas and by putting coins into their little red boxes.
Sheila Isaac from Missio, explained to the children that their actions are special because they are helping Pope Francis’ own children’s charity for overseas mission. Not only that, they are following in the footsteps of St Thérèse of Lisieux, who was a member of Mission Together (then known as Holy Childhood) when she was a little girl. This news was especially exciting for the children in Year 2, whose classroom is named after St Thérèse, patroness of the missions. Well done St Joseph’s, you have become ‘children helping children’.
Read more about St Thérèse links with Mission Together here.