What joyful, colourful celebrations you shared with us yesterday, for our Day of Many Colours! Your pictures and messages kept us smiling all day long!
We want to say a huge ‘thank you’ to each and every pupil, teacher and helper who got involved in our special day yesterday. We loved seeing your posts, and could feel a rainbow of joyful prayers making its way around the world! Here are a few of our favourite posts and tweets.
Scroll down to view special thank you messages from children overseas.
Celebrating children in every continent
Based on the five colours of the Mission Rosary, the Day of Many Colours (#DOMC) encourages children to unite in prayer with their sisters and brothers on every continent: Africa, the Americas, Europe, Oceania, and Asia.
In England and Wales, the Day of Many Colours takes place on 29 June every year to coincide with the feast of two great missionaries, St Peter and St Paul. But children in every country where the Church is present celebrate this special day on different dates throughout the year.
Children helping children
St Helen’s Primary School in Barry shared these lovely pictures of their day of fundraising and prayer. We are so grateful for all your effort! Here’s a great tweet of the children proving once again that the best accessory to outfits of any colour is a big joyful smile!
— Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig Santes Helen (@sthcpsbarry) June 29, 2021
St Joseph’s in Lancashire put so much work into finding out more about God’s global family – look at all those amazing ways to say ‘hello’!
Class 5 researched all the different continents & found out how they say hello in each one #dayofmanycolours #missiontogether @missio @wearenugent #stjosephswrightRE @StandishVoice @WN6_Mums @ShevCommunity @appley_b pic.twitter.com/JWZXB9tDmf
— St. Joseph's (@stjosephswright) June 29, 2021
Dressing the part
This dapper chap from Christ The King in Thornaby had a fantastic Mission Together tee for #DOMC. We loved the bright check suit he wore it with too!
— Christ the King Catholic Primary (@CTK_thornaby) June 29, 2021
Meanwhile St Joseph’s Primary in Middlesbrough also turned out in one of the five Mission Rosary colours, and formed this wonderful human Mission Rosary. Wonderful work, everyone!
Y3 made a human Mission Together rosary bead to celebrate our Day Of Many Colours 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜 pic.twitter.com/T8igwXjqPc
— St Josephs Middlesbr (@StJosephsRCMbro) June 29, 2021
St Bede’s in Northumberland also came dressed in all the colours of the rainbow to help represent the children of every continent. How joyful!
— St Bede's Catholic Primary School (@stbedeschoolbed) June 29, 2021
Many schools helped their pupils learn all about the symbolism behind the rainbow beads. Thank you St Francis Primary for saying a decade of the Rosary for #DOMC:
This week in Year 3 we are praying a decade of the Rosary for the ‘Day of Many Colours’ #CatholicLife #CollectiveWorship #Rosary #MissionTogether @BCPP__ @RCBirmingham @BhamDES @MissioUK @TenTen_UK pic.twitter.com/runS7ffXkw
— LittleStFrancis (@LittleStFrancis) June 29, 2021
And St Bede’s in Roth learned about Missio and the work we do at morning Mass:
Prayers were offered at Mass this morning @stbedes_roth for #SSPeterANDPaul to remember all the work of #mission @MissioUK @CathEdService Thank you @colettesharp18 for supporting the school with this. pic.twitter.com/kRWmg8I4kg
— Gavin Sharp ADE (@Gavin_Sharp_73) June 29, 2021
As always, we are beyond grateful that, in this busy term, in a very disrupted year, schools and teachers have taken the time not only to learn about and pray for children overseas, but also to help us raise vital funds for them! St Edward’s Primary in Middlesbrough shared:
We are so grateful for your support on our Day of Many Colours; because of your generosity, we are able to send over £340 to @MissioUK so that they can provide life-changing aid around the world in whatever form it’s needed. Thank you! #MissionTogether #DoMC pic.twitter.com/HTIbl7GfDe
— StEdwardsPrimary (@SaintEdwardsRC) June 29, 2021
All our thanks
We are so delighted that so many schools across England and Wales joined us for this special day. We are hugely grateful for all of your prayers and fundraising, and we love seeing your fantastic pictures and updates. And it’s not just us here in the UK office! Here are some messages of thanks from our young project partners around the world:
If you weren’t able to hold you #DOMC yesterday, don’t worry! This day is celebrated throughout the world and throughout the year, wherever there is Church presence. You can hold a Day of Many Colours whenever it suits you, and all our resources will still be available right here>>