We’ve been delighted with the efforts of teachers and chaplains to mark this special Mission Month in schools across the country. Pupils responded enthusiastically to St Thérèse of Lisieux’s call to follow her little way – sharing the love of Jesus through small acts of kindness.
In the Catholic Church, October has long been associated with mission. The month starts with the feast of St Thérèse of Lisieux, patron of mission, 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.
All join in
Thank you so much to all the schools who got in touch and shared their activities for Little Way Week with us. Here are just a few of the lovely and inspiring things you got up to.
Using an activity created by Mission Together, pupils from Christ the King Catholic Primary, Thornaby, created a wonderful Bouquet of Kindness. Each decorated flower contained examples of how pupils could practice kindness each day.
Meanwhile, at St Edwards RC Primary, Oldham, members of the pupil chaplaincy team introduced St Thérèse to younger pupils and helped them think of little ways they could follow her example. What a great way to share her message with everyone!
Meanwhile, Holy Spirit Catholic Primary in St Helen’s sent us this lovely video of the children saying the Mission Together prayer:
…and Holy Souls Catholic Primary in Acock’s Green spent time learning about St Thérèse in a special assembly.
We’re here to help you learn and grow!
To support schools as they continue to journey through Mission Month, Mission Together has created several assemblies, activities, prayers, and a classroom calendar with daily tasks and ideas. We hope these will help pupils and staff share the love and message of Christ in their communities, country and world.
Mission Together’s aim is two-fold; to support the mission of Catholic education, and to support invaluable children’s projects in places of poverty and turmoil. We offer our curriculum-friendly resources free of charge; in return we do ask schools to stand with us through prayer, and when possible through fundraising and donations.
Thank you, teachers and staff!
We’re so grateful for the efforts of those incredibly busy teachers and staff in sharing our message with your schools. So much of what we do – especially getting our message to a wider audience – is only possible with your help and support.
You can also help us simply by sharing news of our resources in person and on social media. Recommendations by teachers, staff and also our friends in the diocesan education departments are so appreciated! If you like what you see, please do spread the word.
Thank you for sharing our mission – together.