We are very grateful to all schools who have prayed and shared with us during the season of Lent. You are sharing God’s love with children living in poverty overseas. Thanks to your valued support, Mission Together is able to provide practical help and spiritual care.
One such school is Holy Spirit Primary, St Helens (pictured), in the Archdiocese of Liverpool where in addition to organising several fundraising drives, the school have regularly prayed the Mission Together Prayer – the words of which remind pupils of our need as members of one universal family, to ‘share love, share friendship, and live in the peace of God’s love’.
Missio’s Red Box Director, Mr Stephen Davies, received a warm welcome when he visited Holy Spirit Primary at the start of the summer term, to find out about their fundraising efforts and collect a cheque for their money raised.
Stephen said, ‘I was delighted to hear that during Lent each year group had focused on a different act of mercy, inspired by Pope Francis. They included raising money for Teardrops, a charity supporting homeless people in their local area, and visiting the sick and elderly in the area.’
The whole community is truly the Church, living out Christ’s Gospel and making a difference in their local area as well as internationally, through their witness and love.’
At the end of the assembly, Stephen was even taught the Mission Together prayer in British Sign Language, which the whole school have learnt, as a special way to prayerfully remember our sisters and brothers around the world.