Year of Mercy
The Jubilee of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis, invited us to contemplate the mercy of God revealed to us in the face of Jesus, his Son. The Year ran from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016 and offered us the opportunity to reflect on how we might better radiate and reflect the tender love of God in our world and to seek to draw others into experiencing that love and mercy.
At St Theresa’s we learnt about the Year of Mercy and reflected on what it meant to us. Throughout the year we took part in lots of lessons, assemblies and activities to celebrate that extraordinary year.
Prayer for the Year of Mercy
At St Theresa’s we learnt the Year of Mercy prayer. We said the prayer together at different times during the school day. You may like to share this prayer with your child at home. Please feel free to ask if you would like a copy of the prayer sent home.
Click here for the First Monday newsletter to parents from TenTen Theatre Company.
Apostles of Mercy
St. Theresa’s ‘Apostles of Mercy Group’ have a love of liturgy and Scripture. They are willing to be generous with their time in helping to prepare the various liturgical celebrations in the school and in supporting staff with religious preparations and ideas for whole school developments.
The responsibilities of the Apostles of Mercy are:
- Helping our priests and our community with all aspects of Liturgy
- Leading the school in reflection and prayer
- Coordinating the Liturgical Calendar Year
- To encourage their peers to carry out the Corporal and Spiritual Acts of Mercy both in the classroom and on the playground.
- Planning special Liturgical celebrations
Click here to see how St Theresa’s recognised and celebrated the Year of Mercy
Door of Mercy
Our Apostles of Mercy carried out their first official duty with Fr Tony Convery from St Edward the Confessor Parish, who kindly blessed our Holy Door of Mercy. Cardinal Vincent Nicols asked all Primary Schools to create a Holy Door so when we as pilgrims in our Year of Mercy pass through the Holy door we leave behind all the barriers which prevent us from being closer to God. Please come and have a look!