GIFT Chaplaincy Team Visit to St Peter's RC High School - Friday 1st December, 2017
Today the Divine Mercy GIFT Chaplaincy Team visited St Peter's RC High School in Gorton in order to participate in a morning of prayer and reflection. We learnt about the season of Advent and participated in a special Mass and additional craft activities. It was wonderful to meet with other GIFT Chaplaincy Team members, share knowledge and learn new information.
Growing In Faith Together Chaplaincy Team
At the Divine Mercy our GIFT Chaplaincy Team work to spread the message of Christ and his teachings throughout our school community.
Our GIFT Chaplaincy Team members are a small group of year five pupils who have been ordained by Canon Tony McBride (on behalf of Bishop John Arnold) in order to give a joyful witness of Christ in our wonderful school community. The GIFT Chaplaincy Team provide support for our teachers and children, by helping to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.
GIFT Chaplaincy Team members assist with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school by supporting assemblies, class prayer times and prayer groups. We also have our own display board in school which we take responsibility for, by creating work to share prayers, reflections and information about the religious life of our church and school throughout the year.
The GIFT Chaplaincy Team is beginning to generate ideas of ways in which our school can support local, national and international charities, such as Caritas in the Diocese of Salford, and Cafod.
Our GIFT Chaplaincy Team is supported by Father Joseph (parish priest), Sister Claudia and Mr Campbell.
On Thursday 25th February, 2016 our GIFT Chaplaincy Team members went into the school prayer garden and worked incredibly hard to reform the existing area. The children organised the layout and fittings of the garden in preparation of class visits throughout the academic year.
On Friday 4th March, 2016 the GIFT Chaplaincy Team members visited St Peter's RC High School in Gorton in order to meet with other GIFT teams and share a day of worship and celebration. It was wonderful to share ideas with other teams and listen to the words of Father David who even taught us a new song! Why not try singing along at home :)