A big hello to the lovely EM children,
I hope you and your families are all safe and well. I miss you all very much! You are all in my thoughts and prayers during these challenging times. Thank you very much for all the work you have sent in for us to upload on the RE page. I really enjoy looking at it! Look forward to getting more fantastic work
We pray for our children in Year 5 and 6 at English Martyrs school, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation earlier this year. We pray that the Holy Spirit is very close to them in this Holy Season of Pentecost, giving them His strength and His love. We pray that they are using the Gifts and the Fruits, that they received at that time, to strengthen them and their families during this time.
We know that God's Spirit is working through all of us, to enable us, to show His love to everyone we meet... with a smile, with a "hello" with a kind word, with a "thank you", with a clap, to know we are all cherished and love by God at this time.
Bake a cake! Pentecost is the Birthday of Church.
Light a candle or with parents help build a fire in a metal bucket! and tell stories and share your faith in Jesus. Remember flames of fire is the symbol of the Holy Spirit. - discuss together why God gave this symbol to show his presence!
Take a windy walk! again Wind is a another symbol of the Holy Spirit - discuss together why!
Build a Den! You can make this with a blanket or a sheet, go inside and think about how the apostles must have felt when the Holy Spirit came to them in the upper room!
Novena to the Holy Spirit
Traditionally, this prayer begins on Thursday nine days, hence “novena” before the Feast of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.' This period of nine days commemorates the time Mary and the disciples of Jesus spent in prayer after the Ascension and before the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Please join in the Prayer to the Holy Spirit each day as we ask for the healing and renewal of our world at this time.
The Wednesday Word
Is a very important resource for you and your child to share, it explains each Sunday's Gospel reading and gives little activities to support the understanding of God's Word.
May is the Month Dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God.
Our Catholic Virtues for Summer 1
Eloquent and Truthful
What does this mean to us at English Martyrs' School at this time?
Find out what these words mean?
Design a poster to reflect their meaning?
Spend quiet time writing a prayer about these virtues!
How can you show these virtues in your everyday living?
Speak to the people you live with about their meaning!
Write a reflection about how you have used these virtues (and all the others) in your daily living!
This is an excellent website to support praying for our world at this time. There is also details of how to stream daily mass.
YEAR OF THE WORD
CAFOD Soup Kitchen
Thank you to all the staff and children who prepared and cooked the soup to help raise money for CAFOD.