Observant readers will note that this post is a week later than usual! We were keen, however, to include details of the first ‘Celebration of Our Lady’, as described in my previous post. This was held yesterday in the Rosary Garden and was a most moving and uplifting event.
We were delighted to welcome pupils from our cluster primary schools who joined us in readings, prayer and hymns carefully selected by our Liturgy Ambassadors. This beautiful celebration culminated in pupils from each school laying flowers around the statue in the heart of the garden and with the crowning of Our Lady with a floral crown. We look forward to future Marian celebrations of this kind and thank those that joined us for this first special event.
At present, we are planning an exciting exhibition that will draw together our Catholic schools and parishes from across Swansea. We look forward to confirming a date which will then be shared with all within the school community. This exhibition will be entitled ‘Catholic Swansea: The Faith That Binds Us’ and it will include an exhibition of artwork from pupils of all of Swansea’s Catholic schools on the theme of faith. Pupils will use their God-given gifts and talents to explore this theme and what it means to them in a range of media. We look forward to seeing what thought-provoking pieces they will produce, and I am delighted to see some of the outstanding work that is already in progress.
In addition, on the same date, the school will host an exhibition celebrating the history of each parish and the Catholic groups of Swansea. Should any readers of this post have material – photographs, documents, artefacts, etc. – that they would like to offer for their parish’s exhibition, or should they like to write a personal reminiscence about a key parish event or about being a parishioner there, please speak with your parish priest in the first instance. We would be delighted to offer an exhibition stall for any interested parish groups also.
In the meantime, we wish all pupils and their families a happy, restful (and, for those who are revising, productive!) half-term break and we look forward to welcoming you all back for the final half term of the academic year.