Focus for the Week
World Peace Day
17th September 2018
We come to you Lord, to be built into a spiritual house
Founded on the rock of St Peter’s faith
May we prepare or minds for action and carefully examine
The life and teachings of Christ, your Son
So that our community may proclaim the mighty acts of Jesus Christ
And love each other with all our hearts
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen
On a daily basis we are bombarded with images of war and suffering from around the world. As a school community we regularly offer our prayers for those less fortunate than ourselves, especially those caught up in the horrors of war.
In order to recognise and show support for World Peace Day, which takes place on Friday 21st September 2018, our school community will be organising a range of activities on Thursday 20th September 2018. This will include raffles, tombola and releasing balloons as a symbol of peace. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness of World Peace Day and to encourage our school community to reflect on the many challenges that people suffer as a result of war. Money raised during this day will go to our various school charities.
In addition to this, there will be a staff draw and the Home Economics department will be hosting a MacMillan Coffee Morning on the same day. We are hoping to raise significant funds for our school charities through all of these charitable endeavours.
We would especially like the focus of our fund raising to be supporting the work of Father Chido – our visiting priest from Nigeria who has had such a powerful impact on our school community – in his own school community back home. Father Chido has visited our school over recent years and has been very keen to share with our young people the difference their individually small contributions can make to the lives of young people in his community. The flourishing partnership that we have established with Father Chido is just another example of our proud commitment to a range of international charities.
Please encourage your child to take part in these memorable community events.