Caritas in Action
Visiting our Neighbours
The School Council visits the Nuns in the convent as part of their Citizenship Week activities. The children wanted to visit the elderly and planned some activities for them. The School Council are always looking at ways to help others, show they are good citizens and to make others happy! They read stories, made origami games, and also took some of their home made cakes and sweet treats.
St Bonaventure's in the Community
Pupils from St Bonaventure's School, delivered food donations to the Food Bank in our Parish Centre today. On their way back, they popped in to sing carols and spread good cheer to our office staff. Thank you St Bon's for your wonderful charity work and for visiting us too. Merry Christmas.
Senior Citizens Parish Christmas Lunch
It was a pleasure to host the parish Christmas lunch for the senior citizens again this year. With staff volunteers, there was festive fun, lots of delicious food to share and entertainment. It was a lovely afternoon.
Family fun day
On Sunday 9th July, St Helen’s and the Parish community came together for a day of fun with activities, entertainment, food and drink.
Our school staff and parish members volunteered their time to prepare engaging and entertaining activities providing fun for all. We look forward to next year.
Working Together - Belonging Day
On Thursday 2nd February 2023, St Helen’s and St Joachim’s joined together in a Belonging Day.
In their own schools the children had been learning about their right to a name and the right to belong.
The children from each school prepared a tour of their school to show pride in where they belong. At each part of the tour, they had prepared activities. All children from both schools enjoyed being part of their new friend’s community. They enjoyed learning about a different school and learning with new friends.
St Helen’s once again enjoyed hosting the senior citizens Christmas lunch working with St Margaret’s parish.
The generous staff gave up their Saturday to have a fun filled day with the parishioners. It was a great day of food, drinks, raffles, bingo and entertainment.
Helping cleaning the Convent Chapel
Mini Vinnies helped clean the Convent Chapel, serving the community living out their Gospel Values. They developed their understanding of the roles needed within the parish.
Children continue to help clean the convent after their class masses. They learn about the jobs within the parish community to keep our place of worship clean and tidy for everyone.
Pre-school in our local community
We went for a walk to visit our neighbours at the convent. We baked some cakes and brought them over. We enjoyed spending our time with all lovely sisters, sang some songs and danced together. It was great fun. We love our neighbours.
We visited the Convent Chapel before Lent began and saw all the beautiful statues and images in God’s house. We looked around the chapel and asked lots of questions about all the things we saw. We lit a candle and said a prayer for those we love and all those in need. We ask the Lord to watch over us all in peace and love. Amen.