2016 - 2017
Reception and KS1 took a trip to St. Alphonsus church this week. We took time to explore our parish church, talk to Fr. Pat Day and met a few of the parishioners. Our church family always say what a lift our children bring to the place. Our youngsters are the future of the church, and they are a credit to themselves and our school.
Mass times at St. Alphonsus church are; Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10am, and you are always sure of a warm welcome.
Look out for our next whole school Mass, a chance to celebrate as one family here in school.
January 2017 - Another visit from Fr.Pat.
We were pleased to welcome Fr. Pat into school this week, he spent time with reception class and nursery sharing a little about how he helps us to celebrate as a church family. We heard lots of news from our parish and had the chance to look at many of the special clothes Fr. Pat wears as a priest.
Throughout the school we have been exploring and celebrating what it means to part of a community, our parish is very much a part of our school community, and school is very much part of a wider church family.
Fr. Pat was impressed with our questions and he even found himself in a game of football at lunch time! We look forward to seeing him in school again soon.
Barry and Margaret Mizen visit St.Pius X Friday 20th November.
We were thrilled and delighted at St. Pius X R.C. primary school to receive a visit form Barry and Margaret Mizen.
The Mizen family hail from London but were welcomed to the Diocese of Middlesbrough as part of the preparations for the Holy Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis. The Jubilee of Mercy continues until November 20.
Following the murder of their Son Jimmy, Barry and Margaret work tirelessly with children and young people, sharing their story of forgiveness and exploring what it means to be a good role model in society. Years 4- 6 were captivated by their powerful story of joy, sadness, loss, forgiveness, and a determination to work for peace.
Fr. Paul Farrer and the MYMission Team urged us to keep thinking about what we heard, to keep praying, and lastly to keep talking. In classrooms, the dining room, even on the playground discussion continues daily.
Barry and Margaret’s powerful testimony continues was both moving and inspirational. Their parting words for us all in the St. Pius X family were; Hope and Peace.
A prayer for peace:
God of peace,
We pray for peace
around the world.
Where there is hatred, sow seeds of calm.
Where there is destruction, help us to rebuild.
Where children are crying, bring an end to tears.
Shelter your peoples and protect them.
June - Year 5 Little Big Assembly
Pope Francis announced this year as a holy Year of mercy.
During the little big Assembly 2016 At trinity catholic college year five explored and celebrated God’s Mercy.
Bobby was chosen as the ‘face of mercy’. Bobby’s best friends Anthony and Alfie H. described His best qualities to Dom Boyes from the mymission Team who created this ‘Face of mercy’ Artwork.
This Artwork is a reminder that we are all made in God’s image and our God-like qualities make us merciful.
Mercy is difficult to describe.
Have a think, what does mercy mean to you?