We received some lovely gifts for our confirmation! Thank you Miss Madden, Mrs Lynch, Mrs Kight and Mrs Webb for our wonderful prayer stones and confirmation cards. Thank you Mrs Anthony for our thoughtful 'Faith Bags' - we loved them! Last but not least, thank you Fr Sean and Mrs David for your kind gift at Sunday's thanks giving mass. We have received such lovely mementos to remember our day by :)
What a wonderful afternoon! On Sunday 19th November we made our confirmation in the presence of Deacon Tim, Fr Sean, Bishop Byrne and our sponsors, family and friends. Our teachers were so proud of us, all our hard work preparing had paid off! It is our job now, as full members of the church to use the gifts we have received from the Holy Spirit to help others and ourselves to live a better life.
Thanks a million to Dan and Emily for a wonderful day full of reflection and affirmation!
Today we skyped Fr Bob, a missionary working on the border between Mexico and the USA. He told us all about his vocation and passion to help others. A particular story moved us. This was a story of a young girl named Rosa Maria. Rosa Maria is a refugee, who has fled a violent part of Mexico, settling finally in the USA. Her family are living as illegal immigrants, she is the same ages as us! Rosa has a long term health condition and needs constant medical attention, however because she is an illegal immigrant she has been refused this care. She is now being held in a detention centre against her will.
We have decided to write a letter to the American government pleading with them to help Rosa Maria and release her from a detention centre attending to her medical needs. We are hoping to sign a petition and send this off within the next few weeks praying to God it will make a difference.
Parents if you could sign and return your child's permission slip ASAP that would be great!
We have been busy bees searching out a prayer to help us through the stress of SATS prep! Having trust and faith in God's plan for us is very important. We felt this small prayer of intercession to St Teresa would be great one to say before exams.