Event - Day of Reflection and Prayer

23 March 2021

Tuesday 23rd March has been declared a National Day of Reflection to mark the anniversary of the first national lockdown. The whole of the country joined with a minute’s silence at midday and doorstep vigils of light at 8pm.

As March 2020 was the first time our churches had to close, it was a great opportunity to join other Catholics around the country for a Day of Prayer. During the day, we reflected in sorrow for those who have experienced loss and difficulties during the pandemic.

To reflect hope in our lives, each class decorated a rainbow and wrote thoughtful prayers, which they offered up on the altar during the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament led by Fr Mathew. We asked for inspiration from the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us in a new and better life.

Additionally, children in Nursery shared the book 'Hope' by Corrinne Averiss and Zebastian Pelon. The message is ...‘Hope is keeping a little light on, however dark things seem’. Next, they made little hands of hope and gathered to remember all those who need a little light in their hearts today.

'There are difficult moments in life, but with hope the soul goes forward and looks ahead to what awaits us.' Pope Francis