17 May 2013
The Angel Gabriel came to Mary and said, "Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you." Luke 1:28
Prayerfully, everyone assembled together in our school hall waiting for our annual May Procession to begin. Father John offered a few words of welcome and Aaron from Year 6 read our Opening Prayer.
We listened to the story of the Annunciation from St Luke's Gospel, which was acted out by Maraz and Heather from Year 5 and then sang Mary's song of praise the 'Magnificat.'
Children from Year 6 then carried a statue of Mary around the school grounds and into the Church. During the procession we sang hymns to Mary and prayed the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Reception children carried their special paintings of Mary and some beautiful flowers. Year 2 children led our prayers in honour of Mary. Grace had the honour of placing a crown of flowers onto Mary's head which Charlie had carefully carried in procession.
Our celebration in honour of Mary our Mother finished with Benediction and the singing of the Lourdes Hymn.
We were joined by a good number of family members who walked and prayed with us.