St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

Christ is the centre of our School community, where we live, love and learn together

Diamond Jubilee Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley

26 September 2013

As part of the school's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Archbishop Bernard Longley celebrated Mass for the school community, parents, friends, parishioners and past members of pupils, staff and former school governors.

The theme of the Mass was 'Evangelisation' because for the last sixty years the school has been providing a Catholic Education for all the children where 'Christ is the centre of the school community where we live, love and learn together' and we hope that this provision will continue for future generations.

During the Opening Hymn of the Mass based on the School's Mission, children brought up items representing the school's history; an original school tie and school blazer, a prayer book, photographic albums and a whole school photograph of the present school community.

We thanked God for the many blessings that have been received over the last sixty years.

After Holy Communion Jennifer and Thomas acted out our Echo Story based on the Life of Blessed Dominic Barberi which involved the whole school community.

After Mass Archbishop Bernard blessed the new Prayer Garden and then joined us for refreshments. We were honoured to have the Archbishop with us for this special Mass and the memories of this day will live on in our hearts.