St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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Harvest Mass

28 September 2010

Celebrate the harvest festival to honour the Lord your God,
be joyful in the Lord's presence
. Deuteronomy 16:10-11

Father John celebrated our annual Harvest Mass in the School Hall during our RE Inspection on the 28th September.

At the beginning of Mass Father John blessed Year 5 children's Gardens of Eden. These had been made the previous week during their RE Inspire workshop. We were very pleased that the children's parents could join them for this special blessing.

Father John's homily explained that when we think about the HARVEST, we should thank God for all the things we HAVE and think about those who do not have enough food and who may STARVE. We should all consider what we can SHARE with those less fortunate.

We were delighted that Sister Sabina and Kitty O'Reilly were able to join us once again, as the children and parents of our school were very generous in their donations of food for the homeless people of our city.

Picture 1 Father John blessing the children's Garden of Eden
Picture 2 The Introduction to the Mass
Picture 3 The First Reading was from the Book of Deuteronomy
Picture 4 The children sang the Responsorial Psalm.
Picture 5 HARVEST
Picture 6 STARVE
Picture 7 SHARE
Picture 8 The Bidding Prayers were shared with congregation
Picture 9 The Offertory procession.
Picture 10 Sister Sabina and Kitty accept the harvest gifts
Picture 11 The Harvest display.
Picture 12 The Gardens of Eden surround the Harvest gifts.