25 May 2018
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 warmly welcomed everyone to the service and we prayed the Hail Holy Queen and sang then sang Mary’s song of praise, the 'Magnificat.' The children from Year 2HP then acted out the Gospel of the Finding of Jesus in the Temple.
Then Father John and the altar servers led our procession followed by the previous year’s First Holy Communion class. Children from Year 6 carefully carried the statue of Our Lady in the procession to the Church. We had to shorten our route to Church because of the rain.
As we were processing we were praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and sang hymns to Mary. The Reception children carried some beautiful flowers they had prepared earlier.
Children from Year 5 led our prayers in honour of Mary and we sang the Hail Mary at the end of our prayers. One girl had the honour of placing a crown of flowers onto Mary’s head which one of the boys had carefully carried in the procession.
Our celebration in honour of Mary our Mother finished with Benediction and the singing of the Lourdes Hymn.
We were very happy to be joined by a very good number of family members and parishioners who walked and prayed with us despite the poor weather.