National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Conference 2018
On Friday 7th September 2018, Nathan (School Chaplain) attended ‘Adoremus’; The National Eucharistic Congress, as a delegate for St Gregory’s Catholic High School.
The aim of the congress was to create a special opportunity to reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. Events took place in Liverpool throughout the weekend and there was opportunity to hear guest speakers talk about the importance of the Eucharist in modern times, and workshops on ways that delegates could feedback ideas to their local parishes/schools etc.
The last National Congress in the UK took place over 100 years ago, so it was something that Nathan was very privileged to be a part of and he looks forward to sharing his experience of the congress with St Gregory’s as the school year begins.
The Year 11 Chaplaincy team were presented with their Bronze Faith in Action award. The Faith in Action award is a scheme that rewards young people for their faith based activities, within and outside of school. This is the first Faith in Action award that St Gregory’s has received and it was presented to the Y11 pupils by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon at an awards ceremony at St Mary’s Lowe House in July this year.
The Year 7 Chaplaincy team represented St Gregory’s at the Good Shepherd Mass at Leyland St Mary’s in June this year. Our pupils have been working hard all term to raise money for the Good Shepherd appeal, and the Good Shepherd mass was a great celebration where many schools from the Diocese gathered to offer their contributions. Mass was celebrated by Bishop Tom Williams.
Denzyl Carolino (11 Julian), a member of the Y11 Chaplaincy team, won the Knights of St Columba Easter painting competition this term. This was a great achievement as the competition is run nationwide, and the prize was awarded to Denzyl by a Supreme Knight.