Bermondsey school's innovative Ash Wednesday
Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021 17:08
One of our Fellowship Schools used imagination and a lot of planning, to unite their school community on Ash Wednesday:
"The community of St Michael's Catholic College in Bermondsey found a way to celebrate the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday 2021 by having palm ashes, blessed by our own Fr Alan, then posted out to families and staff to allow them to mark the beginning of Lent.
"Staff at St Michael's prepared and sent out over 950 small bags of palm ash, along with instructions of use and prayer cards, before the half term break.
The gesture was very well received with this photograph of Imani David in Year 7 being sent in, a great demonstration the strong faith community that exists even while we are apart."
In addition to the schools for whom Salesians of Don Bosco or Salesian Sisters are Trustees, a growing number of schools have chosen to draw on the Salesian charism to strengthen their own ethos. These schools have joined our Salesian Schools Network as Fellowship Schools, where they are supported in their approach by sending representatives events such as to our Schools Conferences and Chaplains' meetings, as well as having access to a wide range of resources to facilitate working with young people in Don Bosco's way.
Find out more about the Salesian Schools Network on the link below.