St Joseph’s Year of Mercy Pilgrimage

school assembly

Getting ready for the pilgrimage

On Monday 13th May, Year 4’s from St Joseph’s school, Goldenhill, completed a Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to show solidarity with refugees across the world.

As part of Year 4’s sacramental preparation we invited Mr Mayland from Cafod to lead us in a school based Pilgrimage. Our pilgrimage focused on the act of being merciful to others during the Year of Mercy.

After the pilgrimage, the pupils gathered in the prayer garden and heard reflections and bible readings linking to a refugee’s daily life. Listening to real life accounts from refugees was both inspiring and saddening. The story of the horrific events at Lampedusa inspired us to create our own prayers to send to them.

listening to prayers

Reading out prayers 

We are going to ensure that we continue to use these inspiring acts of mercy by being more merciful in our daily lives as part of our on-going journey of faith.

Mrs Mellor, RE Co-ordinator said: “Thank you, Phil,  for your lovely assembly last Monday, several children and staff commented on how good it was. The children are this week continuing their research into refugees, so we will be completing further Lampedusa prayers to send.”

Download our resources to organise your own Lampedusa Cross Pilgrimage 

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