Time of Prayer with Archbishop Bernard
Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 2p.m.
On Wednesday 9th October 2019 all the children and staff at St. Peter’s gathered in the hall together for a time of prayer. There was a web link to The Oratory in Birmingham where Archbishop Bernard talked to us all about the importance of the Rosary, especially during the month of October. The chain of beads we call the Rosary was given to St Dominic by Our Lady, and has been used by Christians as a way of praying for over 700 years. It help’s us in doing three important things:
- Giving praise to God Our Father
- Remembering the life of Jesus
- Praying to Mary, Mother of Jesus, Mother of the Church and Mother of you and me.
Reception and Year One made their Rosary decade beads and Year Two to Four used our class Rosary beads.
Together we gave praise to God for Blessed John Henry Newman who is to be canonised in Rome on Sunday 13th October by Pope Francis. In giving praise we said the Rosary with the Joyful Mysteries. We remembered five special joyful events in Jesus’ life. These being The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation and Finding Jesus in the Temple.
During the next four days we pray for Blessed John Henry Newman in the lead up to his Sainthood.