Pupils applied to become Pupil Chaplains and attended a special event and commissioning service in Plymouth Cathedral. The Chaplains produced an action plan and their first task was to create their own video which explains where the word ‘chaplain’ originated from and some information about Saint Martin.
Our Pupil Chaplains work with Father Andrew to plan and deliver prayer sessions for groups of younger pupils. This Year 1 group shared a prayer time based on the theme of recycling and caring for our world.
Catholic Children's Society Mass
Our Pupil Chaplains attended the Catholic Children’s Society Annual Mass, held in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at Buckfast Abbey and led by Bishop Mark O’Toole.
The children wrote and read prayers all based on the theme of ‘hope’ – these are the prayers that they shared at Mass:
We pray for hope children in our world: that world leaders may work co-operatively help each nation to live sustainably and to protect our beautiful world for future generations. Lord in your mercy…
We pray for all people who are committed to bringing hope to their communities: that our parish, family and friends may provide hope to all who have been affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. May the Church become a place of help and support to those who need it. Lord in your mercy…
We pray for those who are in need of your love at this time:
For those who are ill, give them hope
For those who are hungry, give them hope
For those who are frightened, give them hope
for those who are in poverty give them hope.
Lord in your mercy…
God of love, help us to share a sense of hope and love with others. Open our hearts so that we might welcome all who are in need of our help at this time. Lord in your mercy…
The Pupil Chaplains shared their knowledge of the Advent Wreath by creating a video which was shared with the school and Plymouth Diocese’s Youth Ministry.
Bibles for Children
Pupil Chaplains suggested promoting the use of Bibles in school. In conjunction with
Bibles for Children, Bibles were presented to children in Y2-Y6.
Liturgy and assemblies
Pupil Chaplains help to prepare liturgy for pupils, prepare prayers for our Achievement Assembly and assemblies for special occasions, such as Remembrance Day.