|Nursery||St Mary||31st May|
|Reception||St Christopher||25th July|
|Year 1||St Anthony of Padua||13th June|
|Year 2||St Clare of Assisi||11th August|
|Year 3||St George||23rd April|
|Year 4||St Patrick||17th March|
|Year 5||St Francis of Assisi||4th October|
|Year 6||St Teresa of Calcutta||5th September|
A saint is a person just like you and me that God gave them special graces to in order for them to do special things. All the saints were holy men and women. Some of the saints could work miracles, some could heal, some had the ability to be in two places at once. God knew these people, as He knows us, and gave them these abilities because God knew these people would do His Will.
Each class at St. Patrick’s has a dedicated saint. The children will learn about the Saints life, why they are a good role model and how through their example, we might become closer to Christ ourselves. We will also be asking these saints for their intercessions during our own collective worship.
Nursery: Saint Mary
Feast Day: 8th September
Mary was an important part of God’s plan to bring Jesus, Our Saviour, into the world. She loved and cared for Jesus from the time He was a baby to the time He went back to Heaven. Because Mary had a special calling from God, she never did anything that would offend or hurt God. She was full of grace and virtue.
St Mary… Pray for us..
Reception: Saint Christopher
Feast Day: 25th July
Christopher’s name means “Christ-bearer”. His story tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. He is therefore, the patron saint of travellers. Year 2 will learn that on our journeys in life, we can rely on God and the prayers of the saints.
St Christopher … Pray for Us.
Year 1 Saint Anthony of Padua
Feast day: June 13
St. Anthony of Padua one of the quickest saints to be canonized; only 11 months after his death. He entered the religious order of St. Augustine at the age of 15 then, at the age of 19, he was so inspired by 5 Fransicians who were martyred in Morocco that he joined the Franciscan Order so he could go preach there. He was unable to due to sickness. He changed his name from Fernando Martins to Anthony when he joined to Franciscan Order. St Anthony was a phenomenal preacher. With the encouragement from St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony also taught the friars in theology and scripture. St. Anthony’s tongue is incorrupt and is in The Basilica of St. Anthony, Padua, Italy.
St Anthony…. Pray for us.
Click here to see photos from Year 1 class mass.