Within the school there is to be found a wide diversity of talents and abilities
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
and there are varieties of activities,
but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
(1 Cor. 12:4-7).
The Eucharist is central to our at All Saints. We celebrate House Masses termly, Whole school Masses on Holy days of obligation and regular lunchtime Masses. This has only been possible with the cooperation between our school and parish Priests from feeder parishes and beyond. Their presence in the school is always a valuable and welcome support. The Blessed Sacrament is continually present in the Chapel.
We are in a fortunate position to offer each year group the opportunity of going on a residential retreat. This gives them the opportunity for self discovery.
Through games, activities, reflections and prayer experiences, our students are challenged to look at their values and beliefs. It also enables them to recognise and celebrate their own and each other's individuality and potential
All Saints Students visit Relics of Patron Saint of Youth John Bosc
The relics of St Saint John Bosco began their tour of the UK on Friday 4th January. The tour took in the cities of Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. As part of their Year of Faith Students from All Saints Catholic High School were given the opportunity to visit St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham to experience this once in lifetime event.
St John was born on 16 August 1815. His father died when he was only two and his mother brought him up in extreme poverty. A charismatic, cheerful personality, John Bosco developed a reputation for being a visionary and wonder worker, with a particular gift for handling difficult youths. He never used any form of punishment, but was kind and firm.
All Saints students were taken on a pilgrimage experience which was led by a few of the Salesian Youth Ministry Team which included one of All Saints past student’s , Siobhan Garth, before venerating the relics of St John. The students were allowed as much time as they needed for quietness and prayer before they were all given the opportunity to attend confession. Before leaving St Chads the students attended the evening Liturgy in which eight students read.
Quotes from the students included:
“I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it but it was amazing.”
“I’m buzzing; it’s a shame we have to go home.”
“This visit has really made me think about my faith”
St John Bosco died on 31 January in 1888. A large proportion of the population of Turin turned out for his funeral. More than 40,000 people visited his body as it lay in state. He was canonised in 1934.
Cafod Secondary Resources
Hallam Diocese Schools Department
Diocese of Hallam
Praying Each Day - Daily Tutor Prayer Resource
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
Vatican Holy See
Holly Family Bordeaux Site - Daily Tutor Prayer Resource 2