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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.

GIFT Team

 

The GIFT Team are a variety of students from Years 7, 8 and 9. They have a very important job to spread the Word of God throughout our school and the school community.

It is our mission to interpret scripture so that children can better understand stories from the Bible and relate them to their own lives.

You will see them around school leading prayer and worship, partaking in meditation and discussing current issues involving people around the world.

They meet on a weekly basis to share ideas on how they can share the Word of God with their fellow pupils. Ideas vary from an 'Advent Jigsaw' in Year 8 which then presented at the whole school Christmas Mass; a 'New Years Resolutions' prayer and form visit with the Year 9's and money raising ideas with the Year 7's for our school charity 'Wils Wishes'.

Commissioning of the Year 7 Pupil Chaplains

On the 13th October 2016 Mr Barden and Mrs Addington took 15 Year 7 pupils to Blessed Trinity in Burnley to be commissioned as Pupil Chaplains. Every Catholic school in East Lancashire was represented, primary and secondary. The morning was spent meeting one another and sharing our experiences of leading collective worship in our schools. Each school planned and delivered a short presentation to illustrate the kinds of things that the chaplains have been involved with. We all ate lunch together and in the afternoon we celebrated a special mass with Bishop John Arnold.

Each of our 15 year 7 pupils were commissioned and now join our existing GIFT team. 

This stands for Growing in Faith Together.

 

 

 

Presentation of Gift Team Ties

The Year 7, 8 and 9 Gift Teams were presented with their new ties by Ms Hayes in the newly decorated Chapel.

They took part in a liturgy organised by Mrs. Sweeney, before Ms Hayes individually presented a tie to each student.

Members of the Gift Team read some reflective passages from the Bible before a final piece of peotry.

 

     

Mrs Hayes presenting the ties to the different Gift Teams

 

 

Our Gifts Are For Encouraging

Help us, Lord, to see ourselves

Through your loving eyes,

To see what you see in us

And to come to realize.

 

That everything that we possess

Comes directly from you,

The gifts, the talents you've placed within

Are there for us to use.

 

To reach with hope to those that hurt,

To those who've lost their way

It's your gifts, Lord, they're not our own,

So take them, Lord, we pray.

 

And use them for your glory,

So others may be blessed

And have their spirits lifted

And their souls also refreshed

 

So they can then be challenged

To seek more after you,

To be much more empowered

For whatever they may do

 

For each of us have talents

That God has placed within

So we can encourage others

To have a closer walk with Him

 

And as we encourage another,

We can be encouraged ourselves,

For there needs to be a continual flow

And a continual pouring out

 

And as we do this, we will find

Insecurities will disappear

And we’ll be strengthened in His love

To overcome our fears.

© By M.S.Lowndes