18th May, 2021

Blessing of our Statue of Mary

On the feast of the Ascension, Father John Martin from the parish of Our Lady’s celebrated Mass at Trinity School. As part of this special day, after the Mass, he came down with our Year 9 students to bless our new statue of Mary. We said the Trust and School prayers, and then Fr John blessed the statue with Holy Water and so did the students.
It was a lovely service, and the sun even made an appearance! It was made even more meaningful by the fact that it was the month of May, a time when we think about Mary.

Trust Prayer
God Our Father,
Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,
we can have the courage to say yes to you.
Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had
and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.
Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use
the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community
and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.
We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,
as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love
and forgiveness to others.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.

Amen

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

The Trinity Catholic School Prayer
To the Glory of God,

We build our school on faith, love and respect.
May our eyes focus on Christ’s cross,
May our words witness to the Gospel,
May our hearts offer forgiveness,
And may our hands do your work,
Today and every day.

Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes
Pray for us.