13th May, 2021

The Feast of the Ascension Mass

On Thursday 13th May we celebrated the feast of the Ascension with a Mass here in school. We were very lucky to have Fr John Martin come into school to celebrate the Mass for us, a former pupil of the grounds and one of our local priests.

Not only did we stream the feast around our school, we actually streamed it for all the schools in the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi Academy Trust. We had some input from the other secondary schools who kindly sent in videos of them reading the penitential rite, readings and intercessions so that we could really make it a celebration. Some of our Year 9 students introduced the Mass and then stayed in the Chapel to allow us to have a small congregation actually present with the Eucharist.

A big thank you to Mr Gillett and Mr Day who helped to run the technology side of things and ensure that nobody was muted or cameras turned off, Issie our chaplain for organising the Mass, and once again thank you to Fr John who said our Mass. It was a privilege to celebrate the special feast with so many people, and the recording has now been uploaded to YouTube if you wish to watch it back.