May 2020 - Father Julian talks to the children about Our Lady & St Joseph
A Message from Father Julian
Please see the above link for the letter from the Presidency on behalf of all the Bishops of the conference in response to the coronavirus.
A word from Father Julian to the children of St Wilfrid's. Number 1.
Our Diocesan Values and Virtues
Grateful and Generous
Our pupils are taught to be grateful for all that they have, all that they are and that that is. They are taught that generosity is the root of good deeds. They are encouraged to be generous with their time, their talents and to use them to support others.
Attentive and Discerning
Our pupils are taught to be attentive to always listen to the word of God. The Bible shows us how to live a good life. They are taught that the views of others are important and should always be listened to. Our pupils are taught that everyone deserves to be heard. They are taught that to be discerning is to choose between right and wrong in the light of God’s word.
Compassionate and Loving
Our pupils are taught that compassion means always trying to be respectful and kind to one another even if just means a smile to someone. Every year we raise money for charity and we support those in need. Our pupils are taught to love one another as God loves us.
Faith-filled and Hopeful
Our pupils are taught about their faith from home. They begin on their journey of faith with the Sacrament of Baptism, through to Confirmation. Our pupils are taught that hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. The best not to feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope and you will fill yourself with hope.
Eloquent and Truthful
Our pupils are taught that it is important that are able to express their thoughts and beliefs and that they must learn to explain and convince others with great articulation and eloquence. That being truthful is being faithful to oneself and to Jesus.
Learned and Wise
Our pupils are taught that understanding the Word of God is the way for making the most important decisions in life. Through learning, observation and from the Holy Spirit’s inspiration we can come to understand the truth. Our pupils are taught we are wise because we know that life is about the journey not the goal. They know that they should treat everyone how they want to be treated. They are wise because they follow the school mission.
Curious and Active
Our pupils are taught that from curiosity comes great learning. They are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and to be active in their engagement with the world and how it is changing and how they can make it a better place.
Intentional and Prophetic
They are taught that intentional acts are done deliberately. They have to think about the choices they make, the decisions they choose to take have a positive Impact on them and those around as well as the Earth’s resources. Our pupils are taught that they have a sense of belonging in the Church and in the World. They encourage people to come to their Church and support them to help in their faith to help them grow strong
We make Jesus known today by living out our values and virtues. Our pupils come together to lead approaches and help others to recognise the impact that working in Jesus' name has.
"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20