Today, as part of our St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at St. Josephs, we were treated to a spectacular performance filled with traditional Irish music and dance! It was truly spectacular to see some instruments such as the fiddle, tin whistle and bodhran being played together to create lovely tunes! We were even taught a little bit of the Irish language – Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit! Later in the day, we learned about the story of St. Patrick and wrote about this in our Religion books. We were shocked to find out that he was captured at 16 by pirates who sold him as a slave to an Irish farmer. Luckily, he escaped home to Wales when God spoke to him. We also found out that he later became a bishop and used the shamrock plant as a symbol to explain Christianity and the Holy Trinity to the pagan people of Ireland. We hope you and your families have a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day wherever you are!
We also had our prayer service in Diamond Class, which was a beautiful opportunity to bring our parents and carers together! We spoke about the importance of Lent, shared our own Lenten Promises and prayed for those who may be suffering in the world. We read a prayer for Ukraine and asked God to stay close and protect them. Thank you to all those who joined us, we appreciate those moments and hope you enjoyed the service!