“It is up to you, young followers of Christ, to show the world that faith brings happiness and a joy which is true, full and enduring”.
Pope Benedict XVI
St Mary’s Missionary Disciples are a group of Year 5 and 6 pupils, who have been appointed by our school on behalf of the Bishop of Salford, to give a joyful witness to Christ in our school. They provide support for our teachers and children, by helping to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.
Our ten Missionary Disciples assist with the delivery and development of the prayer life of our school. As a group, they lead weekly Monday Morning Praise Assemblies in the hall, using prayers that they have written themselves on a chosen theme for the week. Individually and in pairs, they lead Wednesday morning Worship Liturgies in every classroom, using the week’s Wednesday Word as a stimulus.
Our Missionary Disciples also celebrate their own missionary journey in a special Learning Journey book, which is on permanent display in our KS2 library for all members of school community to read and share. They work hard to create work to share with our school community, writing prayers, reflections and gathering information about the religious life of our school throughout the year.
Our Missionary Disciples are beginning to generate ideas of ways in which our school can support local, national and international charities, such as Caritas in the Diocese of Salford, and CAFOD worldwide.
Our Missionary Disciples are supported by Mrs Prescott, St. Mary’s Lay Chaplain, and Mr Loynd, the RE Leader.