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Chaplaincy 

Welcome! Here you will find details of what is going on in our school community connected to our faith, religious fasts and festivals and liturgies.

New Eucharistic Ministers 2017/18

On Tuesday 5th September, the day before all our students returned to school, 10 dedicated Year 11 students made a spiritual commitment to the School and were commissioned our new Eucharistic Ministers of 2017/18 by Monsignor Dickens.

Congraulations to: Suzy Jesus de Freitas 10C, Vanda Dos Santos Van-Dunem 10J, Andreia Rodrigues Lopes 10C, Daniela Lopes Martins 10C, Nicole Mitoraj 10F, Maddie Serry 10L, Chinonso Onyeji 10L, Erica Aguiar 10F, Adanna Elezieoru 10M

The Chaplaincy Committee 2017/2018
This year the following students were picked on the basis of their well written applications form to be a part of Chaplaincy Committee 2017/18 – Well Done to:
Year 7                                                        Year 8
• Chelsea Aibamwen 7J                   Faith Samuriwo 8M
• Faith Brown 7C

Year 9                                                        Year 10
Lia Haile 9M                                       Lois Owusu 10J
Natalie Anang 9M                           Chimdinma Agazie 10C
                                                          Alesha Ibe 10C
                                                         Johanna Tewolde 10C
Year 11
• Rosy Sagayaraj 11F
• Brigid Ferguson 11C
• Stephanie Coelho 11J

 

8 Year 10s were commissioned yesterday (17/06/16) as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist by Monsignor Dickens in Our Lady's Chapel at St. George's Cathedral. 

Year 8 went on retreat  today (14th June) where they explored ideas of beauty in God's eyes.

Mary the Mother of the 21st Century

Winners of the competition

Year 7 – Sophia Arif 7M

Year 8 – Larissa Oviawe 8C

 Year 9 –Nohran Yinga 9L

 

 

http://millionminutes.org/blog

Mary as Mother - Competition May 2016

 

The month of May is dedicated to Mary in the Catholic Church.

The RE department ran a competition for pupils to enter.

The brief: To design an image of Mary as Mother in the 21st Century.

Here are some of the entries. Winners to be announced shortly!

 

Retreats 2016.

Year 10 recently attended their retreat at Aylesford where the them was 'Who is my neighbour?' where they reflected on the Year of Mercy and the Refugee Crisis.

 

 

Sr Magdalen's Book Launch 2016

Commemorating 200 Years of St. Julie’s death and Legacy

Click here to read more...

Lent 2016

 

  1. 24 Hour Sponsored Silence:

Over 60 pupils got involved. Our day was a rather quiet one here at Notre Dame. Million Minutes is a Catholic charity enabling youth action and advocacy activities that give voice and support to young people (aged up to 25) to transform their lives and their world. That's because young people's energy and vibrancy is astonishing. We have faith in young people. We see a world in which young people enable the transformation needed for everyone to live a life of dignity.

http://www.millionminutes.org/silent/

We will let you know as soon as the money has been counted!

Notre Dame Schools commemorate Sister Dorothy Stang

 http://www.notredameonline.org/assets/Dorothy-Stang-Resources/Dot-Stang-Media/stangvid030215.mp4

A recent project includes the production of a video showing that the memory of Sr. Dorothy Stang is alive for students today in the school settings. (Notre Dame Schools Remember…) In Britain, Notre Dame schools remember Sr. Dorothy in specific places named for her.

Eco Spirituality:

Please see our Eco Challenges; these small acts can bring about great love towards our environment.

  • Eco challenges

           Water Conservation                     Energy Efficiency                  Reduction in Rubbish
  

        Alternative Transport                        Go Meatless                               Eco Footprint  

We were impressed by Leonardo DiCaprio who waited years to win an Oscar and when he did his speech was in favour of the Environment:
http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2016/feb/29/dicaprio-calls-for-action-on-climate-change-in-oscar-speech-video 

 

Celebrating 50 Years of Consecrated Life

 

Year 10 pupils interviewed Sr. Rosemary in October 2015 about her vocation of Holy Orders to mark her 50th year as a Sister of Notre Dame.

Christmas 2016