Please find attached our newsletter for the week ending 12/09/14. Click on the image to open the newsletter as a .pdf.
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Dates for your diary (Autumn 2014) can be found in the calendar below and also downloaded as a .pdf file by clicking here. Holiday dates for the whole year can be found here. Please note that all dates are provisional; we will do our best to communicate any changes.
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Cathedral School would like to wish a warm welcome to all of our pupils and their families after the summer holidays. We hope you’re all rested and ready to go! We especially welcome all of the new reception children in Arrowsmith Class and those who are joining us for the first time in other year groups too.
As the Autumn Term gets underway, we reflect on the joys of the Summer and all that we’ve experienced and achieved. We would particularly like to highlight the fantastic achievements of our past pupils who have, after much hard work, done so well in their High School and Further Education qualifications. WELL DONE! We’ve heard back from many (grown-up!) children about their successes but we would love to hear from more. If you’re a past pupil, please do get in touch and tell us what you’re up to now.
Best of luck to all of last year’s Plessington class, the new Year Seven children! They’ve gone on to a variety of High Schools, near and far, and we know they will do us proud. They are all assured of our best wishes and prayers as they start their High School careers and go on to do great things. We also want to say a big GOOD LUCK to the wonderful Mrs Gale who left Cathedral School in July to begin her exciting new job as a Deputy Head. You may recognise Mrs Gale as the subject in these pictures below.
by Oliwia K
by Olivia O
(Please note: these life-like portraits are in fact illustrations, not photographs. They were made by children in Mrs Gale’s last class, now in Clitherow.)
Today we celebrate the most important feast of our year: the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord, our brother, our friend and our Saviour. Join us at 10:30 this morning in the Cathedral for Easter Mass. The choristers are singing!
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb…
Happy Easter from all at Cathedral School, Lancaster. May you be blessed with fifty days full of the joy of the Resurrection*! Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!
*And don’t eat too much chocolate ;-)
Tonight, as the sun sets around the world, Christians will gather in church gardens, patios and porches around bonfires of all shapes and sizes, unlit candles in their hands, in anticipation of new light, new life and an empty tomb. Join us in the Cathedral this evening at 8:00pm for the first Mass of Easter, to thank God for the light of the risen Christ.
Good Friday is the day when Jesus, the Son of God, gathered up our worries, our sins and our suffering and died for us on the cross.
Today is the only day in the liturgical year when Mass is not celebrated. In many ways, today is a sad day and we will see this reflected in the simplicity of the rites of today’s service. In cathedrals and churches throughout the world, including our own, we will reenact the story of Calvary, we will say prayers for our sisters and brothers, we will venerate the cross and we will quietly share communion consecrated yesterday in the last Mass before Easter. Music, if any, will be simple; churches will be stripped of colours; statues might be covered and flowers removed; all our attention will be turned toward the reality of the cross. Join us in the Cathedral at 3:00pm for today’s main liturgy and at 6:30pm for the Stations of the Cross.
Tonight we celebrate the final passover meal that Jesus ate with his friends before his passion and death; when, for the first time, he gave his body and blood, blessed and broken, in the holy sacrament of the Mass. And we remember the humility of a servant king who would bend down to wash the feet of his friends on the eve of the morning that those same friends would abandon him, betray him and deny him. Join us for Mass in the Cathedral this evening at 7:30.