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Martin House Mass

On Thursday 9 February, Martin House gathered together to celebrate our annual House Mass. Through the hard work of each of our tutors and support staff and willingness of our students to participate, it was a spiritual and reverent celebration.

The theme of the Mass was 'Heart for Justice'. In the lead up and during the Mass students were encouraged to consider how they could try to bring more justice into our world; how they could 'treat others as they wish to be treated'. Each form had created some beautiful display focussed on themes connected with 'Justice' such as charity, peace, love and each student in our House had decorated a heart which was also on display.

Our Opening Procession was led by students from 2A and 3B - the procession included a dove as a symbol of peace and a globe as a symbol of our unity across the world. Our First Reading was read by members of 4B and the Responsorial Psalm and Acclamation were read by members of 5C. Bidding prayers from Martin 6C focussed on the aforementioned theme as well as prayers for our House community. We especially remembered Mrs Devlin on the birth of her son and Mr Flood and his family following the death of his father. Two tutors, Mrs Todd and Mrs Doyle led the offertory. Finally, our Communion Reflection was led by students from 1A. All of our readers and processors did a fantastic job and having so many students involved made the Mass all the more special.

As ever on these occasions, hard work, planning and rehearsing of everyone involved preceded the Martin House Mass. Special thanks go to all those who volunteered to take part in the Mass from every form and to tutors for all their hard work and support in preparing for Mass. Well done to all members of Martin House, form tutors, Mr Smith and the choir members along with our Lay Chaplain, Anne-Marie Tibbits and Father Emmanuel who, as always, engaged the students and made them reflect on their own spirituality and how we can live the Gospel message in our daily lives.

Mrs McCabe
Head of Martin House