Martin House Mass

On Friday 20 March, 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 God's gifts and how we can use them. Students were encouraged to consider how they could be more loving, joyful, kind, faithful, patient and gentle; how they could 'treat others as they wish to be treated'.
Our Opening Procession was led by students from 5C and 4B - each form had created some beautiful display focussed on one of the gifts of God. Our First Reading was read by members of 1A and the Responsorial Psalm and Acclamation were read by members of 3B. Bidding prayers from Martin 6C focussed on the aforementioned gifts from God as well as prayers for our House community. We especially remembered Billie Jayne Fulford whose anniversary was Thursday this week. Two tutors, Miss Connolly and Mrs Doyle led the offertory. Finally, our Communion Reflection was led by students from 2A. 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 Jan 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
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