A Day of Many Colours at St William's!
11th July 2017
Children and staff from St William’s Catholic Primary School in Girlington, Bradford recently spent a day dressed in different colours to celebrate the Universal Church and support the work of Mission Together.
The ‘Day of Many Colours’ is a faith and fundraising event, celebrating the Universal Church and Mission Together work around the world. The day was based on the five colours of the Mission Rosary, in which each colour represents a different continent. These colours helped the children and staff to remember children all around the world, and encouraged all to share God's love with everyone, but most specifically with children who live in poverty.
Andrew Bastable, deputy headteacher at St William’s said:
‘Today has been all about our children doing something really simple but which allows them to see the universal church as representing all peoples, especially children across the whole world.
Our day of many colours began with a joint parish Mass and the celebration of the Eucharist with our wider parish community whilst the children were dressed in 7 bright colours gave the day a suitably colourful start.
Our mini-vinnies have helped organise the liturgy and sharing of the message of Mission Together whilst ensuring that all children and staff have enjoyed the opportunity to dress up and celebrate the church across the world’.
The mini-vinnies is a youth organisation for 7-11 year olds, which is connected to the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Later in the day, children from across the school recited the Mission Rosary and took the opportunity to find out more about the work of Mission Together and how as a charity they support children through their work around the world.