St. Julie's Catholic High School Chaplaincy

Thoughts from the Chaplain

Dec 2, 2014

Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014

Tidy up, thanks and Shake the Dust!

The day started with a big tidy up in The Chapel.  There were desks and chairs out from yesterday's Much Woolton Christmas Quiz so as they needed to be put away it was the perfect opportunity to have a quick hoover up!  Big thanks to Pat for helping with that!

Every Tuesday, we have Staff Briefing and Mr Alderman led us first of all in a prayer which reminded us that this season of Advent is a time of waiting in hope of a better future!  Then there were a few notices so we're all in the loop!

It was good to be with Miss Lidbury's Form for Sacred Time today with a prayer written by and led by one of the pupils - followed by Day 2 of our Advent Calendar! 

Then it was off to practise some Christmas carols with Mr Quinn, Mr Pearson (ace drummer), Lucy, Louise, Eve, Tyler and Olivia and I must say they were fantastic at sight reading.  Mrs Sewell also popped in to bolster the clarinet section.  Next week on Thursday, we are having our Advent Service in the Sports Hall and I'll be inviting you all to join in singing Silent Night, Away in a Manger and O Little Town of Bethlehem so loosen up those voices!

At lunchtime, Mr Blank's Form were practising for their form Assembly tomorrow!  My word - it's a high energy performance!

This afternoon, I did a bit of video editing and you'll see two stunning performances at our Advent Service from visiting Drama student, Jacob, and our very own Lucy!  Can't give anything else away but, trust me, it's going to be great!

After school, I went to De La Salle school in St. Helens for a Carol Service for those involved in Catholic education.  I was dead proud to be representing St. Julie's!  Then it was straight back to school for the fabulous Shake the Dust Fashion Show in aid of Kampala Children's Centre.  Congratulations to all involved!

A final bit of QI information:  I know we all grow up thinking Jesus was born in a stable BUT the Bible does not mention the word stable at all in this story! Scholars think that, because the Bible says He was placed in a manger (a feeding trough for animals) Jesus may have been born among animals hence the idea of a stable!