Romero Mass 6.30pm Friday 9 March

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will be holding Mass in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero at 6.30pm on Friday 9 March. Mass will be followed by a showing of the film “Romero”

All are welcome. Please bring a friend. We are assured that the heating will be on!

Washington Primary School Calls For Celebrity Fundraising Help

A Washington primary school hopes to call upon the help of celebrities to raise enough money to buy a health clinic in a developing country.  

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Nathan and EK would especially like to hear from David Walliams

St Bede’s Primary School in Washington plan to raise £4,000 by December 2018 to buy the health clinic from CAFOD’s World Gifts catalogue.

Pupils at the school will write to celebrities and companies for advice on how best to raise the money, without calling upon the help of parents.

The school council and ‘Minnie Vinnies’ group are leading the fundraising push alongside teachers and parish priest, Father Jim O’Keefe.

Minnie Vinnies are children aged 8-11 who support registered charity, St Vincent de Paul Society.

Pupils EK and Nathan presented a plan of action to their classmates with a number of celebrities to write to. They identified David Walliams as a key target.

Nathan said: “We want to write to David Walliams because he’s raised loads of money for charity by swimming across the channel.

“He’s funny and friendly and he likes having a laugh and making people happy.”

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Power to be in our schools

St Joseph Primaary power to be1CAFOD Schools Volunteer, Margaret Hodgson has been doing great work on Power To be in some of our schools encouraging students to think about renewable and environmentally friendly energy.  Margaret said “The students explored global statistics and then discussed what shocked them, surprised them and what gave them hope”