This week, we attended the Parish Mass for All Saints’ Day in Ss Alban & Stephen Church. All Saints’ Day is when we remember all the Christian saints. The word ‘saint’ comes from the Latin word ‘sanctus’ meaning ‘holy’. A saint is usually thought of as an especially holy person who lived a life devoted to God and who has already entered Heaven. However, did you know that in the New Testament, everyone who believes in Jesus Christ and follows His teachings is referred to as a saint?
Year 6 led the readings and the bidding prayers during the Mass. In his homily, Father John set us the challenge of learning about new saints and finding out how their lives and faith can inspire us. He is going to test us on our new knowledge next time he visits school! After Communion, we sang one of our favourite hymns, ‘This is Amazing Grace’, which reminds us of Jesus the King of Glory, who laid down His life for us.
The Mass was a very special occasion. We felt privileged to be able to share it with the parishioners of Ss Alban & Stephen.