Posts Tagged ‘St Mary and St John Catholic Primary school’

Liverpool newsletter Spring 2013

January 25, 2013

The new issue of the CAFOD Liverpool news is out now and is jam-packed and bursting with all the news from parishes, schools and campaigns which happened from mid-September to the end of January.

In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD fun run and the CAFOD Carol service too!

Happy reading……

To download the Liverpool Spring newsletter 2013, just click here:

Liverpool newsletter Spring 2013

More photos from the CAFOD mini-Olympics Wigan heats

July 9, 2012

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The CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics Wigan Heat (afternoon heat)

June 19, 2012

The second heat of the CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics took place at St John Rigby Sixth form on the afternoon of Thursday 14th June and it involved 5 schools from Wigan LEA. The five schools that battled it out included:

  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Platt Bridge (Brazil)
  • St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School in Standishgate-(El Salvador)
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hindley Green-(Ethiopia)
  • St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Hindley (Cambodia)
  • St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School in Aston-in-Makerfield (Bangladesh)

The Olympics were based on the Quadkids award scheme and involved a 75 metre sprint, a 600 metre run, a long jump, a throwing event and concluded with a relay. At the end of the afternoon, while the children were receiving their medals and certificates, Mike Dooling ( a CAFOD volunteer who helped with the running of the morning) brought out his Olympic torch that he recently ran with and the children (and staff) were very excited to get their photograph taken with the torch!

Altogether 47 primary schools in Liverpool Archdiocese will be taking part in the CAFOD mini Olympics this June. The winner will be announced at the beginning of July, with the winning school being awarded the CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics trophy!!!!

A massive thank you for all who helped make the afternoon such a success including our friends at St John Rigby for their hospitality and Mike Dooling or all his hard work on the day.

All photographs pictured below were taken by Anthony McFarlane, a sixth form student at John Rigby who is going to study photography at university in September.

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CAFOD Carol Service 2011

November 24, 2011

The Annual CAFOD Carol service will be taking place at St Teresa’s in Upholland on Thursday 15th December 2011 at 7:30pm.

Clare Dixon, head of CAFOD’s Latin American team will be speaking about Puentecitos; a village in El Salvador where CAFOD works. She will be talking about some of the people living in Puentecitos and talking about her recent visit there in November. She is pictured below with Chris Lappine in El Salvador.

Music will be provided by St John Fisher Catholic High School and St John Rigby’s Sixth Form College. There will also be special performances from the children at St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School.

World Gifts, fair-trade goods, mince pies and a glass of wine will also be available on the night. It should be a great night!

Here are some posters to put up in your parish, school or workplace to advertise the CAFOD Carol Service:

Posters forthe CAFOD carol service

Read all about it…….CAFOD Liverpool Autumn newsletter 2011

September 15, 2011

You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter.

In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD cup tournament involving 8 local Catholic primary schools. We also have all the photos from Odette Kayirere’s recent visit to Liverpool. Plus all the latest news from our parishes, schools and campaigns in the region. Happy reading……

To download the Liverpool Autumn newsletter, just click here:

Autum 2011 newsletter

More photos from the CAFOD Cup……..

July 14, 2011

CAFOD Christmas Carol service 2010

December 20, 2010

The annual CAFOD Carol service took place on December 16th 2010 at St Teresa’s Upholland. Over 500 people braved the cold to attend.Music was provided by St John Rigby Sixth Form College, St John Fisher High School, St Mary & St Johns Catholic Primary School and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary school. The guest speaker was Geoff O’Donoughue (CAFOD’s International Division Director) who spoke moving about some of the people he’s met whom CAFOD are helping abroad.

A special Christmas message was played  from the beneficiaries from ‘Crescer para a Paz’ – one of CAFOD’s partners in Brazil. They sang a well-known Brazilian Christmas Carol.  The song was all about loving your friends during Christmas and the carol says that we want to see you happy and not sad. It also says that love triumphs over sadness this Christmas! To find more information about the ‘Crescer para a Paz’, please visit:

After the service wine and mince pies were available in the parish hall! 

A massive thank you to James Gresty, Michael Cook, David Wall & Martin Malone from St John Rigby and Candice McArdle from St John Fisher for all their hard work. Also a huge thank you to all the CAFOD volunteers who made the evening special including Pat Boyle, Catherine Greaves and Peter and Eileen Holland. 

Final carol service booklet 2010 – Copy

As you can see from the photographs, a good time was had by all……

CAFOD Carol Service

November 19, 2010

The CAFOD Carol Service is taking place at St Teresa’s Upholland on Thursday 16th December at 7:30.

Joining us at the Carol Service will be Geoff O’Donoughue (CAFOD’S International Division Director) who will be talking about his recent visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Music will be provided by St John Fisher High School, St John Rigby, St Teresa’s Primary School (Upholland) and St Mary & St Johns Primary school.

Students from the Art Department of St John Rigby will be selling cards and calendars celebrating 50 years of CAFOD Fast Days while CAFOD’s range of new World Gifts and fair-trade goods will also be available to purchase.Like always after the service mince pies and wine will also be available.

Copy of Final poster for carol service 2010


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