Year of Oscar Romero

In 2017 we will participate with the diocese in celebrating the centenary of Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth.

Archbishop Romero was one of one of the most remarkable figures of the 20th Century, who deserves to be remembered alongside the likes of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa as a peacemaker who sacrificed his life standing up to injustice. The world today desperately needs more figures like Romero – leaders with the courage, faith and love to stand up for the poor against injustice.

Romero is, in particular, an inspirational figure to hundreds of millions of Catholics around the world. He didn’t simply talk about the need to love your neighbour, but courageously named the injustices that plagued his country. He reminded us that Christ is found in people living in poverty, and that we cannot ignore the suffering of our brothers and sisters in need.
We can all celebrate Romero’s legacy by following his example: by challenging injustice wherever we see it and by refusing to stay silent about the issues that keep people in poverty.

On Thursday 29.6.17, we celebrated DAY OF MANY COLOURS with a cake sale and non uniform day. Throughout the day the boys and girls at St Matthews wrote their own Mission Prayers, retold the story of Noah’s Ark and explored the work of Mission Together. We raised £110 for the charity.

 

Monthly Focus

Throughout the Year in St Matthews’ school, there will be a monthly focus linked to the life and sayings of Blessed Oscar Romero:

Each month a different year group will be presenting an assembly on each theme.

MonthFocus
JanuaryIntroduction
FebruaryLight
MarchPoverty
AprilCross
MayChurch
JunePray and Share
July
Aspire not to have more
August
SeptemberPeace
OctoberIt is not God's will for some to have everything
NovemberRememberance
DecemberJoy


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