This is the theme for our St Columba Primary School for 2020. The children, staff and families celebrated the beginning of the school year with a beautiful mass this morning.
Fr John's homily focused on the Paschal candle and the light that shines within all of us. He asked the children to name the 'thing's that give them and our community light and then a candle was lit from the Paschal candle honouring each of these - teachers, fellow students, parents, firefighters, Sacred Heart Mission.
A special blessing was given to the Grade Six leaders and to all staff as they were commissioned for the new year.
There is a lovely tradition at school masses where two children form the Gospel procession.
Our beautiful Gospel is carried partway up the aisle by one child then reverently passed to another. They both process forward and pass the Gospel to Fr John.
Enjoy the video below of the Gospel procession from this morning.