All St. Mary's pupils study the life and legacy of Oscar Romero and we will pray for him as someone who lived the Gospel and who demanded justice for the oppressed. CAFOD's prayer written by our own Mr Tunnecliff
Oscar Romero (1917–1980) was an Archbishop in El Salvador. When he was killed in 1980, many people called him a saint and a martyr. The Church began to investigate whether this was true. Now he is recognised by the Pope as a martyr. On Saturday 23 May 2015, Romero will be declared ‘Blessed’ (beatified) - a step towards being declared a saint. There will have to be proof that prayers to Romero have been answered by a miracle before he can be called ‘Saint Oscar Romero’.
One of our Religious Education teachers, Mr Tunnecliff wrote this beautiful prayer (which is still used nationally) when he previously worked for CAFOD:
A Guiding Light
you sent your servant Blessed Romero to spread your message and struggle against the injustices in El Salvador.
Like you, he was a shepherd, a pastor, a brother;
Like you, he was taken from us;
Like you, he remains in our hearts.
Spirit of hope, work within us,
just as you worked in Blessed Romero, so that we too may work for justice
and spread the Good News,
by living out the Gospel,
in solidarity with those living in poverty.
By Mr Tunneclif
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Aimee Benn, 10P, continues to climb the Ladies World Snooker rankings.
On Wednesday morning, Jamie Peacock MBE visited St. Mary’s to speak to Year 11 students during their morning assembly, in preparation for their forthcoming GCSE examinations.
A team from St. Mary’s last week took part in The Leeds Schools Climbing Competition at The Depot, Pudsey and came away with the Secondary Team Trophy.
Tournament in aid of Cancer Research UK will take place on Sunday 11 June 2016
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At the weekend, three St. Mary’s students and members of the Newman Group, attended the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation event, Flame 2017.
Four St. Mary’s students were lucky enough to be a part of the Fairtrade Celebration Event which was held in the Banqueting Suite of Leeds Civic Hall on 9 March