Year 7 students have been working extremely hard making Jesse Tree Decorations for Advent
This week, as part of our Advent season and the “Who is Jesus” unit of work in RE, Year 7 have been working extremely hard making Jesse Tree Decorations. The idea of a Jesse Tree dates back to the middle ages and came from Europe. Some of the ancient cathedrals have Jesse Tree designs in their stained glass windows. The "tree" is usually a branch or sapling and is decorated with various symbols that remind us of the purpose and promises of God from Creation to the Birth of Jesus Christ. Jesse was the father of King David and God promised David that his Kingdom would last forever.
Each Jesse Tree ornament usually consists of a handmade symbol or drawing that represents one of the major stories of the Old Testament along with a brief verse of Scripture from that story.
Spiritual Life News Stories
A Stewardship Faith Morning was held in school on Tuesday 11 December for all students in Year 7 and 8.
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 80th Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The ten schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust participated in the Bishop’s annual Good Shepherd Celebration at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 11 May 2018.
Year 12 students recently took part in the annual Holy Island Retreat.
On Monday, 11 December, St. Mary’s hosted their annual Carol Concert in the Chapel at Leeds Trinity University
The Leeds Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham took place on Saturday 30 September
The Year 7 students thoroughly enjoyed their day
The Feast Day Mass took place on Thursday 20 July in our Sports Hall. The theme was "God is Love."
St. Mary's Menston take part in the 79th Diocese of Leeds Pilgrimage to Lourdes