Faith In Action

Faith In Action

House Charities

Each House, led by the Year 6 House Captains, have selected a charity close to their hearts and will organise a charity event to raise money for these worthy causes. Below shows the selected charities for the upcoming year:

St Anne: S.M.I.L.E London and Essex

St. Anne’s House organised a Christmas shoebox appeal to help families living in poverty in the Essex and London areas. For information about this appeal please click here (S.M.I.L.E)

A message from our Year 6 House Captains:

St. Edward: Richard House

Charity event planned for later in the year.

St. Helen: St. Francis Hospice

Charity event planned for later in the year.

St. Paul: The Trussell Trust

Charity event planned for later in the year.

Laudato Si’

On the weekend of the 2nd/3rd October, the Diocese of Brentwood Launched Laudato Si’ Invitations, Commitments and Actions in response to the plea from Pope Francis to, ‘”Listen to the cry of the earth, the cry of the poor.”

Our school community is committed to playing our part in caring for for our common home.

In school, we have been learning about the words of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, Laudato Si’ and have made pledges about how we can help protect our Earth for ourselves and for future generations.

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said:

“Is what I am doing to serve the poor just a drop in the ocean?

Yes. But many drops make a different ocean”

Children wrote their pledges on teardrops, inspired by St. Mother Teresa’s words.

Here are some websites if you would like to find out more about Laudato Si’ and the Diocese of Brentwood’s response to this:

https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/laudatosi/ 

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Laudato-Si-for-children 

Laudato Si Letter from Pope Francis

CAFOD Fundraisers

Walk Against Hunger!

In March, the whole school took part in a charity event to raise money for those who live in poverty. At St. Joseph’s, we stand in solidarity with those around the world who do not have enough to eat and want to do everything we can to help. Each day, classes walked laps around the playground and raised £800 for CAFOD. Thank you to all those who so generously donated.

Go Green

On Monday 4th October, we raised fund for CAFOD’S ‘Go Green for CAFOD’ initiative. The school community wore green and learnt about ways we can be more green and play our part in looking after our common home. Collectively, we raise £350.70. This money will be vital in helping the poorest communities around the world who are being particularly affected by climate change. For more information about how our fundraising will be used, visit CAFOD’s website.