Preps and Juniors go on pilgrimage

Posted: 4th March 2016

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral  

Mrs Tippen, Deputy Head, Juniors, reports on the Year of Mercy Diocesan pilgrimage undertaken this week by our Preps and Juniors:

‘On Wednesday 2nd March, Mrs Tippen and Mrs Costello accompanied six girls from Prep III – Upper II on a pilgrimage to Westminster Cathedral as part of the Year of Mercy.  Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrated a lively and beautiful Mass for all the primary schools in the Diocese of Westminster.  Over 900 pupils attended and we all had the opportunity to enter through the Holy Door of Mercy.


In his homily, the Cardinal asked the congregation to do something very special.  We had to re-read the words of the Gospel which encourage us all to ‘be compassionate… do not judge… do not condemn… give, and there will be gifts poured into your lap.’  He explained that the mercy of Jesus is what helps us to pick ourselves up again when we have done something wrong: to start afresh and to go forth and try again.  Cardinal Vincent gave all the children a mission to return to their schools and read this passage to the every pupil in the school.  Anna O’Brien, Kara Irvine, Rosa & Ilona Piesakowska, Primrose Phang and Kate Story will be fulfilling their mission at assemblies in Junior and Senior and Prep assemblies over the next few days.’


Thank you to all those who took part in this pilgrimage and acted as representatives of our school community in this very special Year of Mercy.


Categories: Faith Life Junior Prep Whole School