What is Adoremus?
Corpus Christi June 2018
To mark the Feast of Corpus Christi, we held our annual day of Adoration in school. Canon Peter Newby and Deacon Guido, from St Margaret's Parish, led us in this special celebration. The whole school gathered for a service of Adoration and Benediction. Throughout the day each class spent time together in Adoration in the library. We were responding to Cardinal Nichols call for all schools and parishes to have a time of public Adoration in preparation for the Adoremus National Eucharistic Conference in September. The children prayed the Westminster Prayer during their class time of Adoration.
Assemblies September 2018
During whole school assembly on Friday 7th September, Mrs Yarnell talked to the children about the Adoremus Conference that was taking place that weekend. She showed the children the school's Monstrance and Tabernacle, and talked about what was going to happen in Liverpool that weekend.
During Phase assemblies the week after the conference, children were shown pictures from the weekend, and were asked to reflect on how the Eucharist is the center of the Catholic Faith.
Joint Eucharistic Celebration with other Richmond Catholic schools October 2018
At the end of October, Year Six gathered with children from across the Catholic schools in Richmond borough for a joint Eucharistic celebration. We met at St Mary's University, and celebrated Mass together before holding a Eucharistic Procession around the campus. Ms Armstrong and our Note Bene choir helped lead all the schools in singing hymns during Mass and the time of Adoration afterwards. Each school brought along a symbol of their school. We presented a large shell, representing St James's.
Year 6 Adoremus Art
In preparation for the Joint Richmond Schools Eucharistic Celebration, Year Six children produced their own Adoremus art work in their art lessons. The children reflected on the Eucharist and the Mass, and the sacred vessels used. They then produced their own art pieces showing the host and a chalice.