Year 7 HoY Update #4

Hello Year 7 students!

Now that you are officially Year 7 pupils, Miss Shirley and I are very excited that we will be finally meeting you on Thursday after a disrupted 2019-2020 academic year. 

I know that you are all very excited about starting Year 7 at Bishop Challoner Catholic College,…

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Year 7 HoY Update #3

Hello Year 6 students.

I hope that you are enjoying your last few days as Year 6 pupils – it is all a little bit strange this year. I hope that you have been able to leave your Primary schools in style. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your different experiences when I finally get to…

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Year 7 HoY Update #2

Weekly update from the Head of Year 7 (Mrs McGowan)

Hello once again Year 6.  I hope that you are all well and are looking forward to the summer break.  I know that I am excited that I may be able to go camping for a few days in August.

I want to keep you up to date with plans for next…

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Year 7 HoY Update #1

Head of Year, Mrs McGowan

My name is Mrs McGowan and I am the Head of Year 7 at Bishop Challoner Catholic College. I have been a French teacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic College for the last 16 years and I have been a Head of Year for the last 10 years.

I love…

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Pause For Prayer Blog – Laudato Si Week

Pause For Prayer Blog – Laudato Si Week – 21/05/2020

This week has been designated Laudato Si' Week.  We are asked to pray about caring for Our Common Home.  The weeklong celebration is to honour Pope Francis’ writing on ecology and climate change, and to encourage us to build a better world…

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Strange Times by Fr Sean from Our Lady of Lourdes 

This Blog post is Strange Times by Fr Sean from Our Lady of Lourdes 

Strange Times” - words we have being hearing regularly over the past few months.  Our present times are indeed strange and unfamiliar - the coronavirus has changed our lives and our world. 

For myself here at Our Lady of…

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May is the month of Mary

May is the Month of Mary

Throughout the month of may, we are exploring the Yes of Mary and the sacrificial love she had of faith to say Yes to the son of God.

“Mary’s “yes” is most profound to me in the way that it changed her life. It is believable, even without God’s request, that she and…

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Keeping Faith Alive

Keeping Faith Alive

Before Pope Francis was Pope Benedict, and for the 27 years before that our Pope was John Paul the Second (JPII).

As with all Popes, he was an incredible human being and there are so many things about him that brought joy to my faith and which I would like to share with…

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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

During these times, I am finding that prayer is a vital part of keeping positivity up. If there are thoughts or struggles, I am having I offer them up to the Lord in prayer. This being said, I know that churches aren’t open for public masses, but this doesn’t mean the Church…

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Blog - Catholic Life

“Rosary and Significance”

Every Thursday in the chapel, we have a rosary club. Every week, we pray a different decade of the rosary and delve into its significance, so we truly think about what we are praying. We are guided through the rosary and it allows us to give the prayer its true value…

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