The Holy Father will be meeting over 3000 children and young people at the Big Assembly on 17th September. However, for those people who won’t be able to attend the Big Assembly itself, there are other ways that they can get involved.
Firstly, the Big Assembly will be televised (more details on this to follow soon!), so we hope that every school will be watching from wherever they are that morning. It would be great if schools decided to invite parents, parishioners or members of their local community to join them for this. Why not have a party to celebrate Catholic education alongside the Holy Father?
Secondly, there will be three hymns sung by the whole congregation at St Mary’s during the Big Assembly. We’ll be posting more details about these hymns on the blog soon and we’d encourage every school to practise them now in readiness for September.
Thirdly, there will be lots of resources being posted online here over the next few weeks, to help to prepare children and young people for the visit. Please make use of these in your lesson planning and during assemblies.
Let us know what you’re doing to prepare for the Holy Father’s visit this September using the comment box below!