Social Justice

This week we prepared for Lent through our celebration of Shrove Tuesday with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Stall. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday, and a reminder that Christians are entering a season of penance. 

House Social Justice Captains and House Liturgy Captains rallied their Houses to bring in all sorts of goodies as toppings for the hundreds of pancakes that were cooked so perfectly! Thank you to the students within each House and their families who helped this festivity take place through their generous donations.

The Shrove Tuesday Pancake Stall raised $819.70 for Project Compassion. This year the JPIC team will aim to raise $12,000 during Lent for Project Compassion. If each student donated $2 per week of their pocket money, we can easily reach our target of $12,000!

Charlotte Duff- Clarke, Liturgy Captain, summed it up beautifully in our Ash Wednesday Liturgy:

“There are many ways of fasting –  but all fasting must lead to us being a better person. We may give up something we normally like to have and then give that money to Project Compassion. This Lent the theme of Project Compassion is “Give 100%”. “

This theme reminds us to be generous in all ways, not to hold back.  During Lent we will all be reminded regularly to grow in generosity and give 100% of what we can.

Here are some other ways of fasting:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from taking things for granted and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and retaliation and be patient and forgiving.
  • Fast from negative attitudes and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and trust that God is with you.
  • Fast from pressures and take time to pray.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate.
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled –  make peace with others even if you are the one that has been hurt.
  • Fast from too many words and be silent and listen.  Listen to the stirrings of your heart.  Listen to your conscience. God speaks to us in many ways.

I invite you now to take a few moments to think about what you can do this Lent. 

 

Mrs Libby Parker

Director of Mission