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"On Friday 4 October, some of the chaplains took part in a Chaplaincy training day arranged by the Diocese.  Chaplains from across the Dunstan Partnership came to St Joseph's for the training.  

At the training, we learnt more about what a Saint is, we worked in groups to discuss what it took to be a Saint.  Later in the morning, we learnt about Cardinal Newman and how he was going to be canonised because he helped people with medicines and taught people about God.  

Finally, Anne led a reflection and a Chaplain from St Joseph's helped with this".  Connie, Year 6 Chaplain


Month of Mission

During October, the Chaplains led workshops about October, the Month of Mission.  Each group of Chaplains planned a lesson which included discussing what a Missionary is and looking at different missionaries from St Theresa of Lisiuex to Sister Sonia.  

The Chaplains then explained about the Mission Together Rosary and the significance this has.  

Each class then completed activities about how they could become a missionary by doing little things.  They also used the Mission Together Rosary to think about what the different colours represent and wrote their own missionary prayers and poems.

On Friday 18 October, the Chaplains organised a non-school uniform to raise money for Mission (Mission Together).  They also organised a cake sale for the afternoon to raise money for the charity.  

In November, the Year 6 Chaplains made up Christmas Shoeboxes to send to Albania, Bulgaria and Hungary as part of the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2019.  

For St Joseph's Christmas Fair, the Chaplains ran a stall selling prayer candles.  They made the candles during our chaplaincy sessions and then sold them and the money raised was donated to WWF (World Wildlife Foundation).