Christ is alive! He is our hope, and in a wonderful way he brings youth to our world. The very first words, then, that I would like to say to every young Christian are these: Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive! (Pope Francis, Christus Vivit)

Happy are the Poor

There are so many people living in poverty today. But there are also so many living in spiritual poverty; hungry for more in their life. St Augustine said ‘the heart is restless until it rests in God’. Young people can find themselves restless as they hunger for God.

At Notre Dame we try to satisfy that hunger with our times of collective worship and year group assemblies. We have regular celebrations of Mass and liturgies through the year. The chapel is well used for times of prayer and reflection and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

We support our students to experience their faith in different cultures and communities through times of pilgrimage to Lourdes, places associated with St Julie, and other places of pilgrimage.

Happy those who Hunger

As well as spiritual hunger we know so many across the world are physically hungry and are disadvantaged in different ways. Here at Notre Dame we try to live out our Gospel values and put our faith into action in the local community and through global charities.

We invite young people to be part of the national Faith in Action scheme where they can gain an award for the number of credits in a year they offer in service to the community. Our Eco Club meet weekly to participate in meaningful and enjoyable environmental projects and activities. We support various charities such as CAFOD, MIND, Mary’s Meals and local charities such as Nugent and The Whitechapel Centre.

We use the liturgical seasons of Lent and Advent to launch campaigns such as those on the environment and to reflect on displaced refugees and asylum seekers.

You will Laugh

Of course, faith should always be life affirming and joy giving. As Pope Francis says above, we should be people of hope.

With chaplaincy we try to welcome all people and give staff and students a sense of fellowship and community. We have a growing group of young people willing to take a lead in the faith journey of the school community through the Cafod Young Leaders Scheme.

And this faith journey is complemented and supported through our Charity Club.

Young people and staff share in the lives and of each other with a spirit of faith, fun, friendship and fellowship.

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