Coventry school children take part in first Holy Communion  - The Coventry Observer

Coventry school children take part in first Holy Communion 

Holly Clement 20th Jun, 2024   0

COVENTRY school children were joined by by superheros to learn about how they can be a force for food ahead of a major faith milestone.

The message from the Romero Catholic Academy was ‘All saints have origin stories’ – more than 300 year three students from across the city attended Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Schools first Holy Communion.

Children aged seven and eight marked the sacred rite of passage in their local churches – accepting the bread and wine, also known as the Eucharist.

This was the first time children from all seven Roman Catholic Academy primary schools were brought together for the Holy Communion.

Tom Scott Machin, lay chaplain at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, said: “Celebrations like this are a great opportunity to show we are part of an incredible school community, and I think it’s quite powerful to be able to bring so many young people together at this time in their lives.

“Today has been all about reminding the children that normal people are capable of achieving special things, with prayers, reflections and activities adding up to a day that I hope will stay with them for a long time.

“We wanted to bring everyone together to emphasise that we have an incredible community across our schools, and while faith can mean lots of things to lots of people, we are all part of something bigger than ourselves.”

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