Faith In Action
Faith in Action is a national award scheme for young people aged between 10 and 18, supported by CYMFed (Catholic Youth Ministry Federation). The scheme has been designed to be accessible, to acknowledge good works and encourage more, and to ensure that action is rooted in faith.
“A faith without works, a faith that doesn’t get you involved, isn’t faith. It is words and nothing more than words.”
Pope Francis – 21st February 2014
The Four Sections
Participants undertake activities in four different areas:
Going on a retreat, leading class prayers and taking opportunities to have a variety of different prayer experiences.
Pilgrimage & Procession
Joining with Diocesan pilgrimages and processions like Walsingham, Lourdes and Batley, as well as family or school opportunities to local places of pilgrimage.
Contributing to the life of the local parish e.g. welcoming at Mass, reading bidding prayers and helping with younger children.
Volunteering in the local community, fundraising, campaigning, getting involved in the work of charities.
Our Faith in Action group spend time visiting local residential homes to sing at, volunteering at local luncheons, reading or serving at Mass and raising money in school from bun sales.
Our children are confident readers when we attend Mass at our church with our sister school, St Anne's.
In July 2022, Year 6 went on Pilgrimage to Holy Island in Northumberland and learnt all about St Aiden and St Cuthbert. We were lucky enough to visit Lindisfarne Priory and learnt about the Viking danger to Christianity.