Four students from Thomas Becket brought up the gifts of bread and wine to the Bishop at the Offertory, they did this with reverence and grace.
At the end of Mass, Fr Wayne from Missio was presented with a cheque for over £12,000 from the 53 Northampton Diocesan Schools present at the Mass. The donation was raised in accordance with Pope Francis' wishes for us all to act and observe October as an Extraordinary Month of Mission. In early October, all four schools in the Trust each marched a mile for Missio and asked for your donations in return. We're very pleased to have been able to contribute towards this fantastic donation total, thank you all for your generosity.
The banners from St Gregory’s, The Good Shepherd, St Mary’s and Thomas Becket were carried with pride by two pupils from each school, in a colourful banner procession with all of the schools at the end of the Mass.
After Mass, the children and young people joined together for a picnic style lunch with children from around the Diocese, before setting off back to school just in time for the last lesson of the day.