Some schools in the Diocese celebrated the feast day of St Francis of Assisi earlier this month. For St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School in Crawley, it was a special day for pupils and staff, as it was their Patronal Feast. Celebrations included Mass being streamed from St Wilfrid’s Catholic Church in Burgess Hill. The school was very grateful to Fr Rick McGrath who kindly agreed to offer the Mass to all the children and staff at St Francis of Assisi.
Meanwhile in Guildford, Class 1F at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School also celebrated the feast day of their class's patron this week. They learnt all about his early life and affluent beginnings before, as legend has it, he rescued the town by taming a wolf that terrorised the people. St Francis class celebrated the legacy of this great saint by doing all things animal themed for the afternoon, including designing their own animal rescue shelters!