Monday, 14 December 2015

Pope Francis Selfie OFFICIAL!

The Pope has finally taken his first official selfie! Instagram has gone mad over the first official papal, self taken shot.

It isn't his first involvement with a selfie and many people, particularly the young have taken a snap with him:

However the selfie has universal appeal with this Christmas jumper selling out in super quick time:

Are you celebrating Christmas with a selfie?

Sunday, 13 December 2015

SHoM Christmas Charities 2015

It has been decided to split the money from:
  • Non-uniform day
  • Carol Service retiring collection
  • Staff Christmas cards (for new staff: many staff donate to charity instead of sending individual cards, please send money to Finance office)
  • RE fundraising lessons

 The money will be divided equally between four charities:
  • Little Angels Trust – supporting children in the UK and Ghana suffering from cancer (working in partnership with GOSH)
  • Text Santa – ITV’s annual charity appeal
  • Crisis – supporting the homeless on the streets of the UK
  • Newman Catholic School in Carlisle – A school that has been devastated by the recent flooding and is appealing for help to rebuild

Friday, 11 December 2015

A Prayer From Santa to Jesus

I'm never sure how Father Christmas and Jesus can be fully reconciled... Here's an attempt. What do you think?

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,
I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace.
People give me lists of wishes and hope that they came true;
But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do.

Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;
But you love them unconditionally and that love will abound.
I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season;
But you leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reasons.

I have a lot of believers and what one might call fame;
But I never healed the blind or tried to help the lame.
I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;
But no nail—scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.

You may find several of me in town or at a mall;
But there is only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinner’s call.
And so, my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray;

To worship and adore you on this, your holy birthday.

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