At the Mayo RC School, we believe that a Catholic school is one in which the teachings of Jesus Christ are integrated into the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of school life. We aspire to have our students develop a way of living that embodies the life of Jesus Christ. On Wednesday, March 7, 2013, as part of my CREDI practicum project, “Strengthening our Catholic Culture and Identity at Mayo RC”, we held an historic and significantly spiritual event. It was the day our newly refurbished prayer room was blessed by the school’s manager, Fr Alan Hall. The simple event proved to be a meaningful moment for the entire Mayo RC community.
The main purpose of our prayer room is to allow all students to learn, pray and worship while growing in their relationship with God through the understanding of Roman Catholic teachings. In an effort to engage students in learning about the Catholic faith, the prayer room is divided into several different prayer stations, so that students can move around the room if they wish. There is a Mary corner, a ‘prayer wall’ where students will be encouraged to write their prayer requests, an area for reading Catholic books, and a station for students’ artwork. The prayer room will also be used to conduct religious education classes.
– submitted by a CREDI student