All Saints, All souls
Remember those who kept the faith
Who always turned to pray
Who showed the love of Jesus in their lives from day to day.
Remember those this special time who live with God above,
All Saints, All Souls, and all our own who live with God in love.
As we light our candle today we remember family and friends who have died. All Souls Day is celebrated on the 2nd of November in the church. It is a tradition of honouring and respecting the memory of the faithful departed. You all know people in your family that has gone to heaven or who may be very sick, and also people that are special and important to you . You all got a leaf to write down the names of people that you want to pray for during assembly today. Can you hold up your leaf and we are going to pray in silence for all the people mentioned. We will have a few moments silence to think of all those special people now,
Ms O’Connor’s fifth class read the Prayers of the Faithful
Prayer One We pray for all those who have died, especially those whom we have known and loved. We pray they enjoy perfect happiness and total fulfilment in eternal life.
We pray for our families. May our love for each other support us during good times and bad times. Our family should always be a very important part of our lives.
We pray for the sick and for those who care for them at home and in hospital. May they know the strength of God is always with them.
Mr Reidy spoke to assembly about Donaghmore Ashbourne playing in the County Final against Simonstown in Pairc Tailteann this Sunday the 30th of October. Two players from the team Brian Menton and Andrew Tormey went to school in St Declan’s. Mr Melia who is part of our Learning Support team also plays on the team. We wish tem every success.
The following children won the Student of the month Trophy
Room 2 Rachel
Room 3 Ella
Room 6 Oliwia
Room 4 Freya
Room 5 Rebecca
Well Done !!
The best line award went to Room 2. They get extra time on yard.
The best dressed class went to Room 4. The get a night off homework.
Attendance Award- This is a new award that we will be awarding a prize for at our next assembly. The day before our next assembly Mr Reidy will be checking the rolls to see what class has the best attendance for the month. This means it is up to everyone in the class to make a special effort to be at school every day. Attendance is very important in St. Declan’s and we want to acknowledge the good attendance of so many children. There will be one winner from the 3 fifth classes and one winner from the 2 sixth classes. The prize will be extra golden time for your class to be decided upon by your teacher.
Ms Collins fifth class performed the poem Oiche Shamhna for us.
They also brought the Halloween jars they made during their art class this week to assembly.
We finished assembly by singing the song Remember Them for all the loved people in our lives who have gone to heaven. Mr Reidy wished everyone a very happy and safe Halloween