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Education Sunday- Blessed Sacrament Procession

Pupils from St Mary’s took part in a special procession at Buckfast Abbey, on Education Sunday, to mark¬†‚ÄėAdoremus: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress‚Äô which took place in Leeds.¬† ¬†Parishes around the country were asked to process the Blessed Sacrament, so at Buckfast the children from St Mary’s who have recently received their First Holy Communion helped to lead the procession around Buckfast Abbey and the grounds outside.

Leavers' Mass

In line with tradition, Year 6 leavers led the end of year Mass for the whole school community.  Afterwards, there was a special cake for the pupils to enjoy.

Saints' Day Prayer Space

St Mary’s pupils took part in a special Prayer Space, focussing on ‘Saints’.¬† The day took place close during the same week as the Feast Day of St Benedict, who is of particular importance to the school as he was the founder of Benedictine monasteries and Buckfast Abbey is a Benedictine monastery.

First Holy Communion

Six pupils from St Mary’s have spent the past few months preparing for their First Holy Communion. Each week after school, there have been special classes which the children have attended to learn more about their faith.¬† The event itself took place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in Buckfast Abbey.¬† Afterwards there was a special celebration for all of the children and their friends and families.

The Three Trees

The school choir at St Mary’s have been practising over the past few months to present ‘The Three Trees’,¬†which is based on the Easter story.¬† After lots of lunchtime and after school rehearsals, they presented the musical piece to the whole school community.


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