News and Updates
Year of Oscar Romero
To commemorate the centenary year of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador, the Diocesan Department for Education is producing monthly resources for schools. Resources include background information and suggestions of how to celebrate the year in school, a Year of Oscar Romero Plan and a Romero prayer bag which can be found on the Year of Oscar Romero web page.
Youth Friday Celebration 2017
On 1 February, representatives from our Diocesan schools gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral for a special celebration of youth ministry in our Diocese incorporating liturgy, music, dance and mime.
A selection of photos from the event can be viewed in our gallery.
English Martyrs' Oscar Romero Day
English Martyrs RC Primary School in Fenham held an Oscar Romero day. They also supported UNICEF by wearing blue jeans and donating £1.00. At the end of the day the contributions led to a final donation of £300.00 for this charity. Sumin Benny from year six wrote, ‘Oscar Romero has really affected my life by the way he tried to save the freedom of the people who were poor in El Salvador and how he stood up for them.’
We would love to see how your school has been celebrating the Year of Oscar Romero. Please send us information and pictures of your activities and displays for our website and gallery.