Dear Parents & Students,
We celebrated the great feast of the Immaculate Conception at the start of the second Week of Advent. Already in the 2nd week and we can look forward to the sense of Joy at the Birth of Christ. But as the Gospel reminded us at the very start of Advent listening to the Words are not enough, we must also act. As Headmaster I am most proud of how our school has responded this Advent season. We have been busy moving through the early days of Advent in Prayer, Hope and Peace. Our daily reflections in staff briefing and in form class are based on the daily Gospel readings. I have sent a copy home to all families in the hope that you can join in with us each day. Our Advent Collections are building strong. Students and staff are donating money and food items for CAFOD World Gifts and for the local SVP. We often forget in the dark days of January how many people go hungry. I hope that the large collection of tinned goods and toiletries will help many families through this most difficult time. Staff are donating money for Gregg’s gift vouchers. A simple idea and one we would encourage others to be involved in. A £5 gift card from Greggs, given to the homeless will provide them with a hot meal and a drink. Simple but effective. At Trinity, as we move towards welcoming Christ into the world I am sure our students’ actions will help others.
I wish you and yours a very prayerful time this Advent season and a peaceful Christmas.
Dr P.C. Doherty OBE