Schools show their support

30 April 2015

Good Shepherd Mass at Sacred Heart 2015

St Cuthberts Care's 5p Bus project is a modern form of the Good Shepherd in practice, Fr Jim Dunne told school pupils at a Mass held at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle this week.

Fr Jim was celebrating the first of three Good Shepherd Masses being held at schools across the diocese where children, who have been fundraising for the charity, are invited to take part and present their donations.

"Our Lord's work is carrying on in the world today through projects like the 5p Bus which helps the poorer people of our region," said Fr Jim, parish priest at the Sacred Heart Church, North Gosforth.

During the Mass pupils brought posters, photographs and banners depicting their fundraising efforts in support of the bus which tours the most deprived communities of our region offering clothing, toys and other essential items for just 5p per item. The artwork will form a display which will be on show at St Cuthberts Care's head office during the summer term.

Moira Ashman, St Cuthberts Care's Chief Executive, told pupils that the support from schools through fundraising, volunteering at our services and through keeping the work of the charity in their prayers, was very much appreciated. "These are wonderful acts of kindness and compassion by you during Lent. I am very proud of you. Thank you all," she said.

Further Good Shepherd Masses are being held during the next week at St Leonard's School, Durham, and Carmel College, Darlington.