Celebrating the Feast of St Philip Evans
On Thursday 25th October, Father Gareth celebrated a special Mass to mark the occasion of the canonization of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. Mass was celebrated in the school hall and pupils from Reception to Year 6 attended. Mrs Roberts had been working with a group of learners to write a hymn about the life of St Philip Evans and it was the first time that this hymn had been sung in a mass.
Twelve pupils dressed as people from the Old Testament and the Six Welsh Martyrs to help Father Gareth in his homily.
Father Gareth gave the school a new chasuble as it was probably his final Mass that he would celebrate in St Philip Evans. The new chasuble is embellished with the harp and tower from our school badge and the keys to the Kingdom and the swords that represent St Peter and St Paul. We will treasure it forever. Thank you for celebrating this special Mass with us Father Gareth.