On Tuesday, Antoinette Moynihan, Children of the Eucharist leader, attended Sacred Heart Primary School, Byermoor to deliver sessions to Year 4, 5 and 6 in front of the Blessed Sacrament. During the sessions, Antoinette talked about the different Sacraments in the Catholic Church and explained the different sacred objects that are required during adoration, such as the monstrance and the Eucharist. The children then participated in prayer, song and quiet time in front of the Blessed Sacrament. After their reflection time, the children shared some of the amazing experiences they had experienced, such as feelings of peace and calmness.

After school, Antoinette led a staff session in front of the Blessed Sacrament. She explained what inspired her to set up the ministry and how it had grown exponentially over the past ten years. She then led some reflection time in front of the Blessed Sacrament with soothing music and shared a meditation given by Mother Theresa. Overall, it was a brilliant day that showed us the benefit of being still and present, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

This has been our first year involved in the Children of the Eucharist programme. It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm the children had during the visit. It is wonderful to watch their faith and understanding of God’s love for us grow. They spoke beautifully about the many wonderful gifts He bestows on us every day. The Children of the Eucharist programme allows them time to reflect and appreciate the many wonders of God. We are really looking forward to continuing this exciting programme in our school.” Mary Cunningham, Deputy Headteacher.