Daily Update - 20th May

Just a short update for you today as there is a lot to read in the message about opening the school.

Ascension Day

Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, 40 days after Easter Sunday, the day Jesus was taken up into heaven to be with his Father. He promised his disciples to send a comforter – the Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit that is with us today to guide our faith and our Church. It is a holyday of obligation for Catholics and if you want to attend Mass slightly differently this year, why not join the Church of the Ascension of Our Lord in New York for their feast day:


Thank a Teacher Day

A message from the Department of Education:

Today we are saying thank you to teachers, senior leaders, support staff and all those working in education settings who are making a difference to their schools and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. To mark the day, you can send a free thank you card to a member of school staff.

The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, said: “Thank a Teacher Day gives us all a great opportunity to thank everyone working in education, but I especially wanted to express my respect and admiration for all staff in nurseries, schools and colleges for going above and beyond to help this country tackle coronavirus and continue to support young people.”