Live Simply Award
At St Francis Xavier we are taking part in CAFOD's LiveSimply award. Throughout the year, we are showing different ways that our school and community are living:
The LiveSimply award is an opportunity for our community - to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.
Through Advent, our Chaplaincy team have been reflecting upon what we at St Francis Xavier can do to live out Jesus’ calling for us to give to others. The children have identified a local appeal ‘Christmas Angels’ which is collecting gifts to give to those less fortunate in our community this Christmas.
Each class will be collecting gifts to donate to this appeal throughout Advent.
We are encouraging the children to get involved with this appeal by donating their pocket money to buy a gift, doing extra chores at home in order to buy a gift or giving up a weekly treat in order to donate an item for those in need.
‘When someone asks you for something, give it to him; when someone wants to borrow something, lend it to him.’ – Matthew 5:42
Our St Francis Xavier community have been extremely generous with their donations for our Christmas Angel appeal. The chaplaincy team were extremely excited to gather the donations from every class ready to be collected and donated in Doncaster.
We are blown away by the kindness and compassion shown from our pupils and families with their Harvest donations. Some children have even worked hard at home to earn money to spend on donations for Harvest which is amazing! We are so proud of you and know these donations have been well received.
"For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home."