Last updated 11th September 2018
The Ascension, Torrisholme used the first Sunday in September 2018 as 'Back to School Sunday'.
They invited children to bring their school bags for blessing at the Parish Mass that day and prepared gifts to go into each school bag, along with a card explaining the gifts.....
They also wrote to the local schools (with whom they historically had no real links) and told them they were praying for them on that day, and would send them a donation from the service to purchase books for their school libraries.
40 children came with their school bags, so the church was packed! The children were also invited to come back and attend Junior Church on the following Sunday.