On Friday 7th June, Bishop Philip celebrated the annual Mass for Schools in the Cathedral. We have 75 schools across the Diocese and the Mass was attended by representative teachers and students from many of them, near and far. The theme this year was based around St. Oscar Romero and at the end of Mass, I gave out awards to those schools that had excelled in the Oscar Romero Award programme. The Oscar Romero Award recognises a school’s commitment to Catholic Social Teaching. The award itself is a way of supporting schools in realising and living the unique calling of a Catholic school to become an evangelising centre by empowering young people and staff to become true agents of the change they want to see in the world by putting their faith into action. You can read more about it here.
Bishop Philip is very impressed and inspired by St. Oscar and in the Mass he dedicated the homily to this great man. You can read what he said here.