Students have been celebrating Easter with assemblies following the themes of the Easter Vigil Liturgy which begins with the blessing of the Paschal or Easter Candle (pictured).
This year there was a particular focus on our baptism. During assembly students renewed their baptismal promises, declaring that we reject sin so as to live in freedom as God’s children; rejecting the glamour of evil and declaring that we believe in God the Father who created all things, his Son Jesus Christ who rose from the dead and in the Holy Spirit who gives us strength.
All-powerful God, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
by water and the Holy Spirit you freed us from sin and gave us new life.
Send your Holy Spirit on us to be our Helper and Guide.
Give us the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of right judgment and courage,
The spirit of knowledge and reverence.
Fill us with the spirit of wonder and awe in your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.