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On Thursday 10 May, Rt Rev Tom Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool celebrated the Feast of the Ascension at St Edward's College, West Derby.
The whole school was involved in the celebration of this Holy Day of Obligation beginning with Mass in the College Hall for the younger pupils and prefects who were joined by members of the Faith in Action and Edmund Rice Advocacy groups. Bishop Tom then led the procession of the Blessed Sacrament from the Hall out to where the rest of the school were waiting to join in the recitation of the Rosary. The decades of the Rosary were recited by pupils from the College’s Faith in Action group over a loudspeaker system to allow the prayers to accompany the procession. On arrival at the front of the school building, where the altar had been positioned, the College’s choir sang devotional hymns as pupils gathered on the lawn. The benediction of the Blessed Sacrament began while the school community kept a silent adoration. Readings and prayers were led by the Head Boy and Head Girl with further music from the College choir finishing off what had been a very respectful and reverent marking of the Feast Day.
Afterwards a Barbeque was enjoyed by all pupils involved in preparation of the service and procession with beautiful sunny weather adding to the occasion. It was a reflective and enriching experience for the whole school community.