Celebration and Presentation of Certificates for CCRS Students

At the end of long term the students of the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies accompanied by  their families and friends came together for a Liturgy of thanksgiving and a celebration at the Hallam Pastoral Centre on 18 July. During the liturgy two of the students spoke about how valuable the course had been in their faith formation. Margaret Eames spoke how the course had helped her to deepen her understanding of the faith that she had received from her parents. She talked about how when had she passed the 11 plus she had moved to a non-Catholic school and her formal religious education ceased. She went on to say that the course allowed her to ask the questions that she had not been allowed to ask as a young person. Together with Margaret, Carmel Cooke, Sarah Verdon-Smith, Clare Slade and Christina Curtis all received certificates from Bishop Ralph. He thanked them for their commitment to developing their faith and for sticking with the course which had been interrupted by the Covid pandemic.  It was also an opportunity to give thanks for the tutors who had accompanied them during the course. The liturgy was followed with a buffet and an opportunity to socilaise.

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