I’m Issie, I’m the Lay Chaplain here at St Teresa’s School. I also work at the Trinity School and other primary schools within the Catherine McAuley Hub.
I love working with young people, helping them to explore their faith through worship and retreat sessions. Why not check out our Instagram below to see what we get up to?
This year has already been busy for Chaplaincy here at St Teresa’s! We have visited both Year 3 and Year 6 classes already, running retreats with the students thinking about our Catholic virtues. The students have delved deeper into the scriptures, learnt songs and then finished their retreats by leading a liturgical prayer for their whole Key Stage. Meanwhile, in our afterschool Chaplaincy Team, we have welcomed 12 new Year 5 students and begun preparing ourselves to become faith leaders in our school. The first week we introduced ourselves and then reminded the students how to use the Let Us Pray 2gether boxes in order to help students around the school in leading liturgical prayer. After that we planned an introduction of the team and looked a little into the life of St Teresa to share with the school during our upcoming Little Way Week! On top of all of this, we have welcomed our new Chaplain Kieran who is working alongside Issie in our Hub, and the new OLoL Apprentice Chaplain Beth who is working with us as well. Overall we’ve had a great start to the year and can’t wait to keep exploring our faith!