“Practical Ideas for Missionary Parishes” – #6 Bless Your School Leavers

As it comes to the end of another academic year, you might want to think about how the school leavers in your local catholic schools will practice their faith at university.

Solihull parish (St Augustine’s) has been offering prayer packs to students over the past few years, as they pick up their results during the summer holidays. This can be a great way of reminding them that their local parish is praying for them and that God has a plan for their lives irrespective of the results they receive.

The impact is not just felt by the students but also by their parents, who in some cases request packs too, and can start faith based conversations. It can also improve links between the parish and the school. Here is an idea of what you might want to include in a pack…

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