‘Adoremus is a unique opportunity for the Church to gather and reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist and particularly to explore the place of Eucharistic Adoration.’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Between 7th and 9th September 2018, the bishops of England and Wales held a National Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool. A Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of Catholics to witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to adore together His supreme act of love.

Throughout the year, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School aims to nourish and strengthen pupils’ understanding of Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament. Each half term has a specific focus on Adoremus linked to a quote from the Bible and a painting.

Autumn 1 – Pilgrimage

Did Our Hearts Not Burn Within Us by Michael Malm

‘And their eyes were opened and they recognised Him.’ Luke 24:31

In RE, the children discussed how the Adoremus Congress in Liverpool was a pilgrimage for those that attended and learnt about other pilgrimages such as the one many Catholics make to Lourdes every year. A representative from HCPT – a charity that arranges pilgrimages for disadvantaged and disabled children and young adults – presented assemblies to KS1 and KS2. The school raised money for the charity through a quiz night for adults and a mufti day where children could wear their own clothes.

Autumn 2 – Friendship

Resting in His Presence by Elizabeth Wang

‘Love one another as I have loved you.’ John 13:34