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  Headteachers, Teachers and Governers - Content FAQs  
 

Spreading the Sunday Gospel to families through primary schools and enriching the Home, School & Parish partnership.

Headteacher Asks... Content FAQ

1. WHO IS THE CONTENT AIMED AT?
2. WHICH VERSION OF THE SUNDAY GOSPEL IS USED?
3. WILL THE MATERIAL BE DIRECTLY LINKED WITH ANY EXISTING SCHOOL RE PROGRAMMES?

 
WHO IS THE CONTENT AIMED AT?

Because The Wednesday Word Family Time page contains the Gospel it is aimed at everyone. However, the weekly letter and the Sixty Seconds Section aim to engage in particular with the approximately 80% of school parents who do appear to be currently interested in existing adult or child catechesis, or in attending Mass. We are aware that many families with children in Catholic schools will only have one Catholic parent. We aim therefore aim to promote Catholic truth sensitively but in an inspiring way, and to inform parents about the relevance of the faith for themselves and their children.

The wording is primarily aimed at the parents and carers, rather than at the children, because it is the adult's relationship with God that will have the most significant impact on the future faith-life of the family. This in turn inevitably contributes to the overall well-being of the family.

The Wednesday Word aims to help schools and the Church to enhance links with parents and carers. This we believe will greatly enrich and help to achieve the aims of the home, school and parish partnership.

However, feedback suggests that The Wednesday Word has also made a profound impact on school families who already go to church. The Wednesday Word is an excellent way for practising Catholic families to prepare for the proclamation of the Gospel at the coming Sunday Mass. It also helps them to transmit the faith to their children and so further develop the domestic church.

 

Fr Timothy Swinglehurst
Parish Priest, St Austin's

Dannie Firth
Foundation Governor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Imagine a sower going out to sow. Some seeds fell on rich soil and produced their crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

Matt 13:3 & 8