Mission Teams and The Eco Team
Currently, there are many Chaplaincy teams which students can be involved with.
The Mission Team is a core group of students spanning from Year 7 – Year 11. Their objectives are to evaluate Liturgical Prayer, evaluate tutor group’s faith boards, and prepare afternoon prayer and complete audits for afternoon prayer.
The Global Mission Team is a group of students from Year 7 – Year 13. Their objectives are to help with various fundraising events to help those countries oversees which are struggling. The team helps with bake sales and book sales for CAFOD. They also help with regularly selling soup and bread lunches to raise funds for several charities.
The Local Mission Team is a core group of students from Year 7 – Year 13 who complete outreach. The team helps with foodbank collections in school, organises the food which is then delivered to the foodbank in the local area. The Local Team also help the Global Mission Team with bake sales and other events to help raise funds to respond to world disasters.
The Eco Team is doing lots of excellent work making the school more ecological and sustainable. The Eco Team meet up every Thursday from 3:30pm-4:30pm and complete a variety of tasks such as planting vegetables in our courtyard area, completing audits around school making sure lights are turned off when the rooms are empty, creating Eco posters and collecting pens that no longer work.
There are many opportunities for our students to encounter the Lord.
Year 7 have the opportunity to attend The Briars, which is a Catholic Retreat Centre within our Diocese. The retreat gives students a chance to develop their faith, get to know the Lord more deeply whilst creating new friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
Year 8 go on a retreat to Alton Castle, which is a Catholic retreat centre based in Stoke-On-Trent (Birmingham Diocese). During this retreat, the Year 8’s will experience outdoor adventurous activities such as trekking, biking, indoor climbing, survival, archery and much more. This is combined with spiritual development through enabling the students to encounter Christ through liturgies, Mass and adoration.
Year 9 have an opportunity to go SPEC, which is a Catholic retreat centre based in Westminster Diocese. Here, the students will have the opportunity to have a spiritual and personal encounter with Christ and be equipped to live out the mission entrusted to them by the Lord.
The Year 10’s and 11’s have the opportunity to go on retreat to Soli, which is located within the Birmingham Diocese. The Soli experience is tailor made to support the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of young people through deepening friendships and moments of encounter with Jesus.
Year 10 – Year 13 have the opportunity to go on Pilgrimage to Lourdes, located in the South of France. The Lourdes Pilgrimage is a fun and faith-filled 5-day experience. It includes attending Mass, exploring Lourdes itself, going on processions, visiting the baths, and the Grotto where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Bernadette and much more.
Daily Prayer, Feast Days and Liturgical Prayer
The De Lisle school community joins together each morning and afternoon to pray together in standing assembly and in form times. Prayer slides are created and are sent out each week to form tutors to display the prayers.
You can find these prayer slides here.
We also celebrate the feast days of our house patrons throughout the Year (Saint Margaret Clitherow, Saint John Fisher, Saint Thomas More and Saint Ralph Sherwin) and have termly house gatherings to celebrate our patron saint and the students within that house.
Liturgical prayers happen Every Wednesday – Friday each week. This is student led and always includes prayer, scripture, a reflection on the scripture and a mission for the students to complete.
We base both the prayer slides and the liturgical prayer off the Nottingham Diocese ‘Extra-Ordo-nary’ document.