What a lovely morning was had by all at Helensburgh’s Lite Bite Coffee morning on 31 May when some P7 children from St. Joseph’s went down to help and say ‘Thanks’. The ladies and gentleman of the regular Tuesday coffee morning held at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall welcomed the children of St. Joseph’s with open arms – and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves getting acquainted with not only Parish members but also members of the Helensburgh community from other faiths…or no faith at all.
Having now twice benefited from the proceeds of the coffee mornings, the Head Teacher asked if the children could come down to help the community on one of their mornings by way of thanks. This year the donation from the coffee morning has allowed the school to purchase the First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion children’s workbooks from the Archdiocese of Glasgow in preparation for next year’s teaching on these special Sacraments. In addition, as the children concerned were working towards their Parish Commendation for the Pope Francis Faith Award, this was an ideal opportunity to allow them to be of service to the Parish and local community. ‘This was such a valuable and positive experience both for the children and me as we spent the morning with the ladies and gentlemen who run and attend the coffee morning’, said Ms Collins, Head Teacher. ‘The helpers and participants made us feel so welcome, gave us a lovely card, flowers and baking for the staff room!.
I was so glad that Olivia used her talents as a budding piano player to entertain the ladies and gentlemen….and above all, it was so rewarding to hear the members compliment the children on their manners and interest in the community’s coffee morning – we had such a wonderful time and are so very glad to have strengthened further the partnership with the Parish and local community’.