To coincide with the church’s year of mercy, Catholic Schools’ Week and the school mission run by the Ceili Community, Holy Family Primary and Nursery School, Derry officially opened its specially created Door of Mercy recently.
The pupils and staff at the school have been spending a lot of time discussing how mercy is made real in our lives and how we could recognize if we are growing in mercy. Accordingly, the pupils came up with a great idea to highlight the growth in mercy at the school as the year progresses. Each month the teachers in each class will receive a specially coloured ribbon, for February it is gold, and when the pupils show mercy they will be given a piece of the ribbon and tie it on to the door of mercy.
In March, the ribbon will be purple and the same process will occur. Accordingly, the staff at the school are hoping to see a rainbow of ribbons by June of this year to represent the clear growth in mercy.
The official opening of the door was performed by trustee governor, Sr. Ann Doherty with pupils, Jessica Devine and Daimhin Pritchard assisting.