08 Sep Fr Andrew – Classroom Blessings
This week we have been blessing the classrooms – and just by chance most of the children have also been sprinkled with Holy Water. Although we have done it now, it does not really have much to do with COVID, as the blessing is really to invite God’s Holy Spirit to be present in the classroom and to protect those who work and play in these spaces.
To ‘create’ Holy Water, I add a bit of salt to water and then bless it with a special prayer. Next, I sprinkle the water around the classroom (and on most of the children) and bless it and the children in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This has been a really special occasion for all of us who have been involved in it.