In the countdown to the London Games in 2012, school children in the diocese are taking part in a "Relay of Prayer" which will travel over 300 miles, visit 208 schools, and finish at a special service in Salford Cathedral on July 6th 2012.
The aim of the relay is to mark the significance of the Olympic Games by looking at the links between religion and sport as well as celebrating their common ability to bring people together.
Each of the schools will be twinned with one of the 200 countries competing in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Schools will research their adoptive country to find out about the faiths, customs and practices of the area and learn about the lives of children and young people in that country. They will also discover which athletes their twinned country is taking to the Games and remember them and all the Olympic and Paralympic athletes in their prayers and assemblies.
On Thursay 15th September, 6 children from Holy Rosary became PRAYER AMBASSADORS and attended the launch event where they watch and waited for the countries to be drawn from a hat and allocated to schools.
HOLY ROSARY HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO REPRESENT.....
Look at our photos of the launch event !