The May edition of the Hallam News sees the introduction of an exciting new initiative which aims to engage our children in thinking about the key celebrations, messages and themes of the Liturgy they will be celebrating in the weeks following the publication of the paper.

We begin this feature with the story of the Ascension, activities for children to work with and questions for them to consider. We hope that these pages will help our children to be able to follow liturgical celebrations more closely and in a way that is increasingly more meaningful to each one of them.

We, as adults, may like to share these pages with children to both help the children appreciate the celebrations of the Church, as we progress through the year and remember the significant events in the life of Christ and also to give us a means of thinking through at our own level, what the message of the Ascension means to us and the impact and meaning this celebration has for each one of us.