Missio held a very special workshop at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, on Friday 12 October. All Hallows was hosting the Shrewsbury Diocese annual Mini-DASH event. Over 100 students from schools across the Diocese gathered together.
The event took place just two days before the canonisation of St Oscar Romero. So Mini-DASH took the Salvadoran Arch-Bishop and former Missio Director as inspiration. Missio joined the event to highlight St Romero as a missionary of Christ’s love, and the challenge he left us ‘to be God’s microphone, God’s messenger.’
“Everyone I have spoken to enjoyed the experience and valued the opportunity to explore the life and message of, now, St. Oscar Romero… The presentation and workshop were so engaging.”
– Mrs Cath Duffy, Schools Chaplaincy Coordinator
‘Stand up and speak out’
Students engaged in a series of fun challenges, all of which encouraged them to ‘stand up and speak out’. Their enthusiasm continued as the whole group took part in a rre-telling of St Romero’s life and mission. The drama in turn led students into their closing small group activities, where they considered St Romero’s legacy. They contemplated how they too are called to be missionaries of Christ’s love through words and actions.
Mini-DASH runs alongside the meeting of Shrewsbury’s Secondary Headteachers and provides an excellent opportunity to promote cooperation and encourage student leaders. School Chaplain Coordinator, Mrs Cath Duffy, organised the event.