The younger congregation of The Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich were busy over the Lenten period getting to know CAFOD’s Dig Deep theme.
Catholic Liturgy Group co-ordinator Mary Cordeaux said the children had both a hands-on approach to Dig Deep and also learnt about the liturgy behind it.
Children, in the five to eight-year-old group, enjoyed making an Easter garden in a baking tray and also produced a Dig Deep display for the whole congregation to enjoy.
The older age groups, aged eight to 12 years, learnt about Dig Deep through studying the liturgy in more detail.
Mary, who is also a teaching assistant at the city’s St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary, said: “We take the children out for the first half of Mass to help them gain a greater understanding of the liturgy. They enjoyed the Dig Deep activities we did with them. They liked helping to plant a fruit tree and literally digging deep.”
Pupils at St Francis got well and truly into our Dig Deep appeal. They also did gardening at school with Patrick Jamiru, from CAFOD sister organistion Cartia Kenema in Sierra Leone. Read more about how the transformed part of their playground into a vegetable patch here