The St Augustine’s Faith in Action Team stepped into new territory this week when they organised our first Family Fun Day.  The plan was to have an afternoon of prayer, fun and cake with bouncy castles and a few snakes thrown in! 

The day began in the Hall with several hundred parishioners taking part in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  Fr. Phil Cunnah led us in prayer based on the story of Emmaus – teaching us that Jesus meets us in the Eucharist just as he met the disciples on the road.  People then flowed through to the gym where a small army of pupils and parishioners were waiting with a variety of craft activities – stone painting, biscuit decoration, printing, mask making and even a religious tattoo parlour! 

There were also games for children of all ages including Hook A Duck, skittles, archery and crazy golf.  Ruby Cooper did sterling service as a face painter for hours, and Wild Animal Encounters kept everyone entertained with their collection of unusual creatures. 

It was estimated that almost 500 people attended invited from all the Catholic schools of Scarborough and Bridlington, all were served by our brave catering team who dished out tea and cake endlessly.  Thank you so much to all of our staff, parishioners and pupils who gave up their Saturday afternoon to serve at the day.  It was truly a memorable occasion.