On Tuesday 6th December 2022, a group of Form 4 (Year 10) students at St. Margaret’s College Secondary School Verdala participated in a Eucharistic Adoration session in the school chapel. This adoration session was organized by the School Spiritual Director, Fr Carmelo Spiteri ocd in coordination with the Senior Religion teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc and the R.E. team.
Throughout this celebration, students enjoyed some few moments of silence and reflection in front of the Holy Eucharist. They also sang Christian hymns and reflected upon a reading from the Holy Bible. Students enjoyed listening to David Baroni’s song; ‘Took Me Out of Egypt’ and reflected upon the following song lyric:
Then students had the chance to jot down their worries and offer them to Jesus. The following are some of the student’s worries in life:
‘I’m worried about losing my great grandma who is sick and frail’;
‘I am concerned about my mum that she will not pass her course exam as she panics’,
‘I wish I had more motivation to finish my school work and to do further studies’;
‘I am worried about having no girlfriend’;
‘I am worried about being judged by others’;
‘I’m worried about not seeing my parents again’;
‘I’m worried about assessment tests and exams’;
‘I am worried about disappointing my parents and failing their expectations’;
‘I care a lot about my grandma’s health’;
‘I am highly concerned about my family’s future’;
‘I’m worried about not being able to become a football player’;
‘I’m worried about losing someone I truly love’;
‘I’m worried about my dearest brother’;
‘I’m worried about losing everyone and end up alone in life’.
Throughout this adoration session, Fr Karm said: “Let us remember that we are never alone as Jesus was born on earth to save us all and to be with us”.
Senior Religion teacher Martin Azzopardi sdc said: “I was amazed by our student’s devotion in front of the Holy Eucharist. Our students need these short moments of silence and reflection in life and I was impressed to see a particular student shedding tears of joy in front of the Eucharist. Let us keep in mind that nowadays schools are becoming the ONLY youth parishes where we can offer them such spiritual experiences.”
The student’s feedback was a very positive one. Special thanks to Fr Carmelo Spiteri ocd who is organizing these Eucharistic adoration sessions in school throughout Holy Advent.
Martin Azzopardi sdc
B.A. (Hons) Theol. & H.S., P.G.C.E., M.A. (Melit.)
Senior teacher, Religion Department
St. Margaret College, Secondary School Verdala Cospicua, Malta