St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

This week is the second of the season of ADVENT. We now light the first two purple candles on our Advent Wreath. The first purple candle represents HOPE. The second represents LOVE. What do you do to show your family and friends that you love them?

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Worship

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As a worshipping community, we actively encourage our families to worship together at home. We have a programme of school- home worship which reflects the Liturgical Year and supports our parents/carers in worshipping with their children at home.  

The feedback received so far from both parents and children has been very positive! 

Each day in school begins and ends with a prayer and of course we pray at other times of the day too. Reception and KS1 gather, as do KS2, to worship together, This is led by Mrs Hodges our Headteacher with the support of some of the children. The worship is based around a piece of scripture reflecting the particular  Virtue we are reflecting on. A display in the hall builds up over the weeks helping us to make links between Bible stories and pieces of scripture.

This tem we are reflecting on the virtues of CHARITY, FAITH and HOPE.

We have reflected on the stories of the Creation, The Lost Sheep, The Good Samaritan and many more. We have discussed how the virtues are evident in all these stories from the Bible and what it means for us today.

At least once a week a small group of children in each class will plan and lead a worship for their own class. The younger children are supported by the staff but as they grow in both confidence and skill they become independent in doing this.

We come together for Mass at different times of the year. Mass is celebrated by Canon Phil in school although groups of children make the walk to church too to celebrate Mass there.

We have a group of children who are trained altar servers and serve in both school and the parish. We also have members of staff who are Eucharistic ministers in church and serve in school Masses too.

We also share many Liturgies together during the year, reflecting the church's calendar, such as Christingle.

I am pleased to say that all our Masses and liturgies are very well attended by parents/carers, family members, governors and parishioners who are always most welcome!

 

Presentation in the Temple 2018

May Devotion 2018

Lenten Worship 2018

Year 6 Day Retreat to Ripon Cathedral

Our Year 6 class went on a day's retreat to Ripon Cathedral. They were part of a Diocesan wide pilgrimage which included all our Catholic Cluster schools. They had Mass in the cathedral and then went on a walk around the cathedral to look at its features including its painted statues, organ and beautiful stained glass windows. The class were a credit to us.

Our Year 5 children had a wonderful experience on their spiritual retreat at Ampleforth College. They spent 3 days and 2 nights there. They really appreciated the time together to reflect and to pray.

 

  

 Click on link to look at the

School-Home Worship Timetable

 

 

Click on the link to read our

School Prayers