St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you are all staying safe. Thank you for a great start to the new school year! The children have been as wonderful as we knew they would be! It is really important that you keep socially distancing on the school grounds but also when you are out and about. The last thing we want is to have to close a bubble for 14 days so let’s keep the virus at bay! We are looking forward to each day with our children! Keep smiling! Mrs Hodges

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Father Michael has special candle that is always lit in church as the other candles are lit. At each Mass or service, prayers are offered for our school community. 

Each year our Catholic Cluster of schools in Calderdale work on a joint project, with the support of our local CAFOD representatives.

Previous work has focussed on the Lampedusa Cross and the 7 Gifts of the Holy Spirit. We had a whole school assembly followed by class based work, with each class exploring a different gift. We then offered up samples of work for a whole school display during worship and told the other classes about the work done. We are looking forward to the next project!

 

Samples of the work from Year 5 - on Piety - was used as part of the collaborative display showcasing work from the 6 Catholic Primaries in Calderdale: our school St Joseph's Brighouse; St Mary's Halifax, St Malachy's Halifax, St Joseph's Halifax; St Patrick's Elland and Sacred Heart Sowerby Bridge. Each of the other schools contributed work on one gift. The finished display reflected all 7 gifts.

The display travelled around all the parishes in the Deanery and when it came to our own parish, representatives of Year 5 led the parish in an examination of conscience based on the 7 gifts at both Masses. After Mass, parishioners were invited to come into the church hall to see the display and talk to the children about the project.

As a school we like to get involved in parish Life. On the first Mass of Advent we placed our school wreath on the altar for Father to bless and then shared an explanation of the meaning of the wreath to the congregation through a hymn, with the school choir leading the singing.

Have a look on our Worship page for a short video!

St Joseph's Parish Church can be located on Martin Street Brighouse.

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Our Parish Priest is Father Michael Hall. He is always very pleased when the children from school contribute to the Parish Mass. 

 

                                                                                                        Saturday Mass is at 6pm. Sunday Mass is at 8.30am.

At different times of the liturgical year our school children contribute in different ways, for example leading the May Devotion or enacting the Advent Wreath.