Remembrance Day Mass
On Thursday 11th November, St Joseph’s had a school Mass in School with Fr. Frank. During the Mass we held a 2 minute silence and the Year 6 children helped organise and lead the Mass. The choir from Year 4 and 5 also sang the communion hymn.
On Friday 25 June, the Franciscan Sisters came to visit KS2. During this visit, they led an assembly. In the assembly, we learnt what it means to be a sister, their day-to-day life, and all about their clothing. We also learnt a few songs!
We were then able to ask some of our questions to the Sisters, to find out more about their life.
To celebrate the Year of St Joseph, the whole school helped to build a St Joseph Altar. Each class created something for the table which is associated with St Joseph. Each class has also written a Prayer to St Joseph to add to the Altar. Here is some of the work completed on the day and some examples of the Class prayers written.
Lent begins on Wednesday 17th February. This year, Mission Together have created a Lenten Calendar which has a question, activity or reflection for each day during Lent. This calendar is designed for classes and families to come together each day through prayer and reflection. Please see Lent CalendarCandlemas
St Joseph’s Chaplains have written their own prayers linked to the Celebration ‘Candlemas’. This is celebrated on 2nd February, 40 days after the birth of Jesus, where he was brought to the Temple to be presented to God.
The festival is called Candlemas because this was the day that all the Church’s candles for the year were blessed. On Candlemas night, many people place lighted candles in their windows at home. Candles are used in many religions as a symbol of faith and hope. They are used to remind us that, just like light, God is always present. They represent the soul and the beauty of life and candles are lit to show Gods and Goddesses into people’s homes.
Today we celebrate the feast of Candlemas.
Before Holy Mass our priests will bless our candles for the year ahead.
Let the burning flames of these candles be a reminder to us to live, learn and love in the light of Jesus.
Help us to let our light shine brightly, just as Jesus brought light and hope to our world.
We pray to you O Lord to keep the light of our faith shining.
Mia (Year 5)
Seal Class have written Advent Prayers.
Remembrance Day – 11th November 2020
Seal Class have written some prayers and poems after reflection upon Remembrance Sunday. We discussed the emotion and great pride and gratitude that we have for those men and women who gave their lives during many conflicts so that we can have the life we have today.