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Stations of the Cross

Friday, 16 February 2018

The first step of our journey

On Thursday 15th February we began our Lent tradition of extra assemblies to explore and pray each station of the cross.

During each of the special assemblies we place a pair of purple footprints to show our journey through Lent.

One Year 3 child said, “I enjoy the extra assemblies as it helps me to feel close to Jesus.”

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Year 3 children preparing the altar display before Mass

On Tuesday 14th February Year 3 lead our whole school Ash Wednesday Mass.

The children prepared the readings, wrote their own biding prayers, acted out the Gospel and created a lovely display in front of the altar.

During Mass all of the children, adults and lots of Parishioners received the ashes to mark the beginning of the season of Lent where we are reminded to pray, fast and give alms.

One Year 6 child commented: “I felt a sense of quiet and peace when I received the ashes this morning.”

School Parish Mass

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Some of the children acting out the Gospel reading

On Sunday 11th February the children from St Joseph’s lead the reading, acting and singing for the Parish Mass in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dudley.

The children did a wonderful job of making Mass extra special and uplifting.

One Year 6 child commented ‘I find reading in Mass an amazing experience.’

Well done everyone!

Prayer Partner Gathering

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Year 5 leading the gathering

On Thursday 1st February the children from Year 5 independently prepared a lovely gathering to share with their prayer partners from Year 1.

The children themed the gathering on the virtues of Grateful and Generous which are our focus this half term.

Both Year 1 and Year 5 enjoyed spending time together to pray and reflect on the values.

Well done children!

KS1 children lead Mass

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The lovely display created for Mass today

On Tuesday 6th February it was the turn of the children from Years 1 and 2 to lead our whole school Mass.

The children did a fantastic job of explaining today’s Feast Day of St Paul Miki and Companions and how we can try to be like him in our daily lives.

One Year 5 pupil commented on her Mass Reflection: ” I am going to hold the door for people and put other people first.  I will also spend more time helping my parents instead of playing on the X-Box.”

Well done Key Stage One children.

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Year 5’s altar display

On Tuesday 23rd January the children from Year 5 lead our whole school Mass.

The children prepared the Mass wonderfully and wrote their own bidding prayers.

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 5 were able to go to confession with Father Emmanuel.

Well done Year 5.

Year 4 lead Mass

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The altar display prepared by Year 4

On Tuesday 16th January Year 4 led our whole school Mass.

The children did a fantastic job of preparing the Mass which included writing their own bidding prayers – a suggestion from our school Mission Team!

It was a lovely Mass and we are very grateful to Year 4.

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 9th January it was the turn of Year 6 to lead the first Mass in School of 2018.

The children did a fantastic job of reading, acting, the display and bringing the Offertory.

Year 6 also reminded us of the values we are focussing on this half term – grateful and generous.

Baptism of Jesus

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Our Gospel assembly

On Monday 8th January during our morning Gospel assembly, we shared the Gospel and a video clip all about the Baptism of Jesus.

The children understood the Gospel and knew that it was John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin who baptised Jesus in the River Jordan.

KS1 lead the last Mass of the school year!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The lovely prayer display

On Tuesday 19th December the children from Years 1 and 2 lead the last whole school Mass of 2017.

The children did a fantastic job of preparing Mass by reading so clearly, acting so well to help us understand the Gospel and creating a lovely prayer display.

Well done KS1!