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Choir sing during Mass

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Our choir singing during Mass

On Tuesday 19th June the children who are in our school choir sang during our whole school Mass.

The children sang while the other children, staff and Parishioners went forward to receive Holy Communion.

It was lovely to hear the choir sing, and they sang beautifully with such reverence, which helped to make our Mass even more special.

Thank you choir!

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Year 5’s altar display

On Tuesday 19th June it was the turn of the children form Year 5 to lead our whole school Mass.

The children wrote beautiful bidding prayers, created a lovely display, acted, brought up the offertory and read perfectly, helping to make Mass very special.

One child commented, “We were reminded in Mass that we have to love everyone, even our enemies, which is hard, but it’s what Jesus wants us to do.”

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 5 were able to received the Sacrament of Reconciliation form Father Emmanuel.

Year 4 lead Mass

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Year 4’s lovey prayer display

On Tuesday 12th June it was the turn of the children form Year 4 to lead our whole school Mass in school.

The children did a wonderful job of writing their own bidding prayers, preparing the readings, bringing the offertory and creating a lovely prayer display.

At the end of Mass we also spent some time thinking about how lucky we are to have Father Emmanuel.  We recognise that since the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus this year, until the Feast day comes around next year, the Church has asked us to pray for priests.  We thought about how thankful we are to have such a wonderful priest in Father Emmanuel and how we hope other people answer the call to join the priesthood in the future.

One child commented, “I felt Jesus was calling me to be kind today like Jesus is.”


School Parish Mass

Monday, 11 June 2018

Our school Mass booklet

On Sunday 10th June the children from St Joseph’s led the Parish Mass in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dudley.

The children snag in the choir, played instruments and read prayers and readings in the Church to make Mass extra special.

Well done children!

Year 1’s Sacred Heart Assembly

Friday, 8 June 2018

Year 1 during their assembly

On Friday 8th June the children from Year 1 shared their special Assembly all about the Sacred Heart of Jesus – a Feast Day celebrated today, 19 days after Pentecost.

Year 1 did a wonderful job and taught us lots about the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The children read, sang and prepared their assembly perfectly!

Well done Year 1!

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The lovely display created by Year 6.

On Tuesday 5th June it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead our whole school Mass in school.

The children did a wonderful job of teaching us about St Boniface who celebrates his Feast Day today.  The children also wrote their own thoughtful bidding prayers and created a lovely display in front of the altar.

One child commented, “We can be like St Boniface by showing friendship to everyone.”

Well done Year 6!

Corpus Christi

Monday, 4 June 2018

Sharing Sunday’s Gospel during assembly

On Monday 4th June during our Gospel assembly we heard Sunday’s Gospel which celebrated Corpus Christi.

The children all listened carefully to the Gospel, one child commented, “It describes the Last Supper which we acted out during Lent.”

The children also knew the perfect hymn to sing which matched the Gospel – This Is My Body – and they sang it beautifully!


New Virtues this half term!

Monday, 4 June 2018

The new virtues introduced

On Monday 4th June during our Monday Gospel Assembly the new virtues, which we will be focusing on this half-term, were revealed – Attentive and Discerning.

One Year 6 child commented, “Attentive means listening – paying attention to God.”

One Year 5 child commented, “I think being discerning means making the right choices.”


Prayer Partner Gathering

Friday, 25 May 2018

Year 4 and 2 children praying together

On Friday 25th May Year 2 invited their Prayer Partners from Year 4 to join them in a Pentecost themed prayer service.

Year 2 prepared the service independently, choosing songs, readings and writing prayers along with creating a lovely display.

Year 4 really appreciated all of the effort that Year 2 had put into preparing the gathering.

One Year 4 child commented, “I really enjoy spending time with my Prayer Partner as we can talk and prayer together quietly.”

Well done children!

Pentecost Liturgy

Friday, 25 May 2018

Year 2 and their parents during the liturgy

On Friday 25th May the children from Year 2 invited their parents into school to take part in their class liturgy which was themed on Pentecost.

Lots of parents were able to attend and join in with the liturgy.

Well done Year 2!