The Feast of Sacred Heart

Today was a very special day for everyone at school as we gathered together to celebrate the Feast of Sacred Heart. We began our celebrations today in church with Fr Dixon and the parishioners. Year 6 wrote their own bidding prayers and led the service. To end our day of celebrations, the Mission Team planned and prepared for a whole school liturgy. The children worked hard to prepare a beautiful focal point and a reflective atmosphere. It was lovely to hear their own prayers and intentions. Well done to everyone who were involved today to help us make this a very special occasion.

 

Year 2 Liturgy

Year 2 shared their final KS1 liturgy this morning with their families. The children read beautifully, sang amazingly and even performed their drama with great enthusiasm. Year 2 focussed on the Holy Trinity and how the Holy Spirit guides each and every one of us. We remembered how Pentecost was a very special time when the disciples received the gift of the Holy Spirit to overcome their fears. We used this to reflect on what we would like to receive from the Holy Spirit and wrote these down on our fruit of the Holy Spirit. The children and staff were delighted with the support shown from families, which we are hugely thankful for. Well done Year 2!

 

Year 2 Liturgy

Year 2 shared our Lenten liturgy to all families. The liturgy was a calm, reflective time in which we all thought about the sacrifices Jesus made and the promises we are all going to try and keep during Lent to become closer to God. The children read beautifully and the singing was fantastic too. Thank you to all families who were able to attend. It was such a great turn out and we greatly appreciate your support.

Candlemas

Today, we celebrated Candlemas, the presentation of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Year 5 and Year 6 Mission Teams created a beautiful focal point and led a wonderful liturgy with the whole school in respectful prayer, readings, hymns and collective worship. We shared the special message behind this special occasion that Jesus is the Light of the World.

 

What a week!

Year 6 have had a rollercoaster week, this week. There has been an awful lot going on and the children have definitely shown that they’re ready for the challenges ahead.

Year of Mary – Star of the Sea

This month, we remember Our Lady as the Star of the Sea.

This chosen title for July is Star of the Sea because on the second Sunday of July we celebrate Sea Sunday. On Sea Sunday, the Catholic Church, along with other churches, remembers seafarers and prays for them, their families and those who support them.

Pray with us.

Dear Father,

You chose Mary to be the mother of your son and so our mother.

This month we remember her as Star of the Sea, a guiding light,

a beacon, showing us the way through the storms of life to safely reach her son, Jesus.

We hold in prayer all seafarers who often have dangerous journeys

as they work to supply our needs.

We hold in prayer the work of the Apostleship of the Sea who support them.

We make these prayers in Jesus’ name.

Amen

 

To commemorate those at sea, we reflected together quietly and listened to the sounds of the ocean while we made origami boats, to symbolise our thoughts being with those at sea.

God will Provide

Well done to the children of Year 2, who today held their final KS1 Liturgy. Parents, friends and families joined us to celebrate the Word of God and how He will provide for us. Thank you for all those who attended.

CAFOD refugee talk

Today, Margaret from CAFOD visited Year 3 and Year 4 to talk about life as a refugee. The children took part in activities which involved them working in groups and imaging they were a group of refugees. They learnt that lots of families have been separated which has caused distress and upset. The children emphasised with refugees and the lives they currently lead or have led. We then gathered together to reflect and pray for refugees around the world.

 

Evening of praise and worship

Thank you to all of the mission team members from Year 5 and their parents for attending the evening of worship at St. Patrick’s School, Dipton. The evening was a fantastic success full of singing, dancing and reflection and was a perfect opportunity to go forward together in hope. We also enjoyed a selection of food and drinks along with all of the other children, parishioners and parents across the partnership.

 

 

 

CAFOD visit

Margaret from CAFOD visited Sacred Heart School to promote the fantastic work CAFOD do all around the world. Margaret got all of the children involved in learning about how to save precious water and to save on electricity to ultimately save our planet. We also discussed our Lenten promises for this special time of year and took on board the important message Pope Francis has given us, ‘Live wisely, think deeply and love generously’.