Our Lady of Lourdes Trust
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is part of Our Lady's of Lourdes Catholic Multi- Academy Trust.
God Our Father,
Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,
we can have the courage to say yes to you.
Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had
and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.
Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use
the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community
and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.
We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,
as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love
and forgiveness to others.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Here at St. Joseph’s liturgy is the dynamic heart of the school. It reinforces the Catholic ethos of the school and its importance is obvious to the whole community. It is crucial to ensure that as many people as possible are involved in liturgies so that worshipping God is a truly communal activity.
As a Catholic school we have a duty to ensure that students have the opportunity to take part in Mass on Holy Days of Obligation, to celebrate important events in the life of the school and to give students the opportunity to take part in liturgies which celebrate important aspects of the Church Calendar and which help to promote the school’s Catholic identity, for instance Advent Services, Ash Wednesday Services, Penitential Services, Holy Week Liturgies, Class Masses and class collective worship.
Students are enabled to engage actively in worship and sharing the Word of God. This reinforces the importance and relevance of these within their own lives and gives them the chance to serve and minister to their peers and to staff as well. Children are also encouraged to use their gifts and talents to help the whole community of St. Joseph’s to access liturgy through different media e.g. music, dance, art, drama, ICT and so on – we all learn in a variety of ways and so need to experience liturgy being presented to us in different ways. This is evident within our Come and See assemblies and Masses.
Our Parish Priest, Father John Kyne, assisted by Father Jonathan Whitby-Smith, visits the children in school on a weekly basis to celebrate Mass.
Our teaching at St. Joseph’s is truly rooted within the teaching of Christ. Our religious life stretches far beyond the RE curriculum and is an integral part of daily life within school. This enables the children to develop a deep faith, respect and love of one another and helps them to understand the world around them. Follow the links below to learn more about the ways in which we celebrate our faith.
Our Days of Prayer
We are very lucky that our chaplaincy team lead us in prayer. The team do a wonderful job planning activities, working with groups and leading us all in assemblies.
A Heart That Sees
Following the Year of Mercy, we are all considering how we can all have a heart that sees. To do this each class has chosen a charity to support. Look out in the newsletter for dates of upcoming events.