Each year we celebrate:
Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day - 7th October
This year Year 2 will lead us in this special Mass celebration. Our Collective Worship also focuses on the different mysteries and the meaning of the Rosary.
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day
Miss Bradley, who works with CAFOD, will lead our assembly for CAFOD Family Fast Day on 25th October to help raise awareness for CAFOD's work. This year we will have a non-uniform day: we can wear accessories to 'Brighten Up' our school uniform.
Year 4 will lead us in this Mass and help us to think about how we can prepare for the arrival of Jesus.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 retell the story about the birth of Jesus.
KS2 Carol Service
Pupils from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 retell the story of the nativity. Classes also perform a class carol.
We will have a whole school collective worship to retell the journey of the Three Wise Men.
Year 5 will lead our Mass and help us reflect on the importance of Lent.
Holy Week - Year 3 will by remind us about the meaning of Lent, Year 4 will re-enacted Palm Sunday, Year 5 Maundy Thursday and Year 6 will lead us in the Stations of the Cross.
Crowning of Mary:
In May we dedicate the month to Our Lady, Mary. We begin with a special assembly in the school hall where we remember her and significant events in her life crown a small statue of Mary. The whole school then processes to our prayer garden, recently blessed by the Bishop, and on to the Church garden where we gather together for a short reflection and lay flowers at the Our Lady statue.
Year 1 lead us in our special Pentecost Mass. They love to dance as they act out the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples.
First Holy Communion:
Our pupils prepare for their Holy Communion in their different parishes, Our Lady, Sacred Heart and St Anthony's and these take place in May or June. The school choir sings at the Our Lady of the Rosary Holy Communion Mass and teachers attend the other Parish celebrations.
Afterwards we have a special Class Mass for Year 3 where the pupils may wear their Holy Communion dresses and suits. They invite Year 2 to this Mass and share their journey towards the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Year 3 lead us in this special celebration and share with us the meaning of their Holy Communion.
We have whole school adoration to celebrate the feast day.
Feast of St Peter and Paul
Our Year 6 lead us in this Mass and we remember how special they are and the foundations we have given them as they prepare for secondary school.