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Celebrating the Liturgical Year

The Liturgical Year at Our Lady of the Rosary


Each year we celebrate:


Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day - 7th October

This year Year 2 have led 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 

Clara Nikolls from CAFOD comes in and leads our assemblies to help us raise awareness.  This year we added accessories to brighten up our school uniform. 


Advent Mass 

Year 5 will lead us in this Mass and help us to think about how we can prepare for the arrival of Jesus. 


KS1 Nativity

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 retell the story about the birth of Jesus.  This year we told this through the eyes of the Sleepy Shepherd. 


KS2 Carol Service

Pupils from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 retell the story of the nativity.  Classes also perform a class carol.  



Year 2 lead us in an assembly as they retell the journey of the Three Wise Men.

Ash Wednesday


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 the Church garden and we gather together for a short reflection as we lay flowers at the Our Lady statue.  Below is our photograph from last year.



Year 1 lead us in our special 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.


Corpus Christi

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. 


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