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CATHOLIC LIFE

Our School Mission Statement

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Lourdes Pilgrimage (HCPT)

On Monday 18th to Friday 22nd April 2022, a group of us travelled with HCPT to the Grotto of Our Lady and St Bernadette in Lourdes.

This was a special pilgrimage and we prayed for all of our community there. We travelled with Mrs Townsend, Miss Naughton, Anna-Maria, Alice, Lauren, Emilia, Rachel, Reuben and Szymon (all Year 6 children).
Mr O’Farrell

Our Liturgical Year

At St Bernadette’s our curriculum is underpinned by the events of the Liturgical Year. Our class displays and prayer tables reflect the appropriate Liturgical colour. During R.E. lessons we look at the events of the Church’s calendar and we celebrate many of them through Collective Worship or Class Assemblies.

In May and October the Pupil Chaplains lead weekly session for children and parents to say the Rosary together. We recognise the importance of the seasons of Advent and Lent as times of preparation and hold services in school to help to deepen the children’s understanding of the significant events in Jesus’ life.

Autumn

Beginning of Year Mass – to welcome everyone back for the start of a new school year.

Class Masses – Years 3 to 6 attend Mass at All Saints Church

Pupil Chaplains’ Commissioning – the Pupil Chaplains make a public statement of their commitment to their new role.

House Masses – St Teresa House Mass – 1st October

                              St Francis House Mass – 4th October

October – the month of the Rosary. Pupil Chaplains lead weekly prayer groups for children and parents from Years 3 to 6.

Reception Welcome Liturgy – the children of the Reception classes have their jumpers blessed by Father Hector as they are officially welcomed to the family of St Bernadette’s.

Feast of All Saints – 1st November – a celebration for all of the schools who are part of the All Saints Trust

Advent

Advent Services – Father Hector visits school to bless our Advent wreath

Penitential Services – Years 3 to 6 visit All Saints church for services led by Father Hector where they reflect on how they can prepare for the coming of Jesus.

Infant Christmas Production – Nursery to Year 2 celebrate the Nativity through Drama

Carol Services – Years 3 to 6 hold Carol Services at All Saints Church to celebrate the events of Jesus’ birth through readings and music.

CCS Carol Service – the choir attend the Carol Service at Westminster Cathedral.

Spring

Epiphany – celebrated through Assemblies at school

Class Masses – Years 3 to 6 attend Mass at All Saints Church

House Mass – St Maximillian Kolbe House Mass – 8th January

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – a whole school Mass celebrated by Father Hector at All Saints Church

House Mass – St Robert Southwell – 21st February

Lent

Ash Wednesday – Father Hector visits school to lead services for KS1 and KS2, blessing and distributing ashes with the Pupil Chaplains.

Penitential Services – Years 3 to 6 visit All Saints church for services led by Father Hector where they reflect on how they can prepare for crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Easter Assembly – Year 3 tell the story of the events of Holy Week through Drama.

Year 3 Easter Story 2022 - Watch here

Stations of the Cross – the Pupil Chaplains lead a reflection on the journey of Jesus to Calvary.

Our Stations of the Cross doors

'We adore you O Christ and we praise you because by your cross you have redeemed the world'. 

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Summer

Patronal Festival Feast of St Bernadette – 16th April – Mass is celebrated by Father Hector at All Saints Church.

Father Hector celebrates the blessing of our Easter Gardens

Class Masses – Years 3 to 6 attend Mass at All Saints Church

Ascension Thursday – the whole school attends Mass at All Saints Church

May – the month of Mary. Pupil Chaplains lead weekly prayer groups for children and parents from Years 3 to 6 to pray the Rosary together.

First Holy Communion – children from Year 3 make their First Holy Communion at local parishes and come together for a year group assembly to celebrate.

Feast of Pentecost – celebrated by the whole school through assemblies with birthday cake to recognise the birthday of the Church.

Spirituality Week –Pupil Chaplains lead activities for the whole school to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Spirituality is explored through prayer, Drama, Music, storytelling and meditation.

Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul – the whole school attends Mass at All Saints Church.

Leavers’ Mass – Father Hector celebrates Mass to bless the Year 6 children and any staff members who may be leaving.

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