Remembrance Day: Wednesday 11th November 2020
To mark Armistice Day, we gathered in the unit (whilst maintaining our respective bubbles) to remember the fallen. We participated in a Unit Collective Worship and listened carefully to the Gospel of St John. Within the Scripture, Our Lord reminded us that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. Prayers were offered for all soldiers and we remembered especially Thomas Woodcock VC, a former pupil of our school. At 11am, we observed the two minute silence and offered an Eternal Rest for all those who had died in conflict.
Ash Wednesday: 26 February 2020
To mark the start of Lent, we gathered in church for an Ash Wednesday Service. Father O’Shea spoke about that we wear Ashes as a sign of repentance and encouraged the children to fulfil the three aims of Lent: growing in prayer; fasting to unite ourselves with the agony of Our Lord and almsgiving to make atonement. Father blessed the Ashes and Mr Marshall helped him to distribute them to children in Years 1-6. In our afternoon Collective Worship, each child was invited to make a personal Lenten promise to grow closer to Our Lord during this special Liturgical Season.
Christmas Advent Service: December 2019
On Thursday 19 December, we gathered in church to sing festive hymns and to reflect upon the true meaning of Christmas. Through song, drama and readings, we were able to walk spiritually with the Holy Family as they journeyed to Bethlehem. Following the Service, a collection was held for the work of Nugent Care which was established by our very first Parish Priest, Father James Nugent, in the late 1800s.
Start of Year Mass
Today, we attended Thursday morning Mass which we marked as our Start of Year Mass. In his Homily, Father O'Shea talked about the importance of learning and how the disciples learnt a great deal from Our Lord. To foster this best, Father challenged the children to develop a healthy prayer life.
End of School Celebration Mass 2019
Father O'Shea celebrated a beautiful End of School Celebration Mass today. This was particularly moving for our Y6 Leavers who will be moving on to pastures new. In his Homily, Father O'Shea reminded the children that even though they may be leaving our school, they remain part of our Parish Family, and can do this best by attending Sunday Mass at church.
May Crowning 2019
Our Whole School, alongside the Parish, gathered for this year's Marian Procession and Crowning of Our Lady. Agnes, this year's May Queen, proudly crowned Our Lady's statue whilst the congregation sang 'Bring Flowers of the Rarest'. Father O'Shea then proceeded with Benediction for children. Afterwards, the Parish retreated back to school for an impressive celebratory buffet.
Easter Service 2019
This afternoon, our school led a Parish Easter Service in church. This involved hymns, readings, reflections and prayer. Father O'Shea and Parishioners praised the children's beautiful singing and reverence in church. It was wonderful to gather in Holy Week as we walked with Our Lord on the road to Calvary.