Whole School Catholic Life

October 2023

St Theresa’s feast day

In honour of their Class Saint, Year 2 celebrated St Theresa’s feast day by having a Class Mass on Friday 29th September.

The children read the readings and wrote their own prayers for the intercession. They also sang beautifully. During the Offertory, each child came forward and placed a rose on the Sanctuary. During the Consecration, the children sat around the Altar. The Mass was attended by some of the children’s parents and parishioners. 

CAFOD Visit

On Friday 13th October, we had a visit from the charity CAFOD. They spoke about the work they do in a whole school assembly. The whole school dressed up in bright clothes as the theme was ‘Brighten Up this Harvest’. We almost raised nearly £200!

Reception, Year 2 and Year 6 had Catholic Social Teaching workshops. 

November 2023

On Friday 10th November, the whole school gathered for a Remembrance Service.

Children from different classes talked about how they made a recycled poppy at home. Children in Year 2 shared how they made clay poppies.

The Lighthouse team read John McCrae’s poem ‘In Flander’s Field’ and used images to explain the meaning of the words. They wrote their own prayers, remembering all those that died in the Wars and those who are continuing to fight today. The whole school joined in with a two-minute silence. Father Richard ended the Service with a prayer.