Celebrating our Catholic faith
We gather as a community of faith to listen to and put into practice the teachings of Jesus Christ as part of the mission of the Church. Following the Church’s Calendar we worship together in public celebrations of the liturgy seeking to grow spiritually in faith, hope and love through the direction of the Holy Spirit.
Voluntary Morning Prayer in the Chapel at 8.20 am
Form Morning Prayer 8.45 am in Form Rooms
Celebration of Mass with various classes
Form Adoration and intercession on Tuesday’s 8.45 am in the Chapel
Year Pastoral Assemblies in Form Registration or PHSE and Friday Chaplain’s Assembly in Form Bubble Rooms
Some of the opportunities for collective worship throughout the year during 2020 and 2021 were not able to happen or have been adapted due to Covid restrictions for schools
Year 7 this year held their Think Days in the Chapel – hopefully they will be able to have their retreat day at the Rosmini Centre later in the year
Year 8 and Year 9 have celebrated ‘Build Back Better’ liturgies using Pope Francis’ letter to Young People ‘Christus Visit’
Year 7 and Year 12 begin their year with a Welcome Mass and all form rooms are blessed by the Chaplain
Students in Year 7-9 prepare a Class Mass with one of the Deanery clergy and celebrate this Mass during their RE lesson
We celebrate Mass for the Feast of All Saints and a Liturgy of remembrance on All Souls Day
During Advent Years 7-10 take part in an Advent Service reflecting on people from the Old Testament, with a Carol Service in the evening of the last week of term. In 2020 this Carol Service was recorded and was viewed in form bubble rooms and the link sent out to parents and parishes.
On Ash Wednesday we begin our Lenten observances with the blessing and distribution of ashes. During Lent all forms come to the Chapel for a Penitential Service and have time to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on three ‘Day’s of Mercy’. The final week of Lent has groups walk the Stations of the Cross around the school grounds.
Year 11 and 13 before the exam season begins celebrate a Community Mass with blessing of pens for their exams.
Around the Feast of Corpus Christi, forms from Lower School spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament using Lectio Divina and concluding with Benediction.
Our Feast Day on the Friday nearest to the Feast of St Peter and St Paul has the whole school gather for the celebration of Mass
Our Staff begin the academic Year with a Staff Liturgy and celebrate a Mass during the last week of the year with those who are leaving our community.
In guidance with the teachings of the Church we respect and encourage our students of other faiths to develop in their own faith life, sharing our common aim of ‘walking humbly with our God.’