Celebrating the Liturgical Year at Our Lady & St Patrick's
💜 As a fundamental aspect of our Catholic ethos, all pupils at Our Lady and St Patrick's are made aware of the changes and celebrations relating to the Church’s Liturgical Year, as we progress through the year in school.
💜 All of our class and communal prayer spaces and displays reflect the liturgical colour. We spend time in our RE lessons looking at the main events in the Church's calendar, and we celebrate many of them together through collective worship.
💜 We also enjoy celebrating key liturgical events in a variety of ways - please take a look below at some of the celebrations we have taken part in together this year...
The Feast of the Epiphany (Jan '23)
We celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany in school with a special whole-school collective worship, led by some of our Year 6 children.
The children in Reception also created some beautiful art work based on the story of the three kings’ visit to baby Jesus - look at this beautiful picture collage!
Nativity Tableau in Church (Dec '22)
We celebrated the birth of Jesus in our Nativity Tableau in Church, accompanied by lots of wonderful singing of all our favourite Christmas carols and songs!
Our Nativity Performances (Dec '22)
We celebrated the Nativity by sharing our Early Years & Key Stage One Nativity Plays with families and friends in school.
Advent Primary Puppet Assembly - 'A Starry Night' (Dec '22)
As we approached Christmas during Advent, the children enjoyed a special puppet assembly to show the very special story of Jesus' birth.
Year 4 Class Mass, December 2022
Father Paul celebrated Mass in class with Year 4. The children listened attentively and joined in respectfully.
St David's Day, November 2022
on 30th November, Year 3 Celebrated the Feast Day of their Class Saint, Saint Andrew, who is the Patron Saint of Scotland/
First Holy Communion, 25th June 2022
Many congratulations to all our children who have made their First Holy Communion.
This is such a special day, which we hope they will enjoy with their families and friends - and remember for many years to come.
Special thanks to Mrs Galloway for preparing the children so beautifully, for this very special day.
St George's Day - Year 1 Class Saint : Feast Day Celebrations April 2022
Saint George is our Year 1 Class Saint, so the children had lots of fun celebrating St George's Day on 23rd April.
The children heard and read the story of St George and the dragon, and they made masks and dressed up to act out the story - they really enjoyed playing the part of the scary dragon!
They also had some yummy part snacks, to celebrate their special day!
A Journey Through Holy Week - Following in Jesus’ Footsteps (28th March 2022)
✝️ The whole school took part in quiet reflection today, in our ‘Journey through Holy Week’
✝️ Each class set up their own prayer station in the hall, so that we could follow in Jesus’ footsteps, through ‘The Stations of The Cross’
✝️ It was lovely to spend some quiet time listening to the scripture that tells us of Jesus’ last days on earth, and reflecting on what this means to us 💜
Year 1 learned the story of Palm Sunday (March 2022)
🌴 Year 1 have been learning about Palm Sunday in RE.
🌴 The children thought about how happy the people were to see Jesus riding into Jerusalem on the donkey, and wrote their ideas on their palm leaves.
🌴 Then they waved the palm leaves in the air to welcome Jesus, and act out the story.
A Journey Through Holy Week (March 2022)
Year 4 Celebrated their special Saints Day on 1st March - the Feast of St David, Patron Saint of Wales
Feast of the Epiphany: ‘Follow the Star’ workshops (Jan 2022)
Nativity Tableau in Church, Year 3, Dec 21
“Following in His Footsteps” workshops with Margaret Wright, Sept 21
The Nativity - Key Stage One
The Nativity - Early Years
October - The Month of the Rosary
May is the Month of Mary - try to pray the Hail Mary every day