At St Joseph's, every day is infused with spirituality beginning each week with a liturgy, a special time to gather as a community, to pray and reflect. Our older children enjoy playing a central role in these liturgies.From early days of joining the school, children experience a high quality prayer life and join in moving acts of worship.
Reception takes the community through the Nativity; year one lead a spirited carol service. Our annual May Procession is led by the Year 3 children who will have recently taken their First Holy Communion. In Year Four, children take responsibility for leading the school with our Harvest celebration. Our Year Five children lead the Passion Play which is always a very moving and humbling occasion. In Year Six, the Advent Service in the church is a joyous preparation for the great event of Christmas.
From May to October, we welcome parents and children to join using church for a decade of the Rosary. Different year groups go to church over the month.
During Lent, we walk The Way of the Cross in the school grounds and parents and carers join us.
During the summer months, parents and families are invited to join us for a liturgy in the meadow.
The entire school attends mass on Holy Days of obligation and to mark special days during the school year.
Our junior classes celebrate their own class masses in church.
Each class performs a class assembly once a year to which parents are welcome. This year the theme for these assemblies is 'Key messages from the teachings of Jesus'.
School Prayers are central to our daily worship together.
God our Father
We offer up to you our day together,
Please help us to work hard,
To play well and to make other people happy.
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