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First Holy Communion 24th June 2017
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Some of our pupils celebrated their First Holy Communion at St Michael's Catholic Church, Wombwell. They were joined by staff, family and friends. Father Chris led the service on this very special occasion.

 

Class 3 Liturgy May 2017

 

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Class 3's liturgy was based on Pentecost.

Children talked about what happened at Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit affects our lives.

Parents were invited to join us in church.

Mary's month of May

 

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During May we thought about Mary, Jesus' mother. We included special prayers about Mary in our Collective Worship. Mary is a symbol of new life and the start of summer.
The Good Shepherd

 

Some of the money that the children raise during Lent goes towards The Good Shepherd. This is a caring service provided by the church for everyone.

Some children from all three of our Federation schools went to the Good Shepherd service in Sheffield. Sacred Heart children made the banners for our Federation. During the service we presented a cheque to Bishop Ralph. The theme of the service was Our Lady.

 

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Lent

Ash Wednesday

 

We began Lent with our Ash Wednesday service. The ashes were made from last year's palm crosses and they had been blessed in church. An ash cross was placed on the forehead of all children and staff.

 

 

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Travelling Crosses

 

Throughout Lent each class had their own "Travelling Cross". Children had the opportunity to take the travelling cross home with them. Children wrote their own Lenten prayer at home with their family.

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Our Lenten Displays

 

Each class had their own special display throughout Lent.

Holy Week

 

Palm Sunday

 

Class 3 led our Palm Sunday service at the start of Holy Week. Parents were invited to join us. The children told the story of how Jesus rode into Jerusalem on his donkey and he was greeted by crowds of people waving palm branches.

The Last Supper

 

Class 4 told us all about the Last Supper. Jesus broke the bread and shared it with the disciples. The bread was to remind them about Jesus' body. Following this, Jesus gave each of the disciples a sip of wine. The red wine was to remember Jesus' blood.

Stations of the Cross

 

During Holy Week all of the children went on a journey around school visiting the stations of the cross and praying at each one. Throughout the journey children found out what happened to Jesus. Jesus was nailed to the cross on Good Friday. Our journey finished in church.

Advent Wreaths

 

We made Advent wreaths in preparation for the start of Advent. Advent means "coming". The purple candles are lit on the first, second and fourth Sunday in Advent. The pink candle is lit on the first, second and fourth Sunday in Advent.

 

 

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Christingle

 

At the start of Advent we held our Christingle service.  Every child made a Christingle.

 

The orange is to remind us of the world. The red ribbon reminds us that God's love goes all around the world and that Jesus died on the cross. The four cocktail sticks represent the four seasons and the fruits of the earth. The candle symbolises Jesus, the light of the world, who brings hope to people living in darkness.

 

Parents joined us for our Christingle service at the start of Advent.

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Travelling Crib

 

The Learning Community travelling crib came to Sacred Heart at the start of Advent. The children heard the story of the first Christmas when Jesus was born. They found out who visited Baby Jesus and what gifts they brought him.

 

The crib travelled from school to school, visiting all of the schools in our Learning Community.

 

Mission Together Mass

 

Some Year 4 pupils attended the Mission Together Mass at Holy Rood Catholic Church in Barnsley.

The Mass was led by Bishop Ralph.

 

 

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Don't forget you can find copies of letters and the term ahead for each school when you click through.
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