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Epiphany/New Year Mass led by Class 3

It was a beautiful celebration on Wednesday. Class 3 did an amazing job with their prayers, written with sensitivity and sincerity. The readers were clear and expressive. Well done to Mrs Reed, Mrs Reynolds and Class 3.

St. Pius Learning Community Advent Service

We would like to say a huge thank you to our pupils who went to the Advent Celebration at St. Pius on Tuesday evening. We are all very proud of the practise they put in and the time they gave up to take part. It was a beautiful version of "Silent Night".

A big thank you to our caretaker and his daughter for their musical contribution.

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Christingle

Class 5 led our Christingle service in the school hall. Wonderful singing and great readings. The candle light was a sight to behold, a wonderful start to our Advent preparations.

Advent Wreaths

The worship team have made an Advent Wreath for each class and one for the hall. During Advent the candles will be lit in each class as part of the children's preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The wreaths will be blessed in church during Mass on Sunday before being brought into school on Monday.

Click the link below if you would like to read more about the history, the meaning and the significance of the Advent Wreath.

https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-history-of-the-advent-wreath.html

 

November prayer bags and Remembrance Trees

Thank you to all our families who have taken part in the travelling Remembrance bags. The leaves are added to the class remembrance tree and everyone is remembered in our prayers.

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Our Worship Leaders 2017-18

Our worship leaders work in small groups to plan and lead worship in the weekly prayer group, held once a week during lunchtime. They also help younger classes to develop "child led worship" within the classroom.

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Year 5 Cathedral Visit

Year 5 had a wonderful visit which included a tour, activities which looked at artefacts used in church and priest's and bishop's clothing. The day ended with a pilgrimage and prayer experience.

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Harvest Assembly 2017

Here are the Worship team who kindly displayed our Harvest donations for St Wilfred's Centre in Sheffield.

 

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Class 4 led the "Brighten Up our Harvest" assembly where we learned about Cafod's projects in El Salvador. More to follow on fundraising ideas after half term.

Welcome Mass October 2017

Class 4 prepared the prayers for the Welcome Mass with the Fedreration chaplain, Mrs Reynolds. The readings, reverence and singing was wonderful. It was a joyous occasion.

Prayer Group October 2017

Our prayer group takes place on Thursday lunchtimes and is led by our Worship team and/or Mrs Walker.

Leavers' Mass July 13th 2017

First Holy Communion

On Saturday 24th June at St. Michael and all Angels, Wombwell, our federation children made their First Holy Communion. A huge thank you to the children, their parents and the Catechists who prepared them for this very important step in their Catholic journey. 

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Corpus Christi Mass - Weds June 14th 2017

Our Chaplain, Mrs Reynolds, worked with class 4 pupils to prepare and lead the Mass. Everyone involved did a fantastic job. We had a wonderful, devotional celebration.

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Jacob Isherwood, his mum and sister came to assembly on Thursday 4th May to accept the cheque for £1,236 on behalf of Dreamflight.
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May Altar

May is the month of Mary. We welcome any flowers for our May altar dedicated to Our lady, Mary. The prayer group are praying  the Rosary in their meetings this month. Since it's on Thursdays, we will be reflecting on the Mysteries of Light.

See the link below if you would like to pray a Rosary with your child at home.

http://www.catholic-kids.com/rosary.htm

 

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Worship Leaders

We are extremely proud of our worship team. They plan and lead worship in key stage 1 as well as their own classes. They are enthusiastic, confident and responsible young people. We hope that they will soon be joined by others.

Prayer Group

Our prayer group is open to all on Thursdays at 12:30pm.

Holy Week

 

Holy Thursday

Spy Wednesday
Stations of the Cross
Palm Sunday

Lenten Fundraising

During Lent we raised money for Dreamflight, Save the Children, Cafod, Good Shepherd and donated tins for Barnsley food bank. We collected small change, donated tins of food, had 50p non-uniform Fridays, held a sponsored run and had a pyjama movie afternoon. (seethe News section for amounts raised).

Travelling Crosses

During Lent the travelling crosses made their way to each family's home. We hope you all enjoyed sharing the Easter story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection with your children. 

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Ash Wednesday

 

School Mass - Holy Trinity   led by class 3 -15th Feb 2017
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Don't forget you can find copies of letters and the term aheads important dates for each school when you click through the parents section of each school.
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