St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God

School Prayer and Worship

Key Scripture for this week:

“I am the living bread which has come down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

John 6:51-58

Key Stage 2 assemblies - Monday afternoon 2.40pm

Key Stage 1 assemblies - Tuesday afternoon 2.40pm

Every week our key stage assemblies are linked to themes from Sundays Gospel reading.  Each of our teaching staff and Mrs Thomson will take turns to lead the assemblies every week.  



Creative Prayer Group

Our Year 4 G.I.F.T chaplaincy Team (in training) came up with the idea that they would like to start a prayer group for Key stage 1 where they could do some fun activities like colouring in with a theme linked to the liturgical time of year or a bible story.  Well done Year 4 GIFT team, great work!no

Year 3 leading Class Worship for Year 1 and Reception Class

Year 3 led a class worship for Year 1 and Reception this week on the theme of 'love'.   They did a fantastic job and both classes have requested for them to come back again!frown  

25/5/17 - We began our Mass today with a one minute silence to remember all those affected by recent events in Manchester.  We will continue to pray that all people will keep working for peace in our world.  All those affected have been prayed for in each of our classes and during our Mass today.

Thursday 25th May - Today we celebrated our whole school mass to celebrate Our Lady and the feast of the Ascension.  During May we celebrate and honour Mary the Mother of Jesus, and think about the ways that we can be like Mary, by always being ready to 'Yes' to God.  We also celebrated the feast of the Ascension.  The feast of the Ascension is traditionally celebrated 40 days after Easter.  We remember the time that Jesus returned to his father in heaven.  Thank you to Fr. Ged for celebrating our Mass for us today and to the G.I.F.T team for writing the bidding prayers.

Everyone is welcome to join us for Mass to celebrate the feast of the Ascension on Thursday 25th May at 11am in school.smiley

Year 5 Assembly - Ramadan.

6th April  - Today we celebrated whole school Mass with the theme of 'love'.  As we approach the end of Lent, we are now thinking about and preparing for Holy Week and the great celebration of Easter.  During this time we are reminded of Jesus' love for us all and how we should show love to everyone.  Our thanks to Fr. Ged for celebrating Mass for us.

Ash Wednesday


Today is Ash Wednesday we had a service where  Father Frankie came into school to put the sign of the cross on our foreheads using ashes.  The ashes are made from burnt palm leaves.

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. This is a special year for Lent because it is the Year of Mercy.

We have Lent because Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert, with no drink and no food. Lent leads us up to Easter  when Jesus rose up from the dead.  What will you do during Lent to become closer to God?

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"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works"

Matthew 5:16

December - We celebrated whole school Mass with the theme of waiting.  Kiera from our GIFT Team and Sacramental programme lit the candles for us.  It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the special time of Christmas and it's true meaning.  Thank you to Fr. Ged for leading our Mass today. 


We also welcome our new altar servers: Gabby, Patrycja, Joanne, Feba and John Carlos.

"Faith in action is love - and love in action is service."  Mother Teresa 

G.I.F.T. team assembly all about Advent.

Following their retreat day at St Bede's, some of G.I.F.T. team led an assembly for KS1 all about Advent and preparing for Christmas.  We also watched Fr. Frankie starring in 'carpool nativity karaoke'.  Many thanks to the G.I.F.T team for helping us to remember what Christmas is really about.
Year 1 performed a lovely assembly on advent.  They explained the meaning of the Advent wreath and told us about the ways that they were going to prepare for Christmas.

End of the Year of Mercy

On Friday 25th November three members of our GIFT Chaplaincy Team, Abigail, Annabel and Nusaybah, went to Salford to celebrate the End of the Year of Mercy.  Bishop John Arnold celebrated the Mass for schools from all around the Diocese of Salford.  He reminded us that although the Year of Mercy has come to an end that we should continue to live out all the things that we have been reminded about this year.

We began our new school year with a whole School mass with the theme 'Talents'. Can you spot any of our talented staff? Many thanks to Fr. Ged and Fr. Frankie for celebrating mass for us.

The G.I.F.T. team leading an assembly with the theme 'Love one another'. The G.I.F.T team prepared and delivered the assembly for Key Stage 1 and 2 assemblies.

October 2016 - We celebrated the Diamond Anniversary of our school.  We held a Mass in school which was attended by past pupils, staff, friends, current pupils and parents to celebrate the occasion. (Photos can be found in the Religious Education page).  It was a wonderful Mass celebrated by Fr Ged and Fr Frankie.  Some of our past pupils - altar servers were invited back to serve during the Mass too.

We say good bye and good luck to all of our wonderful Year 6 and wish them all the best for the future.


"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire"

St. Catherine of Sienna



Year 2's Assembly - beachcombers

Mercy Bus

Fr Frankie visited us today to tell us all about the 'Mercy Bus' and when he met Pope Francis and told him about this great idea for the Year of Mercy.  The mercy bus will be in Blackburn this Saturday, so please take some time to go and visit it.

Year 5 assembly - 5 W's