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:


Jesus said: "I give you a new commandment: Love one another just as I have loved you."

Key Stage 1 and 2 assemblies - Monday afternoon 2.40pm.

Every week our key stage assemblies are linked to themes from Sundays Gospel reading, World Faiths or liturgical celebrations of the year.



Year 2's Assembly to celebrate Our Lady - Mary, During the Month of May

Ash Wednesday 2nd March 2022


Ash Wednesday


Today is Ash Wednesday.  We had a service where  Father Ged 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.  We have Lent because Jesus fasted for 40 days in the desert, with no drink and no food. Lent prepares us for Easter when Jesus rose up from the dead.  What will you do during Lent to become closer to God?


1st December - Year 3 celebrated our whole school assembly to mark the beginning of Advent.  They reminded us about the ways we can prepare for Christmas.

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  

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.

Year 5 Assembly - Ramadan.

"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.