We belong to the family of God

Today Fr Dave visited Year 1 to speak to us about the importance of belonging. We talked about how we would make someone new feel welcome.  We listened to a story from St Mark’s Gospel and thought about the message. Fr Dave blessed us with Holy Water and left some for our classroom. He showed us the baptismal candle, oil of chrism and white garment which are used in a baptism.  We played a game and then ended a lovely afternoon by singing I belong. Thank you Fr Dave.

First Holy Communion 2017

Yesterday 15 of our Year 4 children received their first Holy Communion.  The service was beautiful and prayerful.  All the children looks fabulous and we hope they enjoyed their day.  Thank you for all those involved in making the last 2 weekends such a lovely time for our children.

Fr Dave visited Year 1

Father Dave visited Year 1 to talk to us about the preparation of the gifts of bread and wine for communion.  He showed us the communion hosts and the special dish they go on called a patton and he showed us a chalice with wine in.  He also showed us some of the special vestments that he wears. We were all very interested.

Reception visit Church

Reception had a very frosty walk to church today as part of our ‘Celebrations’ topic. We all got wrapped up in our, hats, coats, scarves and gloves and made sure we were very careful when walking on the ground because it was super slippy!

We met Mrs Scullion in church who had very kindly came  to tell us all about the different parts of the church. We loved looking at the stained glass windows and learned lots of tricky new words such as ‘tabernacle’ as we explored the church.
We had a quiet moment at Mary’s special alter where we lit a class candle, closed our eyes and said a prayer.
On our way back from church we made fresh footprints in the snow and then came back to school and explored the snow in our outside area.

Carols by Candlelight – Y5 & 6

Last night our year 5 and 6 children shared a beautiful Carol service with the community of St Aloysius.  Lots of people commented on how fantastic the service was and the children who took part did extremely well.  We love spreading a little bit of Christmas cheer!

For film clips of the night please see Galleries > Federation events.

If you missed this service Year 3 and 4 are holding their Carols by Candlelight service tonight at 4:30pm in St Aloysius Church