Celebrations and Masses
The Crowning of Mary
The Marian tradition has long been upheld within the Catholic tradition and we at St Joseph’s have for the last two years held a crowning of Mary liturgy in school. Unfortunately for the last two years the weather has not cooperated and we have had to hold it indoors! This has not however detracted from the beauty of the celebration. Our oldest and youngest children crowned the statue of Mary and we all laid flowers at her feet to remind us of how she intercedes for us on a daily basis.
St Joseph the Worker Mass
As our partron Saint – St Joseph is very important to us. He is our role model for being selfless and hardworking.
We celebrated his feast day with a Mass written by and entirely led by year 6.
The children greatly enjoyed the process of planning the Mass and reviewed lots of Scripture to find the most appropriate and inspiring words to share with the school. Well done Year 6!
This year the Lent liturgies were combined between two classes apart from Year 6 who wrote and celebrated the Mass of St Joseph the Worker.
The Lent liturgies were very well-attended and all who came felt uplifted and inspired by the beautiful singing, heartfelt prayers and Gospel readings.
Christingle - December 2018
As part of our Advent celebrations we visited St Francis Church and celebrated our Christingle service. It was lovely to go across to the Church and see Reverend Nick and share the Advent season with our neighbouring Church.
Passion Play 2018
This year we put on a passion play with a slight difference. We used modern pop songs to share the story of Our Lord’s passion. The children also read from the Gospel and acted out the story.
The singing was amazing and all who read and acted were very clear and respectful of the importance of the story.
This year each class produced an Advent liturgy based around the Advent wreath. Each class shared prayers, readings and sang hymns and carols. They ended with drinks and mince pies and parents joined us to look at children’s work and speak to teachers. They were lovely uplifting liturgies which we all enjoyed.
Blessing of the crib - December 2018
During Advent we joined the children from St Peter’s Academy for the blessing of the crib down St Peter’s Avenue. We sang some carols, shared some readings and then we joined together in the Church for refreshments. It was cold but a lovely celebration!
All Saints Mass
Father Andrew presided over our All Saints Mass which was a lovely celebration of all of those who have died and those who are our role models. The singing was beautiful and the children read beautifully. Well done to all involved.
Harvest Festival - October 2018
End of Year Mass - July 2018
First Holy Communion 2018
First Holy Communion 2017
In 2017 St Joseph’s had 7 children make their first Holy Communion: Kamil, Joseph, Alex, Kuba, Jessica Aaliyha and Evie-Rose. We were joined by Saint Mary’s at our school for a special celebration Mass to celebrate them becoming part of our Parish family. We also had a very special mass at Saint Mary’s Church.
40th Anniversary Celebration Mass
In 2017 St Joseph’s was 40! To celebrate we hosted a very special anniversary Mass which Bishop Patrick came to celebrate with us. We had an amazing celebration and really enjoyed ourselves. Bishop Patrick liked our singing so much that he even tweeted about it!
New classrooms and time capsule
In 2009 we opened the new infant corridor classrooms, Father Tony (our former parish priest) came along to cut the ribbon and we buried a time capsule filled with the things we think show who we are at our school.