Collective Worship at STM
All Saints Day Mass 1.11.22
To celebrate All Saints, Fr Michael celebrated Mass in school for all of us. His homily was that the saints message was clear as a bell. If we are to strive tio be saints, we too must be clear and ring out true.
We sang When the Saints Go Marching In! All of us, staff and children alike will try to be saint like this month.
Class Act of Worship
Every Tuesday and Thursday, a child from each class prepare and lead an Act of Worship based either on the Gospel for the day or a Gospel that relates to them. The children discuss the Gospel through reading and pictures as well as sharing their own intentions and for the wider community. The children display Human Dignity and Subsidiarity through their leadership and mediation skills.
We have Benediction three times a year. At the end of Autumn term. Easter Term and it is always the last thing we do as a school community at the end of the year. Thank you Father Jonathon for guiding us in our faith journey in understanding the importance of Benediction.
Gospel assembly: Monday
Each week, our Year 6 prefects meet together to plan a Gospel assembly that is delivered every Monday morning. During the assembly, the children reflect on a picture of the Gospel, read the Gospel and apply their learning through talk. The children make links to the Gospel by focusing on a word and how they are going to apply their gift at home, school and the wider community.
Expectation assembly: Wednesday
Every Wednesday, Mrs Coward and Mr Davies deliver Expectations assembly. In the assembly there are links made to our UNICEF rights, aspects of Catholic Social Teaching that we live by and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural links. It is our mission to demonstrate solidarity, common good, life and dignity, participation, option for the poor and vulnerable, rights and responsibilities and dignity.
Achievement assembly: Friday
Every Friday, Mrs Lodge and Mr Dobson deliver an assembly all around the week's achievement. It is a celebration for those who have achieved their Outstanding Learners badges after receiving 3 Outstanding Learner stickers. We give thanks for all of our achievements in this assembly and recognise that they are God given.
Class Assembly: Friday
Throughout the school year each class plan their Act of Worship around a theme relating to the Bible. The assembly is delivered to parents incorporating different ways of demonstrating how we worship God through hymn, prayer, action, poetry and dance. The children are proud to lead their assemblies and showcase their religious knowledge. It is the children's mission to demonstrate Solidarity, common good, life and dignity, participation, option for the poor and vulnerable, rights and responsibilities and dignity.