Year 2 - Year 6 Carol Service for Advent - Dec 2017
KS1 Nativity – Dec 2017
CAFOD World Gifts Fundraising – Dec 2017
Mini Vinnies and Choir singing at Trittiford Care Home – Dec 2017
Christmas Cards to China…
Children in every class made some Christmas cards to send to our partner schools in China to teach them a little about how we celebrate Christmas as Catholics and people from Britain. The cards were so creative and have already started their long journey to Chengdu – it will take 20 days to get there! Just in time for Jesus’ birthday!
Advent Retreat for Staff – Dec 2017
Dan Callow of One Life Music joined us at OLOL for an evening of Advent preparation and reflection so that the staff could ensure their spiritual preparedness as we enter this time of watching and waiting. The session was full of fun and staff had time to consider the times that we make to listen to God, the effort we make to prepare our hearts for Advent and also to acknowledge the times when we need the presence of the Spirit in our lives. As we wait with Mary we are renewed…
Our OLOL Prayer Bags - Dec 2017
We have just bought some new themed prayer bags to use in each year group…and the staff also have a prayer bag that they can take home or use in school to help them have some quiet prayer and reflection about their vocation. Children will be able to bring the prayer bags home to share with their family from the new year!
First Holy Communion Preparation – Dec 2017
We are really excited to start preparing for this most special Sacrament with our Year 3 children and their families – we see this as a school/parish/family event and so the involvement of all is very important. Father Sean invited us to explore the 7 Sacraments through the artefacts and evidence in Church and so with many puzzles to solve we found ourselves learning more about our church, our faith and ourselves during the evening…
Advent Prayer Area – Dec 2017
At this busy time of year we enter the Season of Advent. A time of waiting for the coming of Jesus when we should be full of prayer, penance and reflection...Christmas is coming but we should not focus on the decoration, the food, the gifts we should look for the messages within our Christmas traditions and notice how they lead us back to Jesus in the stable so long ago...
Advent – Dec 2017
It's starting to feel a lot like Advent at OLOL! Classes have demonstrated their preparedness for Advent in their new displays and Prayer areas...Have a look...
Confirmation – Nov 2017
Our Year 6 children received the Gifts of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation in November. This strengthening Sacrament that finalises our young people’s initiation to their Catholic Faith was celebrated with Bishop Byrne and our Parish. Year 6 are already demonstrating the powerful impact of the Spirit in their lives through their good works and mature response to their faith.
Remembrance – Nov 2017
OLOL remembers the fallen of all conflict…in Mass and at school during November.
We pray for all those we know and love that have died.
We pray for those we do not know, for those souls in purgatory that they find their way to Jesus.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
Prayer, Rosary and Refection at OLOL – Autumn 2017
Mrs Martin has been donating her time each week to run our OLOL Prayer and Rosary group. We are extremely grateful to Mrs Martin for her time; the children have thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to learn more about the Rosary, prayer, the lives of the Saints and important liturgical feasts.