A Blessing for the New School Year
Beech class were delighted to welcome Deacon Tim to their class to celebrate the start of our new school year. It was a really reverent and special occasion when we gathered to ask God’s blessing on
and all the time remembering that Jesus is at the heart of all that we do.
On this class your blessing, Lord, on this class your grace bestow.
On this class your blessing, Lord, may it come and never go.
Deacon Tim also blessed our holy book, The Bible and we will remember the importance of treating the Word of God with respect every time we use it in our Religious Education lessons.
Let us pray...
At the start of our new school year Beech class wrote petition prayers asking for God's help with the challenges that lay ahead and what they wanted to improve. All our prayers are displayed in our prayer area and we share them when we pray together. Our hands made the petals of the flower and reminds us that we all work together as children of God.
Help me to improve my attendance this year and to
persevere with my handwriting because it is messy.
Help me to get closer to your Son Jesus
by praying more often.
God is our Saviour!
Lord hear us
Our Mission in Beech Class!
In our Religious Education lesson we reflected on our school mission, 'Christ is the centre of our school community where we live, love and learn together.'
We thought of so many ways our class family can live, love and learn together and displayed them on our 'Mission Tree'.
Are you cooperative, kind, responsible, forgiving, supportive, respectful, compassionate, faithful and patient? These were only a few of our choices.
Each day we choose a mission word and a pupil selects someone who has demonstrated this quality during the day.
We are trying to live by following in the footsteps of Jesus.
How can you do this today?
Would you be a fisher of men?
In our Religious Education lessons we read the story of the 'Call of the Disciples' and thought about reasons for and against answering Jesus's call. After careful consideration and much debating, the majority of Beech class decided that the answer was YES but it would be difficult to leave your family, friends and home!
‘I believe that I can be a follower of Jesus and be eloquent by spreading the Word of God.
The word of God is how God teaches us to live good lives. It is found in the Bible.’
'Jesus is tired and needs me to help him and I will.
Also he is the Son of God; who wouldn’t?’
‘I believe that I can be a disciple on earth
and must tell people that Jesus is loving and forgiving.’
What would you do?
The Month of the Rosary
Beech class led our school Mass to reflect on October being the month of the Rosary and especially on Our Lady of Fatima. It was lovely to celebrate together in our school hall, with so many parents and members of our parish church family. Lots of confident reading and prayer and praising to God. Thank you to all!
Month of the Holy Souls
During the month of November we remember those people we love who have died. We also remember those who have no one to pray for them.
In class we wrote our own prayers and will share them during class prayer time.
Share this prayer together as a family at home.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace
'Learned and Wise'
St. Vincent de Paul House had many good ideas to explain how they can be 'Learned and Wise.'
We are all working hard to demonstrate these
Jesuit Virtues every day.
Let us pray...
Beech class are continuing to remember loved ones in their prayers. Our class prayer area helps us to focus. Each day we choose a person from our 'Remembrance Tree' to pray for. The poppies we made really make our prayer area look special.
Living the Jesuit Virtues in Beech class!
Our excellent role models who won certificates
for being 'Eloquent and Truthful'
Pupils in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
are growing to be...
'Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves,
the relations between people, and the world.'
Sacramental Preparation begins...
No where better to start than with the Seven Sacraments; all stationed around our beautiful church for children and parents to explore and discuss.
...and it was our first Sacramental preparation Mass
Children and family gathered to celebrate Mass together on the first Sunday of Advent.
Father Sean reminded us in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations, let us not forget to put Jesus first in our lives and remember the true meaning of Christmas.
Beech class have been busy making Chinese lanterns for the school carol concert.
Advent - a time of preparation!
Our class altar reflects the Holy Season of Advent. Purple is the Liturgical colour for Advent. Look around school and in church. Where is the colour purple being used?
Advent Retreat with Dan and Emily from One Life Music
'Waiting with Mary'
What a wonderful day of music, reflection, activities and prayer we had! Like Mary, we are also waiting for Jesus and our retreat day definitely helped us to prepare for this special time, which we celebrate at Christmas.
We began by lighting our Advent wreath. We thought about how much Mary loved Jesus when he was born and also how much she loved God because she said yes to him. We prayed that we would be filled with God's love also.