During Vocations Week, we think about what our particular role might be in God’s plan for the world, and how we can serve God and others now and in the future.
God calls us to share our gifts/talents generously with others, helping others and showing them God’s love.
What is a vocation?
A call… The word comes from the Latin word ‘vocare’ which means ‘to call’. Vocation, then, is about a call or a calling in people’s lives
A call from… The call from God. We believe that God has called people to play a particular role in his plan of salvation for the world.
A call for… Everyone, including you. Many people only use the term ‘vocation’ to talk about priests, monks and religious sisters. But the call is for everyone. We believe that God calls each and every person into existence and then calls us to be a living sign of his love for the world. We are created out of love and we are created to love.
A call to… This means that for Christians, a vocation is not just something that God calls us to do, it is also the person God calls us to be.
How can I discover my vocation?
What are the qualities you see in others that you would most like to have yourselves?
As a school of faith, we believe that God is ever-present in our lives and so our faith and beliefs run through all areas of our lives in school; whether we are learning in lessons, moving around school or on the playground.
Together, we share daily collective worship to remind ourselves of God's love and the impact He has on our lives. We look to Him for guidance when we need support and thank Him for the many blessings He shares with us. We may do our collective worship as a class, as a key stage, as a school in assembly or as a parish in mass.
We are also extremely fortunate that we have whole school retreat days where we come off timetable to reflect on different focuses (Advent or Lent for example). We are led in our retreat days by the wonderful Dan and Emily from One Life Music who help us to understand our theme better and who lead us in song and prayer. Each time, both staff and pupils thoroughly enjoy the day and come away feeling uplifted spiritually.
Each year, we prepare candidates for the sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation and we celebrate their commitment to faith. Both occasions are wonderful events where families, staff and the parish are able to come together to share in the sacraments of our children.
In our dedicated Religious Education lessons, the Children follow the Archdiocese religious education program ‘Learning and Growing as the people of God’. For more information about what your child is currently studying in their RE lessons, please have a look at their study plans here.
You can also see more detail about your child's exploration of faith in their RE lessons by looking at the scheme plans here.
In addition to the diocesan strategy, we have dedicated themed weeks. For example, Vocations Week where we look carefully at how people are called by God to fulfil their vocations; in their call to way of life, call to work and the universal call to holiness.
Of course, we also thread Catholic Virtues through all our learning too. Read more about them here.
All pupils are placed into 'houses' which are named after the following saints:
The children are given house points for their behaviour and attitudes which are collated together and each week the winning house team is celebrated during our celebration assembly.
The Wednesday Word Sunday scripture & prayer resource is unique.
aims to contribute to drawing families more closely to God and to each other
promotes, upholds and enhances the Catholic ethos of our school
regularly shares the Gospel with all school parents, regardless of any professed faith or lack of it, whilst also acting as a regular, gentle, indirect invitation to the Church throughout the time that the family is connected to the school
is an effective starting point that helps avoid awkwardness in the many families where the tradition of coming together in prayer and reflection appear to have lapsed or never existed. The Wednesday Word aims to help all school families to develop Christ-centred relationships in the home - a proven way of developing loving family relationships
Please click on the link for this week's Wednesday Word
Fr Gary invites all the children (and parents) of St Rose to join in with the Sunday mass each week.
To find the link to view the mass, please click on the image above.
10.30 am Mass for Easter Day
Retreat Day: February 2020
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have dedicated 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. A year of celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word and an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’ OneLife Music (Dan & Emily) came to St Rose on Thursday 27th February to lead us through a retreat day with the usual fun, laughter, music and reflection. Inviting us to listen afresh to the word of God, challenging us fit scripture into our daily lives and encouraging us to celebrate, live and share God’s living Word.
Confirmation of our Year 6 children
Saturday 9th June 2018
Celebrated by Bishop Byrne
A lovely evening was shared by the children, parents and friends of
Our Lady & St Rose and St Peter’s as they came together to celebrate the Year 6 children's Confirmation.
The whole collaborated on creating our Stations of the Cross.
Since creating it not only have the children from our own school enjoyed the experience of walking in Jesus' footsteps but children from our QUAD schools have also been spiritually uplifted by the experience.
Stations of the Cross
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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