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Catholic Life at St Rose of Lima

 

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.

 

It:

  • 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

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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

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