Religious Education at St Catherine's

We live, learn and grow in God's Love

Sacrament of Confirmation 2019

On Wednesday 13th February our Catholic pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 were confirmed by Bishop Robert Byrne at St. Catherine’s Church.

As Bishop Robert said, this is a very important moment in the faith journey of our children but also in the life of the school and parish. It is the time when we confirm our faith and through the               sacrament of Confirmation we are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Not only are we to listen and talk to God, but we also must spread the word of God, through both our words and our actions.                                   

Thank you to all the parents, sponsors, school staff and alter servers for making it such a special evening. Thank you to Father Mario and Chris the organist who has been so helpful. Finally a really special thank you to Mr Minchin and Mr Woolman who have prepared our Confirmation candidates so well. Thank you for all their hard work over many weeks and months.

 

 

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Feast of the Epiphany January 2019

The whole school celebrated the  Feast of the Epiphany in church this week. The pupils read clearly and sang with real energy. Thank you to everyone for making it such a peaceful and prayerful occasion. This was an important opportunity for pupils to reflect and pray together. The Three Kings were curious about following the star and seeing  the baby Jesus in Bethlehem; they also took responsibility upon themselves and made sure that they achieved what they set out to do. This is an important message for us all.

 

Christmas 2018 Mass Times at St Catherine’s Parish

24th December 5:30pm Children’s Christmas Mass

24th December 10:30pm Christmas Mass

25th December 11:00am Christmas Day Mass

It would be lovely to see you there! 

 Advent Prayer

God of hope, who brought love into this world, be the love that dwells between us.

God of hope, who brought peace into this world, be the peace that dwells between us.

God of hope, who brought joy into this world, be the joy that dwells between us. 

God of hope, the rock we stand upon, be the centre, the focus of our lives always, and particularly this Advent time

Faith Council Advent Prayer December 2018

Help us to prepare and use the time of advent wisely. We pray that each week we will be more prepared than ever. Each week we add another light and our hope for Jesus grows brighter. We pray, we share, we do our part—to welcome Jesus into our hearts. Amen.

By Alexandrea

Catholic Education Week 2013

Faith Council Prayer November 2018

Dear Lord We praise you and thank you for accepting everyone in your world of forgiveness. We pray for those who have lost loved ones and we pray also for those who need your love. We hope that everyone can be faith-filled and hopeful by being positive and by praying to you O Lord. Amen.
By Scarlett and Raquel

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The Holy Rosary October 2018

The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions. October includes the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7th). The best way to celebrate the month is, of course, to pray the Rosary. During our FS / KS1 Prayer Service today, the children were able to see how the rosary beads are used for prayer: Vanessa “It was peaceful and little children enjoyed the story about loving. We had our rosary beads on the altar because it is the month of the Rosary.” Daniella “It was special because we sat in a circle, like class based worship; we had a statue of Mary, rosary beads and pictures of families showing love.” Bhuvaan “We shared a story about loving our family and friends and we prayed for our friends in school.” Charlotte “We had big rosary beads and Mrs Finnegan read us a story about loving our family.”

 

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Harvest Mass 2018

The prayer life of the school has been focussing on the Catholic values of Compassion and Love - reflecting on how Jesus demonstrated this during his life. As we begin to prepare for our annual Harvest collection of food, we show our compassion and love for those people in our community that need it most

 

Year 4 First Class Mass September 2018

Well done all pupils of Year 4 for attending their first mass in the Lady Chapel this year. Everyone celebrated the feast of St. Lawrence Ruiz, who was from the Philippines and is remembered for spreading the Christian faith in Japan. All children were very reverent throughout. Thank you to all who wrote and read Bidding Prayers, children who took up the bread and wine at the offertory and a special thank you to everyone for their beautiful singing.