Prayer and Liturgy
The Aims of Prayer & Liturgy
We believe that Prayer & Liturgy in our school should provide all pupils and staff with the opportunity to:
- enrich their religious experience
- grow in liturgical understanding and development
- experience a sense of belonging and develop community spirit
- participate fully
- reflect on spiritual and moral issues
- respond to and celebrate life
- contemplate something of the mystery of God.
Prayer and Liturgy is the time we take each day giving praise and thanks to God.
What is Prayer and Liturgy?
Through our daily prayers and weekly reflection on the Gospel, the children have the opportunity to develop their relationship with God and know that they can turn to him when they are finding things hard or want to thank him for the things they are grateful for.
In our weekly Gospel Assembly we think about what Jesus is teaching us and how we can act out these teachings in our everyday life.
As well as our weekly Gospel Assembly, prayers are led in class by the children, weekly Hymn Practice takes place and children experience termly year group Masses in Church and whole school Masses throughout the Year. It is always very special to be able to gather in Church to worship and celebrate Mass. Parents and parishioners are regularly invited to join us in the celebration of Mass.
Each day children say our traditional school prayers and there are also opportunities for the children to reflect quietly and pray for their own personal intentions.
We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils who regularly read at Mass and organise Bible Buddies each week to share Bible stories with our FS2 children.