St Dominic Catholic Primary School

St Dominic Catholic School

St Dominic Catholic Primary School

If we live by truth and in love we shall grow in Christ

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The Liturgical Year

January

 

We return to school and remember the feast of the Epiphany, thinking about the many gifts we have been given by God.

March 

 

 

Our very talented Irish dancers perform for us to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick.

 

KS1 children lead a Mother’s Day liturgy for their parents.

 

 Lent

 

During these weeks we all go the extra mile to raise funds for a worthy cause. Last year was for the Westminster Catholic Children’s Society. We enjoy placing our coins on huge letters in the library.

 Holy Week

 

Our final Mass of the term begins on the playground remembering Palm Sunday. We process into the hall singing and waving palm branches. As Mass continues, we remember the Last Supper as our priest washes the feet of children and adults. We process out in silence, having venerated the cross.

 Easter

 

We celebrate Easter by lighting our Paschal Candle during each assembly during the Easter season. 

May 

 

Our Liturgy Group lead prayers at break time – a month of devotion to Mary.

Pentecost 

 

All classes mark the birthday of the Church. Some make headdresses showing the flames of the Holy Spirit, others dance to show the power of the wind, others release red balloons.

June

 

The whole school gathers together to give thanks for our Year 3 children receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. It is the coming together of our three parishes.

July 

 

Our Year 6 children lead our celebration of Mass, providing the opportunity to give thanks for their many blessings and to pray for the future.

September

 

We return to school and celebrate Mass together, praying for the whole community and the year ahead. In 2014, Bishop John Sherrington was our celebrant as we marked the 50th year in our school building.

October 

 

Our Liturgy Group lead prayers at break time for the month of Mary.

 

Our special Harvest Assembly attended by the Captain of the Salvation Army, is followed by the distribution of all the donated food to members of our local community who are in need.

November 

 

Our Book of Remembrance for Holy Souls contains the names of loved ones we would like to pray for. This is displayed in the hall and referred to during all assemblies.

 

We fill Rotary shoe boxes for distribution to needy families in Eastern Europe

Advent

 

We light our Advent Wreath and hold a special Advent Assembly to remind us that we are coming out of darkness into light.

 

KS2 children lead their Advent Reconciliation Services.

 

The staff and governors join together in an evening celebration of Mass.

Christmas

 

Year 2 lead us in the Nativity, supported by Year 1, with Nursery and Reception  each presenting their own tableau and songs for parents in their classrooms.