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Collective Worship

Collective Worship

In St Mary’s we plan our collective worships with the children. They love to take ownership of these spiritual, liturgical events. We think about the Church’s seasons, our Come and See curriculum, feast days, and significant dates e.g. CAFOD Family Fast Day, International World Peace Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, Remembrance Day, Anti Bullying Day, and many more. The whole of St Mary’s family is invited to join us at all times. All liturgical events and Masses are shared with parents via newsletters, website, and ParentMail. Throughout school, we display our religious artwork to celebrate our special and unique love of Jesus. Each of our classrooms have beautiful focal points that reflect the liturgical seasons. The focal points also display the creative prayer work that the children have done which relates to the Come and See topics.

We give time each day to different aspects of our children’s spiritual development and relationship with God.

  • We contemplate the mystery of God
  • We reflect on spiritual and moral issues
  • We explore personal beliefs
  • We respond to and to celebrate life
  • We experience a sense of belonging and to develop community spirit
  • We develop a common ethos and shared values
  • We enrich religious experience
  • We grow in liturgical understanding and development
  • We pray using prayers which are part of the Catholic tradition
  • We partake in creative prayer
  • We reinforce positive attitudes
  • We take time out ‘to wonder at’, ‘to come to terms with’ and ‘to give worth to.’

In St Mary’s we plan our collective worships with the children. They love to take ownership of these spiritual, liturgical events. We think about the Church’s seasons, our Come and See curriculum, feast days and significant dates e.g. CAFOD Family Fast Day, International World Peace Day, Fairtrade Fortnight, Remembrance Day, Anti Bullying Day and many more. The whole of St Mary’s family is invited to join us at all times. All liturgical events and Masses are shared with parents via newsletters, website and ParentMail. Throughout school we display our religious artwork to celebrate our special and unique love of Jesus. Each of our classroom’s have beautiful focal points that reflect the liturgical seasons. The focal points also display the creative prayer work that the children have done which relates to the Come and See topics.