Faiths Alive "the parable of the Sower"
Faith’s Alive recently spent an afternoon in Reception carrying out activities based around the parable of The Sower. The children planned and prepared their own activities and carried out the session with support from Anne and Pat, our ‘Faith’s Alive’ co-ordinators. Please click here for more pictures.
Our schools Faith Friends group, "Faiths Alive" led collective worship in Reception during Lent.
The theme of the worship was the importance of being a good friend and emphasised the need for kindness and helpfulness in order for people to grow just as the seed did. Please click here to see more pictures.
Faith in Action Reflection Point 3
Our Faith Friends group completed their third Reflection point activity which will lead to the Faith in Action Award from the Liverpool Archdiocese.
We used the parable of the Mustard Seed, how Jesus started his ministry from small beginnings and that Faith Friends had also started from a small group and spread the Good News across the school and parish communities.They drew their own tree and created Prayer Flags which showed in words, pictures and symbols, the reasons why they had grown and how they thought they could continue to grow.
Their final Reflection Point will be at the Y6 Retreat.
Faith in Action - Reflection Point 2
The reflection was based on The Good Samaritan and who we consider are our neighbours. The children were asked to think about helping people in need and why we should consider thinking about helping everyone we can and not just people who are our family or friends and people we like, just like The Good Samaritan.
Pictures of pupils who received Holy Communion this year can be found here.
Year 3 Retreat Day
Year 3 travelled to the St. Joseph’s Centre in Formby to enjoy their RE. Retreat Day. The focus of the day was ‘friendship and working together' to find out how the day went, please click here.
Messy In School
Faith Friends recently held the first ever ‘Messy – in School’!
Around 30 families and children from Reception joined us for an afternoon of activities based around the Parable of the Sower from the Gospel of St Matthew. What a brilliant atmosphere as everyone joined in the activities and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves on a ‘Really Messy’ afternoon. Thanks go out to everyone who attended. There may well be another ‘Messy –in School’ at some point in the future! Meanwhile Faith Friends are getting ready for their next Lent activity !
Faith Friends is an extracurricular group formed from pupils in Years 5 and 6 who, meet to talk about ways in which they can put their faith into action both in school and in the community. Sometimes this involves craft work and other times it may involve leading others in prayer. So far Faith Friends have led both the Advent and Lenten assemblies as well as planned and led assemblies for Peace Day and Earth Day.
For more information, or if you would like to get involved, check out their page in the Extra Curricular clubs section, here.
Holy Door & Stations of Mercy
Following our visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral as part of our Year of Mercy celebrations we set up our own Holy Door in school.
We have also set up 6 Stations of Mercy throughout the school for staff and children to reflect the message from Pope Francis. Year 2 have participated in collective worship at each Station of Mercy. Please click here for more pictures.
"Gods mercy is like a Great light of love and tenderness"
Year 5 visited the Metropolitan Cathedral to celebrate the year of mercy and take part in a pilgrimage of mercy, starting at the Holy Door. They participated in many discussions as they were shown around the Cathedral. Those working for the Cathedral were very impressed with the children’s knowledge and understanding and the interesting questions that they asked. Additionally, the children were praised for their exemplary behaviour and respect. Year 5 were specially chosen to participate in this pilgrimage, as they will have the opportunity to create their own Holy Door at St. John’s.
Our Faith garden is now open and the children and staff are really enjoying using it for Collective worship. Please click here for more pictures.
Feast of St Peter and St Paul 29th June
To celebrate the feast day of St Peter and St Paul the whole school had a picnic in our year groups.
First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Congratulations to our Year 4 children who made their First Holy Communion and Confirmation. The children were a real credit to you and we were extremely proud of them. Bishop Tom was very impressed. Many thanks to all our parents, carers, teachers and catechists who helped make this such a memorable occasion. The children will keep these memories forever.
Year 4 Communion Party
Catholic Archdiocese Monitoring Visit
We recently received an R.E monitoring which went extremely well. It was led by Father Melly from the Christian Education Team, for a whole day. He was extremely impressed by the teaching, quality of Collective Worship and the children’s behaviour and work. He wrote to praise our school and thank us for his enjoyable visit. In this letter he stated “From the moment I stepped into the school I felt God’s presence. But that is only to be expected in a school where there is so much love and care shown.”
The money raised by the school for Cafod was £739.45, this total will be matched by the government. This money will be used for a range of different campaigns around the world such as buying starter pack’s for children to start school and buying animals for farmers allowing them to be self-sufficient etc. Many thanks to the children and their parents for their kindness and generosity.
The Good Shepard Appeal
Many thanks to the children for supporting our Good Shepherd fundraising appeal. We raised a total of £108 from our Easter egg raffle which will go towards helping children in our local area.