What is your role as a Chaplain and what difference are you making?
We are influenced by God’s footprint and asked to follow Jesus’s footsteps (Ruby)
We encourage others to follow the examples in the Gospel (Alex)
We show that we respect Jesus and are role models for others (Sanae)
We use our previous experience of Chaplaincy to support others
We show that we follow God by helping others (William)
We lead by example and help others who might be new to school or new to Chaplaincy
We help the younger children to pray
We support the Gospel celebration of the word on Monday’s (Isla)
We write the certificates for values and Catholic Social teaching
We promote our weekly mission / going forth
We check the prayer areas
We take on roles in church
As a result of the Chaplaincy team sharing their action plan with the Parish, we have just received a check for £350 to support their work!
As a school, we have invited Father Paul to lead our celebration of welcoming our new Chaplians into the Chaplaincy community. Father Paul has gladly blessed us and we have refleced on his prayers and are grateful Father was able to attend. Us Chaplains are excited to have our new Year 3 Chaplains, Arlo and Victoria hlep us with our action plan and mission. (Sanae Y5 Chaplain).
Dear Parents and Carers (3.10.23)
The Chaplaincy team at St Joseph’s would like to inform you about their new action plan. You can find this on the Chaplaincy section of our website!
On our action plan we have made lots of exciting decisions and one of them is to continue to support our local community by donating to the foodbank.
We would like you to help us provide food for others in our community that don’t always have enough. Any donations are highly appreciated and just one item can make a big difference.
From Monday 9th October the food donation box will be out on the playground before and after school to collect donations.
The foodbank is particularly looking for the following items:
Pasta sauces, small jars of coffee, tea bags, tinned fish, tinned spaghetti, deodorants (male / female)
The Chaplains would like to thank you for your support with this!
At St Joseph's we believe that every child who wants to be a Chaplaincy member should be given the opportunity to do so! Each year we ask the KS2 children to apply to be a Chaplain and give reasons why they would like to be involved. These are some of the things they said:
"I would represent the school with pride and spread the word of Jesus and use our school values" (Elouise)
"I want to help the school with Stewardship and make the school a better place" (Ethan)
"I really want to get a stronger bond with God and be more connected to him" (Anya)
I want to help support the foodbank and help in liturgies as part of the Chaplaincy team" (Amelia)
"I want to support the community" (Jude)
"I want to help the school as much as I can" (Alfie)
Chaplaincy Update February 2023
Chaplaincy have had a busy half-term. Firstly, they have been attending Tea at 2 with the local parishioners as part of strengthening our presence in the community. As well as this, Chaplaincy have participated in whole school weekly worships by leading prayers, reflections and readings. Within class the Chaplains have strengthened our mission by helping KS1 classes deliver Liturgical Prayers.
The Chaplaincy team are keen to continue to support our local Foodbank and reach our target of 1 tonne of donations by the end of the school year. At last count we were just shy of 1/2 tonne. The donation box will be accessible in the playground before the start of the school day. Many thanks, your Chaplaincy Team.