Useful links to use at home during Lent:
The Cafod website has daily links to prayers and reflections which offer the opportunity to pause, reflect and pray as we prepare for Easter.
The Mark 10 Mission website shares weekly videos to watch at home - this week as we begin our journey through Lent their little liturgy is entitled "Let's begin Lent" whilst their KS2 video explores "The meaning of Lent" as the season to turn back to God.
Let us pray for the many people whose lives have been torn apart by conflict in Gaza and Israel.
We remember especially those who have died, those who are grieving, the injured and those now without food, shelter or medical supplies.
We pray also for those who have the power to bring peace. May they be touched by a spirit of compassion and kindness.
Lord hear us.
A Lectionary is a Bible that can be used for readings, for instance, when we go over to the church we use the Bible at the front, also known as a lectionary to see and read all the readings that church would do. Why do we need a Lectionary? Well, we need this as without one we cannot remember all the readings for 365 days of the year! This is extremely important to our parish and its why we are so very lucky with being able to read in the church so that you very much to Mary Nicholson.
Mary Nicholson has kindly given the school a Lectionary as a gift for being a wonderful school. Mary is a parishioner who helps out in the parish community. Many generations of Mary's family have attended (and still do currently) St Joseph's and she has given us the Lectionary to help us prepare for readings when we go to church so that we can do the best job we can.
(Sarah and Sanae)
Pupil's comments about the prayer garden:
"You can regulate your mind if you are feeling het up" (Isla)
"If you want to say a prayer or have some time with friends, you come here" (Elsie)
"It helps me calm down as its a quiet space" (Xanthe)
"It's a great place to relax with the younger ones" (Yasmin)
"We really enjoy planning the liturgy for our class, we try and include different things each week for them to think about and reflect on in a enjoyable way". (Gracie and Theo)