St Marys Catholic Primary School
At St. Mary's we place the children at the heart of everything we do

Catholic Life

The Catholic life of our school is central to all we do at St. Mary's.

 

Our Mission Statement reflects our dedication to the teachings of Christ.

St Mary's is a Catholic school with the love, life and teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Christian Church at the heart of all that we do. 

Prayer and worship is a distinctive feature of our school. We recognise that worship can happen anywhere and takes many forms. A selection of photographs from Acts of Worship at school and celebrations at the Church can be viewed below.

Gospel Values
 
The Gospel values, based on the Beatitudes in the Gospel of Matthew (Chapter 5: 1-11) underpin all that we do in school. These values are made explicit to the school community at assemblies and liturgies and explored throughout the week in the classroom. When we come to celebrate achievement in the school, we recognise first and foremost those who have witnessed to Gospel values, as well as recognising excellence in other areas. 
 
Our Gospel Values are Kindness, Humility, Justice, Forgiveness, Compassion, Integrity, Courage and Peace. 
Our prayer space was based on the theme of change and transition to our new classes. During the last week of term all the children visited the prayer space with their new teacher. The aim of the space was to
 
  • Allow children and adults to explore prayer in a creative way.
  • Enable those who take part to feel more spiritually prepared for change and transition.
  • Foster a natural curiosity about prayer. life and their own personal identity in the world.

 

Lord God,
on this anniversary of the first lockdown


we pause and we remember.


So many have died; so many have been bereaved.


So many still struggle; so many lives have been disrupted.


Lord God,

because you too remember,

because you too weep,


because you too have shared in every death,


and because of the resurrection,


we put our hope in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amen 

 

 

Lent is a time when we pray, do kind things for other people, give up things and give to others, as we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Easter. 
 
For forty days, we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary and we see the mercy he shows towards others, despite his suffering. Just as God shows mercy towards us, like Jesus, we try to show mercy to others. 
 
This Lent, we are also making our journey alongside families around the world living in poverty, especially those who do not have the basic things they need like enough food or clean water.