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


Fratelli Tutti
Prayer Space

Each year, we create a prayer space based on the theme of change and transition to our new classes. All the children visit the prayer space with their new teacher. The aim of the space is 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. 
Our Daily Prayers
Before we start our learning:

O my God you love me,

You're with me night and day,

I want to love you always, in all I do and say.

I'll try to please you Father.

Bless me through the day.


Before we eat lunch:

Bless us, as we sit together.  

Bless the food we eat today.  

Bless the hands that made our food.  

Bless us O Lord.  


Before we go home:

God our Father, I come to say, thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family and all the things you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night and in the morning send your light.


Hail Mary
Hail Mary, (Lift your right hand pointing to the sky.)

Full of grace, (Lift your left hand pointing to the sky.)

The Lord is with thee. (Bring your hands down folded near your heart.)

Blessed art thou among women, (Take your right hand and sweep it across your body pointing to all the girls in the group around you.)

And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. (Pretend you are rocking a baby in your arms.)

Holy Mary, (Lift your right hand pointing to the sky.)

Mother of God, (Lift your left hand pointing to the sky.)

Pray for us sinners, (Bring your hands down folded near your heart.)

Now (Point down to the ground with both hands.)

And at the hour of our death. (Point to a pretend watch on your wrist.)

Amen. (Bring hands together folded near your heart.)

Day of Reflection

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.


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