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“Prayer unites us; it makes us brothers and sisters. It is in prayer that our hearts find the strength not to be cold and insensitive in the face of injustice. In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity.”
Pope Francis

Symphony of prayer and praise: A Prayer for the Year of Prayer

God of blessings,
in this year ahead,
give us a spirit of listening,
of openness to your word
and longing for your kingdom.

As we journey toward the Jubilee,
a time of new beginnings,
we pray for help and strength,
to heal our relationships with each other
and all creation.

Sing your song of love over us,
renewing our faith and courage,
so we may join our voices together,
discovering new harmonies of hope,
new melodies of reconciliation

Attentive to the Spirit,
and awake to the needs of the world,
may we seek your life-giving presence,
as we join as one global family,
in a great symphony of prayer and praise.


Our Collective Worship, Prayer & Liturgy Policy can be found here:
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Parents and friends are always welcome to join us at St Joseph's for Friday morning Mass (9.30am).
You can find the class rota for attendance here
Please note that the schedule does sometimes need to change at short notice. Everyone is welcome."

Our Y3, Y4 & Y5 Choir were privileged to sing at Westminster Cathedral in March 2023. See them in action here:

Recently we hosted children from 9 other primary schools for a day of spiritual reflection and connection before welcoming the relics of St Bernadette to our parish church next door. You can see a film about this very special day here:

Sharing Our Faith

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You can get a flavour of prayer life, collective worship and liturgy from the following images:
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Links to some of our most popular worship songs and hymns can be found in the following document. The children will enjoy singing along!
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Pupils in our school have a strong devotion to Our Lady which form a focus for all in October and culminates in a special May Procession.

The liturgical seasons are marked and celebrated through our RE lessons and through the ebb and flow of our daily prayer & reflection.
The following slides will give you a flavour of what the Season of Lent is like at St Vincent de Paul School.

Be Spirited occurs each week during Lent and allows all children to focus on the Gospel themes of the lectionary cycle in order to prepare for the great feast of Easter. You can experience a flavour of this very special experience through the following film which also shows a whole school approach to exploring the Stations of the Cross:

Our pupils like to be involved in leading prayer and worship. The following on-line worship was created for the whole school by two key worker children during lockdown:


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