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There is a rich and vibrant prayer life in our school. The following document explores our approach to collective worship, prayer and liturgy:
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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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Adoremus is from the Latin and means 'let us adore".

The Eucharistic Conference in Liverpool in September was a fantastic opportunity for the whole Church to gather together to learn more about the Eucharist and who we can all grow in our devotion to it.

As a school community, we will be focusing throughout this year on strengthening our relationship with Jesus through our participation in the Eucharist and in our devotion to it.

We hope that all children will get the chance to experience the beauty of adoration this year. Also we aim to launch a traditional Corpus Christi procession in the Summer where Church and School will join together in demonstrating our love of the Holy Eucharist to all.

Please click here to view a slideshow of our celebrations

The Year of the Word
was instrumental to a new way of celebrating our assemblies, with the introduction of a strong witness of ‘going forth’ behind the Gospel. Each classes bring the Gospel back to the class and is ready to live the Word in school and at home for the week ahead. Find out more about the Year of the Word here:

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated this year as 'The God Who Speaks - A Year of the Word’ to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’, and the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin.

This will be a year during which we will all deepen ourconnection with the Bible, listening intently for the voice of The God Who Speaks.

This has already transformed the way that we all make use ofthe Wednesday Word resource. During our Wednesday Word Assembly, having explored what the following weekend’s Gospel means for us, each class processes out holding their Wednesday Word high – the children follow committed to bringing the Gospel to their class and beyond to their homes and communities!

A Prayer for this special year:

Living God,
You walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.


Follow this link for a Diocesan assembly introducing the Year of the Word:

Visit here to see what the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales are sharing about the God Who Speaks:

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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