Religious Education at St Catherines
Religious Educationis at the heart of life at St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School with the children learning Christian values and faith through worship, prayer and the curriculum. The children are given opportunities to hear the Gospel, learn about the faith of the Church and enjoy the experience of the Christian Community of their school and parishes.
Staff, pupils and parents participate in school Masses during each term. The Liturgy is given a high priority as a school activity and parents are welcome to celebrate with the children. Prayers are said daily in class and in assemblies. The Liturgical seasons are observed, with special Church feasts and holy days being celebrated, sometimes together with the parish. Our Parish Priest Fr. Richard Meyer visits us on a regular basis, and other local clergy and members of the parish are invited and welcomed to celebrate in other assemblies and nurture breakfasts throughout the year.
Whole School Liturgies
From September, our whole school liturgies will take place on a Monday morning at 8:40am. All parents and extended family are warmly invited to join us. Each KS2 class will take turns to be in charge of the liturgy which will usually be based around the key theme of the gospel of the previous Sunday (ie listening, forgiveness, love, compassion etc). The children will be asked to actively make these values central to whatever they are doing during the coming week and they will discuss how they are getting along during Thursday morning mini-liturgies in class.