Journeying in the Faith – Prayers for the New YearJanuary 13th 2014
‘We are all God’s children
and will try to live, love, work
and serve as Jesus taught us.’
Prayers for the start of the new year
In the new year may we remember
Today's decisions shape tomorrow's outcomes
That living each moment the best we can
Creates a harmonious life.
May we remember
By holding fast to integrity
Others see we are trustworthy.
When times are rough
May we remember to turn in
To our close and ready source of comfort.
As we start a ...
Curriculum LettersSeptember 30th 2013
Journeying in the Faith: World Religion Prayers for PeaceJune 17th 2013
We are a Catholic Christian community but we enjoy finding out about and celebrating the richness of other faiths and religions of the world.
[caption id="attachment_2875" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
The holy city of Mecca[/caption]
"Like the bee gathering honey from the different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of the different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions." - Mahatma Gandhi
[caption id="attachment_2873" align="aligncenter" width="225"]
Ganesh - the Hindu god of luck and wisdom[/caption]
Christian Prayers for Peace
Blessed are the Peacemakers,...
Year of FaithJanuary 11th 2013
Pope Benedict asks that we reflect on what our faith actually means for us, and how we make it our own. He reminds us that faith is something we profess (e.g. in the Creed), we celebrate (in the liturgy, especially the Eucharist), we live out (through the witness of our lives) and we pray (individually and as a community). “We want this Year to arouse in every believer the aspiration to profess the faith in fullness and with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope.”
The Pope asks us to rediscover and study ...
Request for VolunteersJuly 11th 2012
If you would like to find out about being a volunteer in school please come to our drop in tea / coffee and questions session on Monday 16th July from 2.30pm.
To find out more please click here: request for volunteers july 2012
Journeying in the Faith – the OlympicsJuly 2nd 2012
The Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about much more than sporting excellence. Underpinning the Games is the philosophy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympic Movement.
He saw in the Games an ideal opportunity to develop a set of universal principles – or values – that could be applied to education and to society as a whole, as well as to sport itself.
These Values are:
respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking care of one’s health and the environment
excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s ...
Easter Craft Workshop at St Joseph’s ChurchMarch 16th 2012
Please click here for details of the Holy Week Celebrations at St. Joseph's Church: HolyWeekCelebrations2012
There will be STATIONS OF THE CROSS FOR CHILDREN at 10.00am on Good Friday at St Joseph's Church followed by an Easter Craft Workshop in the hall for children aged 5-10.
Tickets for the workshop (£1.00) available from Ursula on 01202 471023 or Vicky on 01425 272669. Hot cross buns and refreshments available after workshop.
Harvest Festival 2011September 27th 2011
This year our Harvest Festival is being held 2.30pm on Wednesday 5th October, to which you are all invited. We will be continuing to support Hope, the Bournemouth charity for the homeless. Their aim is to provide supported housing, for single, homeless people and individuals completing rehabilitation treatment. Such a cause allows us, who have so much, to share God’s gifts with those who have so little at a local level.
You may remember that following an assembly on homelessness the children grew vegetables from seed for the allotments at Hope. Hope also had a stall at our spring fayre that informed us of the work they do.
This harvest we will ...
Holy Week Celebrations CalendarApril 8th 2011
Please click on the following to see the Holy Week Celebrations Calendar for St Joseph's Church:
Royal Wedding CelebrationsApril 8th 2011
On Thursday 28th April we will be joining in the spirit of national celebration for the royal wedding by holding our own party day at St Joseph’s. We invite our younger children to come as prince or princess, bride or groom while everyone else is welcome to dress in “red, white and blue”. The children will be enjoying a range of art and craft activities throughout the day, along with learning about our rich heritage and some of our national traditions.
At lunchtime we hope to have a street party so, although the children will be eating their packed lunches, you may wish to plan a more traditional party style lunch or perhaps have a decorated lunch box. Also you are invited ...