St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

School Worship

There are two parts to this part of the school website. The first part provides access to the school's current worship themes and the second part provides parents with external links to support the Christian life of the school. 

 

The current school worship is uploaded as either MP4, PowerPoint Shows or PDFs. These formats should enable any families that are not able to send their children to school to view or upload the worship activities in one of three formats.

 

In all cases, worship is best viewed together as each story has questions for reflection. These reflections can be as simple as recalling the story to discussing what messages the story might contain.

 

Our suggestion in how families might approach school worship at home is to spread these out over the week. They are also designed to be something that a family might share and discuss. As a school we normally start the day with worship but this is not a requirement and for the current lockdown we have moved all worship activities to the afternoon so that children can register and meet their teacher in the morning.

 

 

A suggest weekly routine to worship might be as follows:

Monday:         The Main School Worship (see below)

Tuesday:        Your child's class RE or main school worship follow up (see below or your child's class page)

Wednesday:   School worship re-vist. 

Thursday:       Liturgy / Gospel Worship (see ongoing Worship Support)

Friday:            Your child's PSHE / Class worship

 

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Whole School Worship

(Week beginning 25th January 2021)

This term's worship theme is resilience and perseverance. Last week we looked at how the teaching of Jesus is like a mustard seed and can grow beyond our imagination if we allow it to take root in our heart.

 

This week's worship builds on the Gospel reading taken from Mark 1:17 and explores through the "Parable of the Pencil" how our actions in the world can be guided by Jesus's teaching and how we can choose to leave marks of love and kindness. And how with courage we can correct our mistakes.

 

Click on the following icon to download a copy of this week's worship. Use the attached film clips to explore the questions and reflections in the worship.

 

 

The following short film clip is inspired by the Parable of the Pencil.

This second film clips supports the idea that although we make mistakes, these can be put right, and that we don't always have to do this on our own.

Week 1 worship story - The Chinese Bamboo Story

 

Click on the film to access last week's worship story. This story focused on the importance of having a dream and setting a goal. In addition it also highlighted the value of patience in all that we do.

Gospel Worship and Prayer Support

 

This week's Gospel Worship can be found by following the link below.

 

Prayer for each day Liturgy / Gospel Worship Prayers for times of need

 

Christians Call for Global Day of Prayer to End Coronavirus | CBN News

5 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible Effectively - Bible Study Top Ten List of Funniest Prayers by Kids

 

Links to other worship stories from this term

 

Worship 1: Epiphany 

Worship 2: The Chinese bamboo story

Worship 3: The mustard seed

Worship 4: The Parable of the Pencil