Prayer and Liturgy
Prayer is an essential part of the life of our school. We pray together at the beginning and end of the day, in form times and assemblies, at the start of lessons and before exams. Everyone in our school community is invited to participate in our prayer and liturgy insofar as they are able. Students lead music, read scripture and prayers in assemblies and at Mass. We have a special affection for St. Claudine who founded the Religious of Jesus and Mary, and often ask her to pray for us using our school prayer.
The celebration of Mass is the highlight of all our school celebrations. The school year begins with a Staff Mass and a voluntary Mass is celebrated weekly in our Chapel. Each Year group has the opportunity to attend Mass and participate in the liturgy. We celebrate school events such as Founders’ Day in October, Feast Day of St Claudine in February and the Transitional Masses with Year 11 and Year 13 at the end of the academic year. Also mass is offered on Holy Days of Obligations. There are liturgies in school for all students at Christmas and Easter. During Lent, a number of opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) are offered, with priests from local Catholic parishes present in school and for this we are most thankful and very blessed.
Assemblies are held weekly for students in all years and every assembly is as an act of worship. Our assembly programme is based on the Liturgical Calendar of the Year and weekly themes, these are all shared with Staff.