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St Joseph’s & St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's & St Gregory's
Catholic Primary School

Liturgical Calendar 2019: Forthcoming Feasts / Solemnities
 

 

JULY 2019

2nd July – staff chaplaincy team meeting

4th JulyStaff meeting formation on a fruit of the Holy Spirit (link to Pentecost):

GENEROSITY

8th JulyYear 6 – ‘It’s Your Move’ event

10th July – Trust Chaplaincy Executive group meeting

12th July – Mission fundraising activities

14th July - Final parish Mass of the year (to be confirmed)

15th July - JCT assembly – thanksgiving and review of their year. Looking ahead to next year.

JUNE 2019

*Junior Chaplaincy Team – to design and plant the new Lower Primary Site prayer garden after half term.

7th JuneWhole school assembly to review CAFOD fundraising efforts

10th June - Pentecost Picnic - Pentecost is celebrated in churches on 9th June.

13th JuneStaff meeting formation on a fruit of the Holy Spirit (link to Pentecost): PEACE

20th JuneStaff meeting formation on a fruit of the Holy Spirit (link to Pentecost): GENTLENESS

23rd JuneCorpus Christi

24th June - Corpus Christi – Junior Chaplaincy Team (JCT) assembly

24th June – week-long school celebration of and response to Laudato Si

27th JuneAdoration - JCT to lead lunchtime Adoration (20 mins) of the Blessed Sacrament on the LPS.

27th JuneStaff meeting formation on a fruit of the Holy Spirit (link to Pentecost): PATIENCE

28th June or 1st JulyHoly Communion Mass for children and parents (date to be confirmed)

29th JuneFeast of Sts Peter and Paul and Queens Park Parade

MAY 2019

3rd May ‘Easter afternoon’ – Years R – 4 to make Easter bonnets and enjoy Easter activities.

8th May - staff chaplaincy team meeting.

8th May - singing assembly to focus on joy.

10th MayJunior Chaplaincy Team assembly - focus on the rosary and Mary.

11th May - Queens Park Iftar

15th MayTrust Chaplaincy Executive Group meeting

30th  MayAscension of the Lord

 

 

Eastertide: Joy!
Whilst Lent lasts forty days, Eastertide is celebrated for 50! During a large part of our Summer Term, therefore, we will be celebrating the joy of the resurrection of Jesus.

APRIL 2019

24th April - Singing assembly – focussing on celebrating Easter joy!

25th April Easter celebration evening for families at St Thomas More school involving our school choir led by Mrs Tyrell (Year 4) and Mrs Aghorighor (Year 5). Also, involving the Junior Chaplaincy Team.

25th April - Staff meeting – reflection on Easter joy

26th AprilJunior Chaplaincy to run their take on an Easter Egg hunt on the school path.

30th April - St George’s Day
 

February – April 2019

Friday 8th February
St Josephine Bakhita’s day.

Monday 11th February
Our Lady of Lourdes

February 22nd February - Feast of the Chair of St Peter, Apostle – Junior Chaplaincy Team to lead assembly.

Monday 25th February – to introduce our school Lent Programme in assembly

Monday 25th February – CAFOD fundraising assembly
Charity for Lent = CAFOD  

Tuesday 26th February – Staff meeting formation input - Fasting
10 mins input on the theme led by staff.

Friday 1st March – Assembly
Feast of St David, Patron of Wales – feast
Mufti day.

LENT PILGRIMAGE 2019

Themes: Pilgrimage, Prayer, Fasting, Declaration of Faith and Charitable Giving.

Week 1: 5th – 8th March       
THEME: FASTING

Monday 4th March – Fasting focus in assembly

Tuesday 5th March – Shrove Tuesday
Pancakes to be given out to all children and staff at break time.
Mufti day.

Tuesday 5th March – staff meeting formation input.
Charitable giving


Wednesday 6th March – Ash Wednesday
Canon Seamus – whole school liturgy on the UPS

Friday 8th March – Morning staff reflection
Led by: Staff rota


Friday 8th March - Celebration assembly

Week 2: 11th – 15th March          
THEME: CHARITABLE GIVING

+Class CAFOD fundraising all week – to begin.

Monday 11th March – Assembly

Focus – on charitable giving and to launch the CAFOD fundraising initiative.
 

Tuesday 12th March – Staff meeting formation input - Pilgrimage

 

Wednesday 13th March – School Patrons’ Day: St Joseph and St Gregory
Mass celebrated in school.


Wednesday 13th March - weekly staff Lenten reflections 
Lunchtime – 12.45pm on both sites                    Led by: Staff rota

Friday 15th March – Stations of the Cross
Led by the Junior Chaplaincy team to lead at lunchtimes.

 

Friday 15th March – Morning staff reflection
Led by: Staff rota

 

*Sunday 17th March – Parish Mass with the children.
St Joseph’s and the Holy Child Church

 

Week 3: 18th – 22nd March          
THEME: PILGRIMAGE

+Class CAFOD fundraising all week.


Monday 18th March (Monday) – Pilgrimage focus in assembly


Tuesday 19th March – Staff meeting formation input - Declaration of Faith


Wednesday 20th March – school retreat day – ‘Mustard Seed’
Rise Theatre Group led. Whole-school involvement.


Wednesday 20th March - Weekly staff Lenten reflections 
Lunchtime – 12.45pm on both sites                    Led by: Staff rota


Friday 22nd March – Stations of the Cross
Led by the Junior Chaplaincy team to lead at lunchtimes.


Friday 22nd March – Morning staff reflection
Led by: Staff rota

   Week 4: 25th – 29th March
THEME: DECLARATION OF FAITH

 

+Class CAFOD Fundraising all week.
 

Monday 25th March – Solemnity of the Annunciation – assembly – link to declaration of faith.


Tuesday 26th March – Staff meeting formation input - Prayer


Wednesday 27th March - Weekly staff Lenten reflections
Lunchtime – 12.45pm on both sites           Led by: Staff rota


Friday 29th March – Stations of the Cross
Led by the Junior Chaplaincy team to lead at lunchtimes.


Friday 29th March – Morning staff reflection
Led by: Staff rota

Week 5: 1st – 5th April                     
THEME: PRAYER

+Class CAFOD fundraising all week.


Monday – Friday: Holy Week Liturgies
We will celebrate the Holy Week liturgies during the last week of term.


Monday 1st April – Assembly
Holy Week focus and prayer theme


Tuesday 2nd April – Holy Week Liturgy: Year group led


Wednesday 3rd April - Weekly staff Lenten reflections
Lunchtime – 12.45pm on both sites              Rota


Wednesday 3rd April – Holy Week Liturgy: Year group led
 


Thursday 4th April - Holy Week Liturgy: Year group led


Thursday 4th April – Sacrament of Reconciliation
To invite Catholic children to receive the Sacrament, if they have made their First Confession.


Friday 5th April – Holy Week Liturgy: Year group led


Friday 5th April – Morning staff reflection
Staff rota

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EASTER HOLIDAYS

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