The Chaplain at St Joseph's is Mrs A Siddell, supported by Mrs Manit. Mrs Siddell works alongside all the classes encouraging different types of prayer and assisting in the planning of the classes liturgy which parents are invited to come and participate in.

She also organises termly masses that Fr Michael concelebrates and different classes take part with the reading of the word, offertory and helping to choose the hymns. She Leads the Choir and has begun the formation of Liturgical dance group from children in KS2.

KS2 children have been encouraged to led prayer to younger children and this has taken the form of Creative Prayer - is run by four children from year 5 they organise themselves to produce a prayer time that the younger children are invited to and enjoy.

The Chaplain at St Joseph's is Mrs A Siddell, supported by Mrs Manit. Mrs Siddell works alongside all the classes encouraging different types of prayer and assisting in the planning of the classes liturgy which parents are invited to come and participate in.

She also organises termly masses that Fr Michael concelebrates and different classes take part with the reading of the word, offertory and helping to choose the hymns. She Leads the Choir and has begun the formation of Liturgical dance group from children in KS2.

KS2 children have been encouraged to led prayer to younger children and this has taken the form of Creative Prayer - is run by four children from year 5 they organise themselves to produce a prayer time that the younger children are invited to and enjoy.

 

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ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH MASS TIMES
SATURDAY

5:00 PM

SUNDAY- AM

11:00 AM

SUNDAY - PM

6:00 PM

 
Collective worship takes place every day within school

 

On Monday Mrs Williams leads the worship,

Tuesday the children get together to sing God’s praises old and new.

 

Wednesday EY + Ks1 gather in the hall and this is lead by one of their teachers Ks2 the share collective worship in their classrooms at the end of the day.

Thursday is a reversal of Wednesday with KS2 in the hall and EY +Ks1 having collective worship in their classrooms.

Friday is the day for whole school collective worship in the hall that is led by a class and parents are invited to.

 
 

At St Joseph's school  we put Jesus at the Centre of our school lives.  This happens as we say our prayers daily putting Jesus first into our daily work and thanking him at the end of our day. We think of the Gospel values taught in the Sermon on the mount and is reinforces through the school mission statement which is displayed in every class.

 

We teach the children to be faithful to their faith by showing them the traditional features of the Catholic Faith.

We show respect for children and adults who belong to other faiths accepting that we are all different.

 

We encourage the children to help look after the poor, needy, sick and dying in fundraising activities and of writing prayer cards and sending them out into the community.

The children are shown how to accept and give forgiveness in the act of reconciliation this then helps them to give forgiveness when they have had disagreements on the school playground or within their families.

 

They learn that they can help the wider world by raising funds and supporting the work of CAFOD who work overseas on many projects.

 

Children are given the opportunity to build their own relationship with Jesus  allowing him to do his work through them. We celebrating their achievements  with their families giving them an understanding that you are allowed to aim for great things and to be praised for them.

For God knows the plans he has made for us.

We just have to listen to the way in which he wants us to go.

 
 
Here at St. Joseph's, we have 4 'house teams' all named after Saints. Let's have a look at them in more detail.

 

St Bede also known as -The Venerable Bede, is regarded as a great scholar. He lived between the twin monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow.

 

Although Bede was a polymath and religious figure who described himself as having “devoted his energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church” and for whom “study, teaching, and writing had always been a great delight."                                         

 

He is remembered today as the earliest English historian, whose work has shed light on a period of English history that would have otherwise been unknown. 

 

He is often referred to as 'The Father of English History.’ 

 

St Bega , was commonly called St. Bee of Egremont, she was the daughter of an Irish king and the most beautiful woman in her country.

 

She was to be married to the King of Norway,  but had, from her infancy, vowed herself to a religious ascetic life. In token of her betrothal to Christ, had received, from an angel, a bracelet marked with the sign of the cross.

She lived in a place called St. Bee's Head - in Cumberland, then part of the Kingdom of Northumbria. She lived there, in prayer and      charity, as a hermit.

She began to travel and preach before founding the Copeland Priory, near Carlisle. She cooked, washed and mended for the workmen who built the priory.

She also looked after the poor and needy throughout her life time.

 

St Cuthbert was born about 634 and legend tells us that as a boy he used to tend sheep on the mountain-sides near the monastery of Melrose. While watching his sheep, he saw a vision of the soul of St. Aidan being carried to heaven by angels, and this inspired him to  became a monk.

On the shores of the sea at night he would pray for a long time in all weathers and seasons.

St Cuthbert’s importance lay in his role as a preacher and hermit. His life shows that he followed the values of humility, simplicity and tolerance, and he was revered as a model Christian.

 

He is also reported to have performed many healing miracles and was treated as a saint upon his death.

 

St Hilda was known to be a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and  teacher.

 

She gained a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes came to her for advice,  but she also had a concern for ordinary folk like  Caedmon.

 

He was a cowherd at the monastery in Whitby, who was inspired in a dream to sing verses in praise of God.

 

Hilda recognised his gift and encouraged him to develop it. Hilda inspired affection from those who knew her. Bede writes, "All who knew her, called her mother, because of her outstanding devotion and grace."

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