Come and sit for a while in silence…..
Official Prayer For This Year
Living God, you walk alongside us and speak to us throughout the scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears and shows us how to live to one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world. Amen
Academic Year 2020/2021
Whole School Acts of Collective Worship- As we are unable to meet as whole school in the church, we are providing whole school acts of worship every Monday Morning:
Remembrance Service 2020- This year we had a virtual Remembrance Day Service for all staff and students:
Academic Year 2019/20
Academic Year 2018/19
Feast Day Mass of St Thérèse of Lisieux
Tuesday 1st of October 2019
“I think we are familiar now on tv on our own remote that we can freeze frame . Exposition is the ‘freeze framing’ of the centre of the Mass when we participate in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Jesus gave himself completely to us by his death on the cross , and he prefigured this moment with his special meal with the apostles at the Last Supper.
When we celebrate and ‘remember’ these two connected events in the Mass it is called the Consecration . This is the moment when we believe the bread and the wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus. This sacramental change is called Transubstantiation.
It is recognition that God who is also called throughout the Bible ‘Emmanuel’ is with us and God being God keeps his word and is with us in the gift of the Eucharist or the Blessed Sacrament as we call the consecrated Bread, changed into the body of Jesus and normally kept in the Tabernacle in all Catholic Churches and Chapels.
Today we are demonstrating Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament by using a Monstrance , a precious holder of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
So now in the presence of Jesus we can acknowledge the gift of Jesus to the world at Calvary , and speak to him ‘heart to heart’ in the quiet of the chapel and think about our relationship with Jesus , and also all the relationships in our life and our journey to Heaven where please God we will then see Jesus face to face and understand the wonderful plan of God in the gift of the Eucharist to be present to us on Earth as a foretaste of heaven.”
– Fr John Paul
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Serenity Prayer- For Quality of Education
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.
The Newman Prayer
May the Lord support us all the day long,
till the shades lengthen and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging,
and a holy rest and peace at the last.
O holy Apostles Peter and Paul, intercede for us,
Protect O Lord your people who trust in the patronage of your apostles, Peter and Paul,
And by their constant protection, protect your people.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer of St Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy;
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Glory be to the Father
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now, and ever shall be, world without end.
Prayer for the Dead
Eternal rest grant unto them,
O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Prayer before lunch
Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest
May this food by you be blessed.
In a world where so many are hungry, may we eat this food with humble hearts. In a world where so many are lonely, may we share this friendship with joyful hearts. Amen
Prayer during lunch
Round this table, here to pray
First we thank you for the day
For our family and our friends
Gifts of grace that heaven lends
Living water, daily bread
Countless blessings our God sends
Thank you Jesus, for them all
for the great ones and the small
When we’re happy, when we’re sad
On the good days and the bad
We are grateful, we are glad.
Prayer after Lunch
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the friends we meet
Thank you for our work and play
Thank you for this happy day.
Chaplaincy Team Prayer
As we gather here today please help us to work together as a chaplaincy team to support our school community. Please help us grow to achieve all of our goals. Help us turn ideas into reality making our school community a more spiritually nourished place to be. We thank you for your love, our friendship, our team and our sense of belonging.
Sixth Form Prayer
Lord, help us to have the confidence to explore our potential in our studies,
and as we grow as spiritual and moral beings.
With your guidance, may we learn how to respect others
and to earn their respect in return.
Show us a multitude of ways to express kindness
and to share our sense of humour with others when they need it most.
Help us to have the honesty to acknowledge when we have misunderstood
and to learn from our mistakes.
As we journey through this time in our lives,
give us the resilience we need to overcome the challenges we face
and to keep going when we feel that we are not strong enough.
Launch Event Music