Our weekly Monday morning ‘Mission’ assemblies provide staff and pupils with a focus for their daily lives during the coming week. The ‘mission’ is based on a specific theme and is always related to Scripture. Staff members are encouraged to self-evaluate their assemblies and pupils also comment on the impact of the ‘mission’.
Mass is central to the Catholic Faith, and it is central to the life of our school and parish family. As a whole school, we attend Mass on a fortnightly basis at St. Elizabeth’s parish church. Children take responsibility for leading the readings, Bidding Prayers, singing, altar serving, and Offertory procession. Our wonderful school choir, led by Miss Ghazal, is a strong presence during all of our school Masses.
Class Prayer Services
At St. Elizabeth’s, staff and pupils engage in weekly class prayer services. These are prepared and led by class staff and by groups of children using the following structure:
‘We Gather’, ‘We Listen’, ‘We Respond’, ‘We go in peace’
We are very blessed to have the involvement of Sister Joan and Sister Olivia in our school and parish family. Among their many responsibilities is their commitment to supporting the training of altar servers. Children who have made their First Holy Communion are invited to train to become altar servers, and they have a very special and important role in our school and parish Masses.
Prayer Partner Sessions
Through our Prayer Partner sessions, we can enjoy friendship and fellowship with each other, and we can learn more about our Faith together.
Y6 and Y3,
Y5 and Y2,
Prayer Partner Sessions (2017-18) :
27th November – Prayer Partner session 1: ‘Preparing for Advent’
29th January – Prayer Partner session 2: ‘Vocations and God’s calling for us’
16th March – Prayer Partner session 3: ‘Reflecting on the Stations of the Cross’
1st May – Prayer Partner session 4: ‘Family connections – St. Joseph and the Holy Family’
29th June – Prayer Partner session 5: ‘Apostleship’
Our prayer bags encourage families to pray together at home. Each class has a purple prayer bag for Advent and Lent. Inside the prayer bag, children will find prayers linked to the Liturgical Season, a prayer table cloth, a Crucifix, holy water, a book to write down their prayers, and other prayer-based resources.
Here are some photos of our prayer areas around school…