Year of St. Joseph 

(8thDecember 2020-8thDecember 2021)

 

                      

With the Apostolic Letter ‘Patris Corde’ (‘With a Father’s Heart’), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. 

To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a ‘Year of Saint Joseph’ from 8th December 2020, to 8th December 2021.

 

Please see below the video link from the website of the Westminster Diocese:

https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/news/st-joseph/

Patris Corde - The Holy See

Pope Francis Proclaims 'Year Of St Joseph'      

Prayers to St Joseph

St Joseph Assembly PowerPoint

St Joseph Assembly Notes

Church Grants Plenary Indulgence for Year of St Joseph

Novena, Litany and Prayers to St Joseph

St Joseph in Art

Novena- A Journey with St Joseph

'With A Father's Love' (Faith Sharing Autumn 2021)

 

GOD WHO SPEAKS The Year of the Word 2020-2021

Saint Jerome

 Missionary Month 'Baptised and Sent'.

The Year of the Word Assembly

What is 'Verbum Domini'

Verbum Domini

The Year of the Word The God Who Speaks Information September 2019

How to do Lectio Divina

Official Prayers for the Year of the Word

Catholics and The Bible

Read St Matthew's Gospel Day by Day

The Catholic Guide to Ordinary Time

YOUCAT

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

                    

 

‘Fratelli Tutti’ - Pope Francis' Social Encyclical (October 2020)

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

About Fratelli Tutti

Fratelli Tutti

  Sunday 23rd January 2022

 

I hereby declare that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity. This is more than a temporal coincidence: the celebration of the Sunday of the Word of God has ecumenical value, since the Scriptures point out, for those who listen, the path to authentic and firm unity.

The various communities will find their own ways to mark this Sunday with a certain solemnity. It is important, however, that in the Eucharistic celebration the sacred text be enthroned, in order to focus the attention of the assembly on the normative value of God’s word.

(Pope Francis, Aperuit Illis, 3)

Quotation from Pope Francis

Top Bible Translations (from God who speaks website)

Blessing of Bibles 2022

Sunday of the Word of God (The Pontifical Council)

Sunday The Word of God Powerpoint

Aperuit Illis

Enthronement of the Bible in the Family Home


 

 

 

 

Click on the link below to listen to and watch a podcast which features Cardinal Vincent Nichols encouraging a love of Scriptures and Bible storytelling as well as sharing his favourite Bible story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbxH237f-mM

 

 

Mark 10 Mission

 

The Mark 10 Mission, in partnership with The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, is a brand new project for Catholic primary schools in England and Wales.

 

What does The Mark 10 Mission involve?

Each episode of The Mark 10 Mission is made up of 5 key elements:

  1. Welcome from a host

  2. The reading of the Sunday Gospel

  3. A reflection unpacking the Scripture

  4. A time of guided prayer

  5. A song of worship

 

The Mark 10 Mission

 

                                                                                                                       

Redemptorist Publications is pleased to introduce Celebrate: an initiative designed to help children grow in their faith. 

Each week they will provide a Children’s Liturgy in the form of a video of the week’s Gospel reading, a reflection and a final prayer.  

Fun, engaging and practical worksheets/resources will also be provided to help children continue to practise their faith.

 

 

Watch Here

 

 


 

Our Manna Assembly 30th September

We had an assembly from the Manna Day Centre who provided us with lots of information about why we are currently collecting for this charity. We found out how many people we would be helping and how we could hlp to make such  a positive change.

Click here for the assembly which we listened to!

Our Lenten NSPCC Assembly and Workshops

OUR LEPRA ASSEMBLY

Please have a look at the following links to the Rosary guide and information:

Catholicism Unpacked Mary

Rosary

Rosary October 2021

Prayer Reflection Mary Queen of All Creation

Generosity A Marian Virtue Assembly Notes

Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary Assembly Notes

Mary and the Mission Rosary Assembly

Mary and the Mission Rosary Assembly Notes

Mary Queen of Peace Assembly

Mary Queen of Peace the story of Fatima Assembly Notes

World Day for the Sick Liturgy

Generosity A Marian Virtue

Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Annunciation

Our Lady of Fatima Novena

Pope Francis urges Catholics to unite through praying the Rosary in May

How to Pray the Rosary

Pocket Rosary with Scripture Verses

Rosary Prayers

Rosary Powerpoint

Mysteries of the Rosary

The Rosary Resources (Diocese of Westminster)

Do you want to pray the Rosary with your family?

 

    Carlo Acutis is on the way to becoming a Saint!   

                   (He was born on 3rd May 1991, in Fulham, London)         

                                                    

 “To always be close to Jesus, that is my life plan.”

Please click here if you wish to access the reflection directly from YouTube.

Powerpoint about Carlo Acutis

                 

 

 

 

John Henry Newman Feast Day: 9th October

                

“God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons,” Blessed John Henry Newman wrote.​

Cardinal Newman Pamphlet

John Henry Newman to be made a Saint

Novena with Newman Booklet

Novena with Newman Poster

The Fatima Anniversary

The Story of Fatima

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, appeared six times to three shepherd children ("The Three Seers") near the town of Fatima, Portugal between May 13 and October 13, 1917. Appearing to the children, the Blessed Virgin told them that She had been sent by God with a message for every man, woman and child living in our century. Coming at a time when civilization was torn asunder by war and bloody violence, She promised that Heaven would grant peace to all the world if Her requests for prayer, reparation and consecration were heard and obeyed.

     

Jubilee Year of Fatima Indulgence

The Story of Fatima

Fatima Rosary Invitation Flyer

 

Adoremus

Eucharistic Congress: Adoremus 2018

Pastoral Letter for Corpus Christi 2017

Pentecost Liturgy Activities

Patron Saints of the Continents

The story of Pentecost

Novena to the Holy Spirit

Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Pentecost

 

"In the video, I speak about the importance of our life and faith, expressed in the prayer and actions of the Church. I stress that our churches are open. More importantly, I highlight the coming season of Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, as the ideal time to become part of the journey through the life of our Catholic family, in the company and grace of our Blessed Lord and strengthened by each other. No one should journey through life alone. We are not created for that. I ask those who are watching the video to speak about this invitation when they get home." (Cardinal Vincent)

Lent 2022:

Lenten Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

Lent Poster

Pope Francis' Guide to Lent

Ash Wednesday and the Season of Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday Poster

What is Lent?

CAFOD Calendar 2022

Lent Calendar 2022

Catholic Children's Society Lent 2022

Lent Activities For Families Poster

Turning Over a New Leaf Lent Activity

Light a Prayer Candle

Growing in Love

How can I serve: activity for Lent

The season of Lent liturgy- Jesus heals a man born blind

Give It Up Ideas

Lent Activity: Prayer chain

Lent Activity: Signs of Hope

Pebble Promise Cards

Stories

Lenten Quest Fast Pray Give PowerPoint

Stations of the Cross

First Sunday of Lent 2022

Second Sunday of Lent 2021

Third Sunday of Lent 2021

Fourth Sunday of Lent 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent 2021

Readings and Reflections from Plam Sunday 2021

Easter Sunday 2021

Holy Week Poster

Holy Week Poster 2

Services for Holy Week and Easter 2021

A Lenten Novena to prepare for Palm Sunday and Holy Week

The Children's Society Mothering Sunday Resources

Wonder Walks 1

Wonder Walks 2

Wonder Walks 3

Wonder Walks 4

Wonder Walks 5

Wonder Walks 6

Wonder Walks 7

Wonder Walks 8

Family Activity for Lebt Poster

 

 

Here are some photos from our 'Catholic Children's Society' Assembly, about our Lenten quest.

 

Year 1 and 2 organised a cake sale to raise money for CAFOD. We were thinking about how we could show almsgiving

during Lent.

The children made posters to advertise the cake sale and to send home to parents. They served customers, using their

money skills.

Thank you to all the parents who sent cakes in and who

supported us by coming to the cake sale.

We raised £128.46 for CAFOD.

 

February is the Month of the Holy Family   

                                

The Holy Family models for us what family life should exemplify. It is a school of virtue for both parents and children. There we find God, and learn how to connect with God and with others. The family is where love is freely given without self-interest. It is where we learn to love, to pray and to practice the gift of charity. Pope John Paul II has said, “The family, more than any other human reality, is the place in which the person is loved for himself and in which he learns to live the sincere gift of self” (Nov. 27, 2002).

       

   You might like to follow the ‘Holy Family Novena and Prayers’ during the month of February.

Have a look at our link for the 'Wednesday Word':

Wednesday Word

 

In November we pray especially for the Holy Souls:

Eternal Rest Prayer

Parish Novena for Holy Souls Prayer Booklet

Catholic Belief on Life and Death

Parish Novena for the Holy Souls 2021

 

 

Autumn 2020 - 'According to Thy Word'

Faith-Sharing for Autumn 2020. Six sessions based on the Titles of Our Lady.

·         Mother of God

·         Mother of the Church

·         Spouse of the Holy Spirit

·         Queen of Peace

·         Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

·         Protectress of her Dower of England

To download a PDF version of 'According to Thy Word', click here.

 

Listen to 'According to Thy Word' here.

 

 

Faith Sharing for Lent 2020

A Word for Lent

Baptised and Sent Faith Sharing for Autumn 2019

BAPTISED and SENT October 2019

The logo of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019

Pope's Message for World Mission Day 20th October 2019

Prayer proposed by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Month 'Baptised and Sent'.

Baptised and Sent Booklet

 

FAITH SHARING

Have a look at the Spring 2019 Faith Sharing:

Lent 2019 Faith Sharing

Rejoice and be glad booklet

 

Have a look at the Autumn Faith Sharing

Autumn 2015 Faith Sharing

Love Divine Book

Autumn 2016 Faith Sharing 'Living Jesus'

Love- Say it with your Life

Faith Sharing for Autumn 2017

Faith Sharing for Autumn 2018

FAITH SHARING: LENT 2017

LENT 2017

Lent: Week One

Lent: Week Two

Lent: Week Three

Lent: Week Four

Lent: Week Five

FAITH SHARING: LENT 2018

“We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You”: The Gift of the Holy Eucharist.

A resource for Lent 2018 has been produced with September’s National Eucharistic Congress in mind and should be a wonderful parish preparation for this milestone event in the life of the Church in England and Wales and of the Church in Westminster. 

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Praise You: The Gift of the Holy Eucharist

 

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR

 

Misericordia et Misera

Pope's Message for the Fourth World Day of the Poor 15th November 2020

Prayer for the 2020 World Day of the Poor

World Day of the Poor 2017

World Day of the Poor 2018

World Day of the Poor 2019

World Day of the Poor 2020

World Day of the Poor: Catholic Social Teaching

World Day of the Poor and Catholic Social Teaching (Caritas)

Prayers on work and livelihoods

Prayer Service- Our Father

 

Pope Francis declared that Sunday November 19th 2017 would be the first World Day of the Poor.

As a way of demonstrating our commitment to ‘actions not words’ our children, parents and staff have participated in the ‘Christmas in a Box’ appeal run by the Catholic Children’s Society each year since 2017.

Have a look at the large decorated boxes that were filled in each class and then sent to children in need of toys, clothes and food in London.

Thank you everyone who helped to generously fill these wonderful boxes!

This year we are again supporting the 'Christmas in a box' appeal.

 

 

Have a look at the 'Year of Mercy':

Holy Year of Mercy: Prayer of Pope Francis

Announcement of the Jubilee-Year of Mercy

Bull of Indiction

Corporal works of mercy

Year of Mercy Logo

Rite of the Opening of the Door of Mercy

Indulgences Information from Father John

A Way of Mercy in Westminster Cathedral

Mercy Matters: A Liturgical Reflection

Shrines and Holy Doors Westminster Diocese

Year of Mercy Prayer Card

Door Of Mercy Enfield Town

Misericordia et Misera

 

Fair Trade at St Mary's:

We are trying to become a Fair Trade School. Have a look at the Pope's new encyclical on the environment, 'Laudato Si' / 'On Care for our Common Home'.

FAIRTRADE IN ST MARY'S

CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME

CAFOD: Laudato Si Animation for Children

 

The Refugee Crisis:

Refugee Crisis PowerPoint

Love your neighbour prayer

 

Please have a look at the information about the Sacred Heart of Jesus:

Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

Also Please have a read of the following links:

The Joy of the Gospel

Education Sunday 2020

Education Sunday 2017

Everyday Evangelising

Vatican Year of Faith

THE COMMON GOOD AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Biography of Pope Francis

Our Lady of Perpetual Help NOVENA

Amoris Laetitia

Two Sculptors Poem

 

ADVENT 2021:

Resources for Advent 2021

Services for Advent and Christmas 2021

The Advent Wreath Information

Christmas Card 

Advent Activity: Prayer Lantern

Advent Activity Week 1: Star of Hope

Advent Activity week 2: Peace Paperchain

Advent Activity Week 3: Joyful Angels

Advent Activity Week 4: A Gift for the World

St Nicholas: A Gift for the World Activity

St Nicholas: Stocking Activity

St Nicholas: Story Reflection

St Nicholas: Colouring Sheet

1st Sunday of Advent 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent 2021

3rd Sunday of Advent 2021

4th Sunday of Advent 2021

Nativity Templates

Advent Symbolism Quiz

World Gifts Primary Assembly 2021

World Gifts Children's Prayers 2021

World Gifts Poster 2021

Advent Rosary

Proclaim

What is Proclaim?

PROCLAIM UPDATE May 2019

TEACHING OF OTHER FAITHS: JUDAISM

 
 

 

TEACHING OF OTHER FAITHS: ISLAM

 

    

Our Advent Wreath
 
 
TEN TEN THEATRE PRODUCTION
 
 
St Mary's Fairtrade Stall
 
 
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon