Catholic Life of the School
Weekly Prayers of Intercession
We pray for world leaders and all public authorities; that God might grant them the wisdom, prudence and courage to act for the good of all, and in particular for the world's poorest people during this time of global pandemic. Lord, in your mercy...
We pray for all those in need: especially those living in poverty, who long for a better life and the opportunity to flourish. May God grant us all hope, courage and the vision to change the world for the better. Lord, in your mercy...
May: The Month of Mary
The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pay to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. Therefore, we invite our children, their families and our staff to pray the Holy Rosary during this time of uncertainty.
Follow this link to see a virtual message from His Holiness Pope Francis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqmS3tPT14M
Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful
Our School Prayer
Your love is at the centre of everything we do.
May we share your message in our classrooms and in our playground through:
Our learning, playing, actions, thinking and our words.
Let our school be full of happiness and joy.
(written by Blessed Sacrament School chaplaincy team)
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
CAFOD Children's Weekly Liturgy
The Year of the Word
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as The God who Speaks: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’. This also commemorates the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. The Year of the Word is a time where we are invited to celebrate, live and share God's word with an emphasis on Matthew's Gospel. Please look out for information during the year to see how we will be doing this at Blessed Sacrament.