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St Edmund's Catholic Primary

St Edmund's Catholic Primary

Parish, Family, School

Celebrating Faith

CELEBRATIONS DURING THE LITURGICAL YEAR

Autumn

Prayer tables are green at start of academic year.

A new school Year – Year 2 Welcome Assembly for new children joining the reception class.

Harvest Thanksgiving - A Communal Harvest Festival with gifts of food and drink. Harvest Gifts shared with old and/or housebound fellow Christians in our Parish Community.  Delivered around the community by the children and the many generous parents who pack up the parcels.

Month of the Rosary: October is the month of the Rosary. Classes are encouraged to pray at least a decade of the Rosary each day.

Advent: This is the season to prepare for Christmas Introduction and blessing of the Advent Wreath. A common Advent Calendar with thoughts for the day. The prayer table should be changed to purple.

Christmas: Celebration of the Nativity through drama led, Reception and Nursery.

Advent Carol service, with tableau. by KS1 in the Church.

Reconciliation Services for KS2.

Advent Carol service by KS2 in the Church.

KS1 Christmas Parties

KS2 Christmas Talent Contest.

Spring

Prayer tables are gold for Christmas season then green for Ordinary Time after Feast of Baptism of Our Lord.

Epiphany (if in term time) – Visit of the Wise Men -Parish Mass

Holy Family (if in term time) – Parish Mass

Candlemas: Celebration of Light and Jesus’ presentation in the Temple. Led by Reception.

Lent: Ash Wednesday service in hall led by Parish Priest. This season is to prepare for Easter. Opportunity for Prayer and Penance. Encourage awareness of our greater responsibilities and of our privilege to help our brothers and sisters in the wider world. Service of Reconciliation for Year 6. Stations of the Cross are prayed in each class or in the parish church. KS2 classes go to parish Mass at least once a week. Special assembly on the last day of term to remember the Last Supper.

Reconciliation Services for KS2.

KS1 Mothers Day Service in Church: Celebrated before the week leading up to the 4th Sunday in Lent.

Easter – The resurrection of our Lord is celebrated during the school holidays however covered through 4 week RE topic. Special assembly and displays when the children return to highlight the importance of this feast. KS1 and Foundation stage have an Easter bonnet parade.

Summer

Prayer table in gold for Easter season until Pentecost where they change to green for Ordinary Time.  

First Holy Communions: The children in Year 3 (there may be children from other year groups) make their First Holy Communion on a Saturday in May. As many staff as possible try to come to celebrate this occasion with them.

May Procession in Honour of Our Lady: Led by KS1. May is a month devoted to Our Lady. Children process to either field or Church. Children bring in flowers and they are distributed to the elderly and house bound in the local community. For the rest of the month each class try and say a decade of the Rosary each day.

Ascension: Celebration of our Lord’s return to Heaven. Parish Mass and special assembly to celebrate.

Pentecost: Celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit. Parish Mass and special assembly to celebrate.

Service of Reconciliation: The whole school studies the topic of Reconciliation this term. The Juniors attend a Reconciliation service in the Church followed by individual confession during lunch time.

Corpus Christi: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. Eucharistic adoration in the Church Yr2 -6.

Feast of St. Peter and Paul: Celebrated with parish Community.

Leaver Mass and disco: A farewell celebration for the Year 6 leavers. This is where they are presented with their golden books.