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St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

St Edmund's Catholic Primary School and Nursery

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Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis has proclaimed 2021 to be designated as the “Year of St Joseph”

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 this year to be the “Year of Saint Joseph”.

St Joseph was the husband of Our Lady and foster father to Jesus.  Joseph fulfilled his mission to love God and serve others, and if we follow his example, we too can become missionaries of God’s love.

St Josephs’ feast day is the 19th March. We can use him as an excellent model in our daily lives.

Year 3 celebrated a beautiful assembly celebrating St Joseph.  The children held the celebration in the prayer garden which added to the spirituality of the occasion.

Year 5 led a very special virtual assembly with our local Catholic schools all about St Joseph.  It was a brilliant opportunity to come together and pray together.


"When one million children pray the rosary, the world will change.”
Saint Padre Pio

As part of the Year of St Joseph, the Pope asked for children across the world to pray the rosary for peace and unity in our world. During October, the children at St Edmund’s joined one million children to pray the rosary during our assembly times.  The children brought their rosary’s (received during the Year of The Word) to school to help support them in their prayer.  Click here for more information.