RE and the Catholic life of the school

HRSE

Thank you to all the Year six parents who joined us for our meeting last week. Here are copies of the presentations we shared. If anyone would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me – thanks as always Mrs Roach.

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Happy First Holy Communion!

Congratulations to Julia and Lucasz who made their first holy communion today with children from our parish schools.

A beautiful celebration of a most special sacrament.

Springtime Online safety

Fr Peter Randall, the parish priest at St Wilfred’s has invited all of our families to attend one of the three attached online safety sessions. It is part of our HRSE (Human relationships and sex education) curriculum to encourage children to look after themselves online and we hope to support you, our families to do this through these sessions. There are three different venues for you to choose from.

Please find the details enclosed and we hope to see you there!

English Martyrs

Xaverian Missionary Poster

St Augustine’s Poster

Happy Easter

Wishing all our friends and family a happy and holy Easter.

May you find joy in the resurrection and peace in your family lives. This is a chance for us all to be renewed in God’s grace, through His sacrifice and love for us all – take the chance to be the very best you can be – living in the image and likeness of Jesus Himself!

As we plan to return to school and prepare for the birthday of the Church, please find attached the Summer 2019 Come and See letter for you to enjoy activities with your children at home.

Parents Letter Summer 2019 (inc Islam)

 

This is Holy Week.

As we draw closer to Easter and the start of our renewal in Christ’s life, the children reenacted the key events for us all to be reminded of this holy time.

Y3 led us in our celebration of Palm Sunday; a joyous occasion as Jesus enters Jerusalem. Then the events of the week take a more sombre tone as Y4 remind us that Jesus washes His friends feet to show that He is the servant king before he shares with them, the Last Supper beautifully represented by Y5. Y6 took us through the stations of the cross – almost unbearably with their solemn and respectful journey to the place of the crucifixion.

The children must be highly commended for their reverence and  respect during the four assemblies we had – one each morning, to mark the start of each day and remind us all of the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Enjoy looking at the children’s work and may we wish you all a happy and holy Easter.

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GIVE IT UP for Lent.

This year we are joining the ‘Give it up’ campaign for CAFOD to help Rabuil and his poor family in Bangladesh.

Each week we will be giving our Friday afternoons as Friday fundraisers to raise money for our friends around the world. Follow our blog to see all the exciting ways we are living out Jesus’ message of ‘love one another’.

Here is CAFODs interactive calendar to help you and your family prepare for Easter during lent.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Advent-Calendar

Thank you to Mrs Fordyce, our CAFOD supporter, who came to visit us on the first day of Lent. She told us all about how we can help our brothers and sisters in Bangladesh this yea.

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Welcome back to school – new year, new beginnings.

Happy new year to all our family and friends. Please find attached this term’s ‘Come and See’ letter to help you share the joy of the Gospel at home.

letter to parents spring 2019

Advent service

You are all invited to our parish Advent service at St Joseph’s Church on Wednesday 5th December, 6pm. It will be the perfect introduction to the preparations we all make at Christmas and a reminder of why we prepare – the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Year of the Eucharist 2018-2019

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On November 23rd Bishop Pail Swarbrick Launched the Year of the Eucharist. All schools and people of the diocese are invited to grow closer to Christ through a deeper understanding of the Eucharist. During this year, we will: work with our parish schools to develop our prayer life; develop our adoration of the blessed sacrament and learn to grow closer to Jesus every day.

There will be many times over the coming months where we will invite you to come to school and help us on this journey. Please pray for all the children, families and staff at our school to help us grow in love, faith and  understanding of our risen Lord

We are proud to be part of St John 23rd parish, and new forged parish within the Lancaster diocese. Our newly appointed Bishop, Fr Paul Swarbrick leads us in growing closer to God.

Details of the parish and services available can be found here:

The Parish of St John XXIII

 

Dear families,

Welcome back to school.

Please find attached the details of our Autumn programme of study for RE.

Parents Letter Autumn 2018 (1)

Today Deacon Steven came to visit us – we talked about his Mission to serve God and ways in which we can serve God too.

 

July 4th – today we received a letter from CAFOD, thanking us for our contribution of 170 miles to go towards the ‘Share the journey’. We were delighted to read this letter and will be following CAFOD’s totaliser closely to see if we reach Pope Francis’ goal of 26,900 miles of collaborative walking!

Dear St Ignatius’ school,

Thank you for walking around the world with us in solidarity with people forced to flee their homes.

Your miles will be added to our totaliser.

These miles are a sign of your commitment. We will share the amazing total with our government to send a powerful message that they too need to step up and protect the rights of refugees and migrants.

Please keep checking back to the totaliser see how far we’ve travelled together, and to discover new inspiring stories of the Church’s work with refugees and migrants around the world. Each time we reach a new stage on our 24,900-mile journey, we’ll share a new story, video or blog.

And please continue to remember the plight of refugees and migrants in your prayers.

Best wishes,

Daniel Hale

Head of Campaigns, CAFOD

 

Today, the first day in May saw a beautiful service in honour of Our Blessed Lady. We will spend the month of May remembering her and all mothers who care for the special children at St Ignatius’.

 

 

 

Happy Easter to one and all,

May you find joy in the resurrection and peace in your family lives.

As we plan to return to school and prepare for the birthday of the Church, please find attached the Summer 2018 Come and See letter for you to enjoy activities with your children at home.

Parents Letter Summer 2018

 

Happy New Year to all our friends and families,

May it be a happy, healthy and holy one for you all.

Please find attached the Spring 2018 Come and See letter for you to enjoy activities with your children at home.

Letter to parents Spring 2018

 

How privileged we were to Pray the Rosary together this week.

Our children joined a worldwide campaign to recite the rosary on Wednesday, October 18 for world peace, especially for children in war-torn Syria.

“One Million Children Praying the Rosary” is an annual global event organized by the international Catholic charity “Aid to the Church in Need” (ACN) to foster peace and understanding. The intention for this year’s campaign is children in Syria.

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Please enjoy our Autumn RE newsletter outlining what we will be studying this term and how you can help your child at home.

Parents Letter Autumn 2017

 

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We have had a wonderfully successful harvest this year!
A huge thank you to all our families for your support and generosity. We managed to fill sixteen carrier bags of food to send to the Samaritans, and collect £60 to send to CAFOD for our friend around the world.

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April is the month where Pope Francis has asked us to pray for young people all around the world, particularly thinking about ways in which they can fulfil their potential and follow their true vocations.

Attached here is a powerpoint you can share as a family and a document with ideas you can enjoy at home together!

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Parents Letter Summer 2017

Please read the attached letter explaining how we will be deepening our children’s understanding of their faith this summer term.

In addition to the work planned above we will be celebrating EID with our Muslim friends and supporting them through the solemn period of Ramadan.

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St Ignatius’ Catholic Primary School prides itself on the Religious Education all children receive. We respect the diverse faith community which we serve and endeavour to bring all our pupils closer to God through a comprehensive catholic education and a commitment to living out our mission statement of ‘living, playing and praying together’.

Teachers deliver exciting lessons through the ‘Come and See’ programme of study alongside responses to the liturgical year. Each term we celebrate the work undertaken in RE with a celebration and worship assembly: our first one of 2017 is on February 3rd – we hope all our families can attend!

Please read the letter attached to know what we will be enjoying this term and to see how you can help enhance your child’s spiritual journey along the way.