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Leaver's Mass and Assembly
14 July 2020
Here is our annual leavers' Mass for the Year 6 children which was live-streamed earlier today. I hope you enjoy the Leavers Assembly that follows. They are an amazing Year 6 and have shown just how fantastic they are this year. Thank you for your support over the past seven years and remember you will always be part of our school family.
Year 6 Mass and Assembly - Live stream at 2pm tomorrow (14/7/20)
13 July 2020
You are all welcome to join us for the Year 6 Mass and assembly tomorrow at 2pm. If you click on the blog there is a copy of the Mass booklet. We will also send a copy home for our Year 6 families today with the children. Our live stream will begin from 2pm tomorrow and can be accessed from the Parish YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/user/StClaresChurch/ I hope that you are able to join us. Mr Parkinson
13 July 2020
The parable is about how various people receive the word of God and the harvest that results. Jesus likens people to four different soil types. Three out of the four groups of people Jesus identifies don’t allow God’s word to produce the fruit that God intends. The reasons vary but the ultimate result is the same. Although they receive the message, they don’t let it take root in them. Only one group of people, ‘the good soil’, is fruitful. Different people produce various amounts of fruit but this group is all fruitful. The responsibility of the sower is to sow the seed. The sower doesn’t know what the potential harvest will be; only God knows that. So here is our challenge, what can we do today that means we are, 'the good soil', and showing his love to others.
Love one another, as I have loved you
07 July 2020
As you all know, Class 7, this is my life moto, along with 'Treat other how you would want to be treated'! Very simple, but powerful messages from scripture. Sometimes we find this easy to do, however, at times it can be challenging. Keep trying - that is all that can be asked of us.
Yoked with Jesus!
06 July 2020
Sunday's Gospel from St Matthew is lovely and simple for us all to understand. A yoke was used to ensure that two animals worked together under the direction of the master, hence the reference here. Jesus is our teacher and He guides us. Jesus makes it clear that He promises to lead us gently and humbly and that the load will be light. By simply following His path our lives can be simple.
The Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
28 June 2020
This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of two great saints who have helped to share faith throughout the world, St Peter and St Paul. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Peter professes his faith in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus then gives Peter the important task of leading the Church – a duty which is now undertaken by Pope Francis. In this Gospel from St. Matthew Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter spoke up and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Simon, you are a happy man! Because this was made known to you by my Father in heaven. So from now on, you will be called Peter, which means ‘rock’, and on this rock, I will build my Church. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven.” Having faith is to believe and trust in God’s love for us. Faith is one of life’s greatest blessings – it is a gift to be shared. Putting our faith in Jesus, just like St Peter and St Paul, helps us to know God as our loving Father and helps happiness and love to grow in our families. Lord Jesus, we thank You for the word that has enabled us to understand better the will of the Father. May Your Spirit enlighten our actions and grant us the strength to practice that which Your Word has revealed to us. May we, like Mary, Your mother, not only listen to the Word but also practice it. You who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen
Take a little time to pray
19 June 2020
Holy Spirit, soothe my heart when I feel upset, let me tell you about all my troubles, you are the best listener and my dearest friend. Holy Spirit, live in me. Amen. Have a lovely weekend Class 7. Mrs B & Blu
Happy Friday Year 6!
19 June 2020
Good morning Year 6! I hope you have all had a good week. I have been so impressed with all the work that you have sent me! I have attached lots of your pictures to this blog so you can all have a good look! I know that many of you would have been making your Confirmation this weekend. Perhaps you could join Father Andrew for Mass on Sunday via the Parish website or say a special prayer for the other children who would have been making this special Sacrament. Home learning will continue on Monday and this will be your last week of Maths and English tasks as the following week we will focus on transition activities and then we will have another wow week before returning to school on Monday 13th July! I can’t wait for us all to be back in school together! I sent an extra letter to your parents yesterday with lots of information in. If they didn’t receive one please just ask them to contact school. I hope you have a super weekend and remember to be kind, keep smiling, stay safe and keep washing your hands! Mr P
14 June 2020
Today Jesus tells us that he is the living bread that has come down from heaven. That anyone who eats this bread will live forever. He goes on to say that the bread he gives is his flesh and that whoever eats his flesh and drinks his blood lives in him and he lives in them. Every time we come to Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Jesus. And we come to share in it, even if we only have a blessing, welcoming Jesus into our lives. How lovely to have marked this with our service last Friday, the children were amazing helping us in our prayer life. Please think of those who would have received the sacrament of Confirmation today, I am sure you will say a prayer for them all.
Friendship by Poppy
12 June 2020
What a fantastic friendship poster by Poppy!