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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
Today We Had a Visitor
22 June 2020
The children in the key worker bubble were very excited to have a visitor in the Forest Schools area today.
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.
We are missing you!
08 June 2020
All the staff here at St Clare's wanted to send you all a special message of love.
07 June 2020
Today is Trinity Sunday, which makes this a good week to be thinking about Love because it can be said that the Trinity is a communion of Love. We are invited to show God’s love to each other. How can we do that? St. Paul, in one of the readings for today, gives his friends a very powerful greeting. He says, ‘The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always.’ It is a much stronger way of speaking to someone than saying, ‘I hope you have a nice day.’ This week try to find ways you can share your love with your family and remember to tell them how much you love them too.
Happy Pentecost and Happy Birthday
31 May 2020
Today marks the birthday of the Church. The Church exists for mission, and her mission began on this day. He wants us to know the Son, he wants us to be reconciled to the Father, he wants us to experience the workings of the Spirit. God is the one who forgives but he has chosen us to be the people who share his forgiveness. Happy Birthday everyone! I wanted to share with you Pope Francis' prayer for the month of June, the way of the heart. Father, here I am. I know you are always with me. I place my heart in the Heart of your Son Jesus, who gives himself to us in the Eucharist each day. May your Holy Spirit strengthen me to live the Gospel in everything I do and say. For my part, I give you this day–all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings–all I am and possess.
Lancashire County Council Advice
28 May 2020
You will no doubt be aware of the new advice from Lancashire County Council. Below is a letter from Dr Sakthi Karunathini who is the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing for Lancashire County Council. Advice to schools on reopening to more pupils Summary Lancashire County Council is advising schools in the county not to open to more pupils from 1 June, but instead to continue with the current arrangements. This is because, in our assessment, we do not currently meet all five of the government's tests in Lancashire which would allow this decision to be taken safely. We will regularly review the situation and provide further advice so that we can advise schools to open to more pupils as soon as we judge it safe to do so. Consequently, our advice to schools is to not re-open to more pupils on June 1st, but to continue with their current support systems that are in place. The safety and wellbeing of children, their families, and school staff outweigh the benefits of opening schools of 1st June. What does this mean for St Clare's Catholic Primary School? We will continue to support our key worker families in school. If you now find yourself in a situation that your circumstances have changed then please complete the request form and return it to school. You will see a 'tab' on the school website home page that will direct you to that form. Please return this as a matter of urgency, so that we can ensure we have appropriate staffing in place for Tuesday 2nd of June. Staff will continue to set work for the children across the school which they will put up on your child's blog page. This will continue as a three week rolling program - two weeks of specific work for your child's class and then a week to 'breathe' with a whole school approach. As there is an INSET day on Monday 1st of June, the work will be available on Tuesday 2nd of June. If you have any concerns regarding the work set then you will able to contact staff on the class email. The messages from you all to staff I know are very much appreciated. You know that they will consistently go the 'extra' mile for our children and we are blessed as a school to have such a dedicated staff. We will continue to monitor this situation and consistently seek and act on advice from Lancashire County Council. Take care, keep safe and God Bless, Mrs Charnley and the staff of St Clare's
The Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
21 May 2020
Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus his Heavenly glory after promising to send the Apostles the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power and commanding them to bear witness to Him through their lives and preaching throughout the world. But the ascended Jesus is still with us because of His promise, "I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” He is with us at all times and in all places, releasing a new energy upon the earth, the energy of the Holy Spirit. Try to follow mass at St Clare's at 10am as we would have done as a whole school and parish together celebrating this special day.
Mental Health Awareness Week
18 May 2020
Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 and this year's theme is kindness 🧡 Here is your challenge, get involved and send us your pictures!