Christian worship in a Catholic school names and celebrates God’s presence in our lives. It is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to enter into relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.
Collective Worship at St Joseph’s
The theme for the week is introduced in the first collective worship of the week to all the children and it is then revisited in class throughout the week.
Whole school worship on a Friday happens alongside our Celebration of learning. In this we review the mission set for the week and share any work from children who have lived out the mission. We also award one child per class with ‘Child of the Week’ and one with ‘Work of the Week’.
Our chaplaincy team, with the support of the Chaplain, plan and lead some whole school worship according to the liturgical calendar.
Two children from each class plan and lead a class liturgy each week. The children also experience personal prayer and Lectio Divina each week within their class.
Each child, from Year 1 upwards, have their own prayer journal where they can reflect and record spontaneous prayer.