Our School Faith

Jesus Blesses Little Children Mark 10: 13-16

Some people brought children to Jesus for him to place in his hands on them, but the disciples scolded the people.  When Jesus noticed this, he was angry and said to his disciples, "Let the children come and do not stop them because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  I assure you that whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it."  Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on each of them and blessed them.

Monday's Collective Worship

Light of the World

What happens when you smile at someone?  Do they usually smile back?  Definitely! Smiles are contagious and should be shared with all those around us. 

As the Gospel tells us, Jesus is the light of the world.  We believe that we should be like Jesus and share our light with others when it is dark.  We can do this by treating everyone we come across with the same love, compassion and care that Jesus showed.  It can be shared in something as small as a smile but can also be sharing the word of the Lord. 

Do not be afraid to share the light that Jesus has given into your life...

A letter from a parent about spending time with us during our collective worship:


Hi Mrs Smith and Mrs Skidmore,
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed collective worship with St. John house on Monday morning. What a lovely way to start the week - and how wonderfully behaved the children were. They all responded in a really positive way to Cheryl’s guidance with praying and discussion. As a governor and parent I’d like to say what a pleasure it was to be involved and invited to join in with them.
Definitely a true reflection on our catholic way of life in School, and it was really encouraging and positive to hear all the great ideas cheryl has going forward.

Thank you

Lord hear our prayers...

Dear God,

Please help me keep my promises I have made.  Thank you for the promises you made to me in my baptism like always loving me.  Please give me the strength and courage to always be kind truthful and loving like I have promised.  Please help me be the best I can and always follow Jesus' path.  Also help me to not give up.  I promise I will have a growth mindset.  Please help me to trust people when they promise me.  Amen



Dear God,

Help me to keep my promises and help me to promise to my mum that I will keep my room clean and not moan because this is very important.  I promise I will always follow in your footsteps and believe.  Help me to have the courage to tell the truth.  I need to have bravery to tell my parents the truth always. Amen



Dear God,

I thank you for the promises you have made to me; you promised to always be there fr me and guide me through my darkest moment and keep me safe day and night.  You always keep a place for me in your kingdom of heaven.  Help me to keep my promises, to always be loyal and honest.  Sometimes I struggle to keep this promise.  I promise that I'll keep on the path that I'm desired to be on.  With your help I will manage to keep these promises that are able to make everyone a better person.