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Easter Gardens

Thank you to all of the children and parents who have worked so hard  creating Easter Gardens for our Easter competition. Yet again we have been astounded by the quality of the gardens and with the children's creativity. Well done everyone! 

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EYFS & KS1 Palm Sunday Assembly

Year 2's Lenten Promises

We are currently on our journey through Lent. We have all made special promises for Lent, and put them onto our Lenten Promise Tree. 

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ASH WEDNESDAY:

BEGINNING OUR JOURNEY THROUGH LENT

 

On Ash Wednesday, we all went to St Marie's Church for our school's Ash Wednesday special Mass. During Mass we discussed the importance of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. At the end of Mass, we received ashes on our foreheads. Here are a few photographs...

 

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Y1 Holy Communion Re-enactment

Collecting our Classroom Wreaths.

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Staff making class Advent wreaths.

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Nursery preparing for Charity Cake Sale

St. Marie's to host the Bury Annual Catholic Education Mass

Prayers leaders explain our new banners.

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Pilgrimage to Walsingham

On Saturday May 7th some of our school family joined a pilgrimage to the Catholic shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. We travelled all the way down to Walsingham in Norfolk and

joined Bishop John Arnold and many other members of the Salford Diocese. We walked the mile to the Slipper Chapel, praying the Rosary as we walked through the glorious countryside. The Slipper Chapel was beautiful and very serene. We attended Reconciliation and finished our pilgrimage with a very special Mass. A lovely day was had by all.

 

PRAYER STATIONS

 

Our Prayer leaders have been very busy lately. During Lent, Emily, Makenzie, Holly- Mai and Wiktoria visited a Prayer Station workshop led by students from Holy Cross College. Whilst they were there, they learnt some strategies and techniques to help lead others in prayer.

Today (May 5th) our very own prayer leaders hosted their own Prayer Stations! They led some of the other prayer leaders through reflective. prayerful tasks and encourgaed them to grow closer to God.

The themes of the prayer stations were:

* Saving water and our responsibility towards others

* Hand Prayers- using our hands to pray for different communities

* Helping the homeless and refugees - Cafod

* The Power of Love

The four girls did an amazing job and all of our prayer leaders are now ready to lead more Prayer Stations throughout the school very soon!

Prayer Leaders in Action

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THE DOOR OF MERCY VISITS ST MARIE'S!

 

Pope Francis has declared this year to be a special YEAR OF MERCY. As part of these celebrations, the diocese of Salford has created a special travelling Holy Door which will visit every Catholic school in the diocese.

The Holy door visited St Marie's!

 

Once it was delivered from St Joseph and St Bedes, it had to be constructed. With a little help from our prayer leaders, the door was ready.

Mrs Robinson led a lovely assembly and all of the children in the school passed through the Holy Door and received a special blessing from their class teacher. The assembly and the Holy Door reminded us to show mercy towards others and to model compassion.

 

The door was then passed onto Bury Catholic Prep School as it continued its journey around the diocese.

 

 

 

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