At Saint Joseph’s, the Borough, our aim is to deepen our faith and nurture and develop our relationship with God so that we have a greater understanding of ourselves, who we want to be, our interactions with others and with Jesus Christ. Our Collective Worship as a school family, nourishes us with God’s word and unites us within the wider Catholic Church. It acknowledges and celebrates the life-giving presence of the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) in our lives. We have Christ at the centre of our school day and through him we ensure that everyone experiences meaningful, spiritual moments of growth and reflection. Children will experience God’s love and deepening of their faith throughout the Liturgical Year in Masses, liturgies, assemblies and prayer reflections. These include weekly whole school Advent and Lenten liturgies, liturgies for Harvest, Remembrance and those related to Saint days or key Liturgical Year celebrations. The staff are supported by the RE Subject Leader and the Collective Worship leader to plan these events. The children are also involved in contributing to and reflecting upon these special occasions. As well as developing an understanding of important universal Catholic prayers, the structure of the Mass and associated prayers, we intend that the children build up a repertoire of hymns, both traditional and modern. These contribute greatly towards Collective Worship throughout the school. It is often said in the Bible that singing is the best form of prayer; “Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,’ Ephesians 5:19.

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