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"Praying together, Learning for life, Caring for all" 

We believe each child is unique and made in the image and likeness of God

 

 

Please click on the links below to find out more about The Way, The Truth and The Life series and to access the website for Diocese of Shrewsbury:

 

 

 

                      

 

 

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September 2017

Our new school year started with a beautiful Mass for Staff. We prayed for our beautiful children and their families.

 

 

 

 

Bishop Mark Davies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph's Toy Mass

Many thanks to our very generous parents and children for all the gifts donated at Christmas.

These gifts were distributed by the Salvation Army in Sale and

Trafford Social Services.

 

 

Stay Awake….Be Ready!

 

 

 

As we enter the season of Advent, the children will have the opportunity to take home the Travelling Nativity. This is a wonderful opportunity, for the family to gather in prayer we prepare as we await the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day.

 

St. Andrew's Day

 

Our parents and parishioners of St. Joseph's Parish, joined us to celebrate St. Andrew's Day.

The children provided entertainment with Scottish dancing and singing.

A wonderful afternoon was had by all.

 

 

Remembrance

 

The School Community came together at 11 o'clock on the 11th November to pay respects to all those who have died in war. A two minute silence was observed after The Last Post.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Father Stephen and Mrs Taylor represented St. Joseph's at the cenotaph in Sale on Remembrance Sunday

 

 

 

Rosary Sunday 

Rosary Sunday is an invitation to people in parishes, in homes, in religious orders to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Family, linking in with those gathered in Rome for the Synod on the Family.

The Synod on the Family in Rome takes place between the 5th - 19th October.

 

Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod

 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we

contemplate the splendour of true love,

to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,grant that

our families too may be places of communion and prayer,authentic schools

of the Gospel and small domestic Churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence,rejection

and division: may all who have been hurt

or scandalised find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God's Plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.

Amen

 

 

  

Harvest Mass

 

 

We brought in Harvest Gifts for Cornerstone in Manchester. Year 2 led Harvest Mass thanking God for the work of the farmer and remembering all those who are hungry in the world.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAFOD Family Fast Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis

 

The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparations have begun for the First Sacraments programme when seventy two children will celebrate their First Holy Communion in May 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

First Holy Communion at

St. Joseph's

 

The sun shone on this most special day for our Year 3 children as they made their First Holy Communion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May is the month of Mary

After a beautiful mass lin honour of Mary, the whole school processed in to the church garden, to crown the statue of Our Lady at the grotto. The grotto was adorned with flowers, and the eldest boy and youngest girl in the school had the special honour of crowning Our Lady.

 

 

 

 

St George’s Day 

 

Reception children dance around the maypole as part of St. George's Day celebrations. This was a lovely opportunity where the school invited parents and parishioners to celebrate the day with afternoon tea and entertainment.

Year 5 and 6 children performing some traditional country dancing.

 

 

 

Holy Week at St Joseph's

Our Holy Week Mass was led by Year 6.

The Gospel of The Passion of Our Lord was told through drama and song. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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All classes found out about the Passover and the Last Supper. The children experienced a Seder Meal.

 

 

The Last Supper and the 

Passover Meal

The Seder Plate

 

 

Reception children re enacting Jesus washing the feet of His friends.

 

 

 

Here Comes Jesus

Key Stage 1 children told the story of Palm Sunday and Holy Week through music and drama.

The  Palm Sunday Procession at St Joseph's Church on Sunday was led by a donkey. It was wonderful to see so many children and the donkey enjoyed all their carrots!!

 

Prayer Sponsors Afternoon Tea

We welcomed Prayer Sponsors of our First Holy Communion Children, to enjoy tea and cakes, as a small "thank - you" for remembering them in their prayers each day as they prepare to receive the Sacrament. We especially remember those Prayer Sponsors who were unable to be with us, especially those who are sick.  

Saint Joseph's Day

 

Saint Joseph, Patron Saint of our school and parish. We celebrated the day with a beautiful has led by Year 1 children. Afterwards, Mrs Harrold had organised the ice cream van to come and we all enjoyed a delicious ice cream in the beautiful spring sunshine.

 

 

Saint Patrick's Day

 

Saint Patrick's Day was celebrated with afternoon tea for parents and parish members. The choir performed some traditional songs and we had some amazing Irish dancers. 

 

 

Lenten Fundraising

Year 1 and Year 4 held a cake sale. Thank you for buying lots of cakes and raising money for CAFOD and the children at The Valley of the Moon Nursery.

  

Year 2 had a movie night with drinks and popcorn. Everyone came to school ready for bed!!

 

Reception held a music concert. This was a lovely afternoon and very much enjoyed by parents and grandparents.

 

Year 3 children held a Toy Sale. Everyone brought in a toy and bought another one back!!

 

Year 5 children held a Mother's Day Sale. This was a great success and the children enjoyed choosing their own gift for mum.

 

Year 6 had a French theme to their fundraising with a French Cafe, serving croissants and pain au chocolate. Delicious!!

 

 

 

Year 3 organised a Toy Sale. This was a very a popular fundraiser. Every child brought a toy to school and bought a different one back!! Thank you to all parents for your generous donations.

 

 

LENT 

 Ash Wednesday starts the season of Lent. We all received ashes at a mass led by Y5 children.

 

 

 

 

Family Fast Day

Y4 helped to raise awareness of Family Fast Day and the work of CAFOD in an assembly.  Everyone brought in £1 towards our Lenten fundraising. Thank you for your generosity.

 

 

Travelling Cross

Each family will have the opportunity to have the "Travelling Cross" in their home as we prepare for Easter.

 

 

Year 3 visit the Marist Centre

As part of our Holy Communion programme, Year 3 visited the Marist Centre and enjoyed a day of prayer, drama and reflection.

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 

Please support buying Fairtrade produce. For more information visit the CAFOD website.

 

 

Enjoying a Fairtrade drink and a biscuit.

 

 

 

First Holy Communion Enrolment Mass

 

Our Year 3 children received medals to mark the start on the net stage of their journey towards receiving the Sacrament.

 

This was a lovely Mass led by the children. The children are invited to wear their enrolment medals at every Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 2 Christmas Reflection

PEACE

 

beautiful evening of carols and reflections focusing on peace and unity.

 

 

Key Stage 1

A Donkey's Tale

 

Year1 and 2 children told the Christmas Story through drama and song.

 

 

Reception

The First Christmas

 

Reception children reminded everyone that we are waiting for Jesus. Through dance and drama they told the tradition of the Advent Wreath and the story of Jesus' birth. We remembered children around the world and prayed for peace.

 

 

 

Travelling Nativity

 

Each child has the opportunity to take home a "Travelling Nativity" during the season of Advent.

 

 

Remembrance Service

We remembered the War Dead with readings and a two minute silence followed by the Last Post.

 

 

Harvest Service

St Joseph's remembered the work of the farmer and those less fortunate than us.

After a beautiful Harvest Mass, Year 6 and the Minnie Vinnies collected all the donations of food sent in by the children. These were then taken to the Cornerstones Centre in Manchester.

 

Minnie Vinnies

All children in Key Stage 2 are welcome to join the Minnie Vinnies. The children meet each week and discuss ways we can help others in the community.