St John Evangelist Catholic Primary School works closely with the Parish. Our new Parish Priest, Fr Rajiv, and Fr Jakub are very involved with the Catholic Life of the School and are frequent visitors to assemblies and classrooms (occasionally they also drop in for hot chocolate with the ‘Stars of the Week’!)
The whole school and parish community are invited to attend Mass at the start of each term and for Holy Days of Obligation. Mgr Rajiv and Fr Jakub visit individual classes to work with the children to develop their understanding of their faith and the children regularly visit the Church to learn about individual aspects of their faith e.g. to take part in a Baptism or to walk the Stations of the Cross or to pray.
Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to train to become altar servers with Fr Jakub. Children have three training sessions and then are able to support at school Masses and when they attend Mass with their families in their Church.
Whole School Start of Term Mass 10am on 20th September 2023 (parents welcome)
Harvest Liturgy for pupils on Friday 3rd November 2023
All Saints Day Mass 10am on Wednesday 1st November 2023 (parents welcome)
Christingle Service in the Church on Friday 1st December at 3:45pm. Please collect your child and bring them to the Church for a Carol fundraising service. You can find out more about Christingle here: What Is Christingle? | The Children’s Society (childrenssociety.org.uk)
Weekly Class Mass Dates:
Every week, one class visits the church to take part in weekday Mass with the parishioners. In KS2, the children are responsible for the readings and prepare and read the bidding prayers. Children are taught how to write bidding prayers and speak confidently in Church by their teachers.
Wednesday 20th September at 10am – Whole School Start of Term Mass
Wednesday 27th September at 10am – Neptune Class
Wednesday 4th October at 10am – Saturn Class
Wednesday 11th October at 10am – Pluto Class
Wednesday 18th October at 10am – Jupiter Class
Wednesday 1st November at 10am – Whole School Mass for All Saints Day
Wednesday 8th November at 10am – Mars Class
Wednesday 15th November at 10am – Mercury, Venus and Earth Class
Wednesday 22nd November at 10am – Neptune Class
Wednesday 29th November at 10am – Pluto Class