Chaplaincy

Welcome to the Chaplaincy Team page!

We’ll keep you up to date with everything that we have been doing in school.

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Our Chaplaincy Team 2023-2024

Harvest

Our school did a fantastic job at collecting and gathering lots of food and essentials for local charities! The Padley centre will be collecting the items and delivering them to the people who are less forunate than us. Everyone came together. It was a great experience. – Year 5 Chaplaincy member.

 Our Visit to the Hope Centre

Our contributions were spilt to between two local charities. We had the opportunity to visit a local foodbank. We saw how they sort the food for other people and make sure it is fair and people are able to get what they need. – Year 6 Chaplaincy member.

Remembrance

Our school gathered together to celebrate Remembrance Day. It serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by people in times of war. We observe this special day to honour and pay tribute to those who selflessly served their countries, protecting our freedom and values. Remembrance Day holds deep historical and emotional significance.

Saint Ralph Sherwin Retreat Day

We were really lucky that we were able to spend our patron: Saint Ralph Sherwin feast day together. Every class completed lots of activities about who Saint Ralph Sherwin was and the life he lived. We linked this to our own Gospel Values for example: Class 10 created Acceptance shields and Class 4 created Posters for Kindness.

We started the day with the Chaplaincy team leading our prayer and ended our day in prayer, reflecting on the day we have had.

Chaplaincy Liturgical Prayer

The Chaplaincy Team created a fantastic liturgical prayer about the Catholic life and Mission of our school. It was a ‘This Morning’ special. We spoke to our Chaplaincy commitee and even interview Miss Lewis about the importance of our Praise Act of Worship. This really summed up the life of our school and we were able to remember all the great things we go for our Catholic life and Mission.

Jesus Youth

The Chaplaincy Team were so excited to have Jesus Youth Visit for the afternoon. It was amazing to experience a mini retreat about working together as a team and becoming closer to God. We completed a range of team building activities and we able to end the afternoon together in prayer through adoration.

Crowning of Mary Liturgical Prayer

On the 2nd May, we celebrated Mary and her life. We celebrated together in the hall, remembering the joyful mysteries through Visio Divina and reflecting on how important she is to us but also as Jesus’ mother.

Here’s what our Chaplaincy Team from last academic year achieved!

Harvest giving

The Chaplaincy Team did a fantastic job at collecting and delivering all your harvest donations to the Hope and Padley Centre. Thank you so much for ALL your donations, we have made a huge difference to other peoples lives.

Remembrance Liturgical Prayer.

Last year, we lost two very important people in our school community. Benjamin Topley and Mrs Karan O’Connor. We reflected on their lives and the lives of others who were lost in the war at our Remembrance service. It was a beautiful way to reflect on the members of the community we have lost and remember them in our hearts forever.

The Chaplaincy were incredible and really comforted the school in our lost, thinking of all their memories and how Benjamin and Mrs Karan O’Connor impact our hearts and lives.

Our Visit to The Hope Centre

Our Charity team visited the Hope Centre and explored how the food bank donations help others. We asked lots of questions and feel very proud that have helped support our local community.

We pray for everyone we were able to help.

First Liturgical prayer of the new year!

Our lovely Chaplaincy led us in a beautiful liturgical prayer for the beginning of our school year. We led school through the story of the Epiphany, when the Magi followed the star to see Baby Jesus, and shared with him Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

We discussed about all the gifts that we are want to share this year.

The Live Simply Award

The Chaplaincy team made massive contributions to completing the Live Simply Award. This is an amazing opportunity for our school and we can not wait to share more things we will be doing towards living sustainability.

The Crowning of Mary Liturgy

In the month of May, we celebrate and honour Mary, remembering her commitment as the mother of Jesus. The Chaplaincy Team led us in a reflective and thoughtful liturgy, with oppotunities to sing and pray with Mary, our Mother.

Chaplaincy Training Day

It was fantastic to gather together with other schools from Derby in our school trust to train and learn how to be Chaplains. It was beautiful to end our day together in Mass and our chaplaincy team did us very proud when they shared the scripture.