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Worship at Our Lady & St Philomena's Catholic Primary School


We believe that Christian worship in a Catholic school is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God's invitation to enter into a relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.


The Place of Prayer and Liturgy in the Life of our school


Prayer and Liturgy at Our Lady & St Philomena's Catholic Primary School provides opportunities for pupils and staff to come together to worship God. It has Christ at its heart and, while respecting diversity of belief and commitment, is Catholic in character, reflecting the liturgical tradition of the Church. We endorse the belief that Prayer and Liturgy takes into account the religious and educational needs of all who share in it. 


Worship in our school is more than just a legal requirement. It is an integral part of school life and central to the Catholic tradition. It will be related to the ‘day to day life, aspirations, and concerns of the school.’ (Education Reform Act 1988.)


Prayer Life at Our Lady & St Philomena's Catholic Primary School


Prayers in class daily: Morning Prayer, Grace before and after lunch & Home time prayer.


Monday: Whole School Prayer and Liturgy led by the leadership team.

Tuesday - Friday: Prayer and Liturgy in class or Key Stage groups. This will be planned and led by children and staff following a weekly or current theme.

Friday: Celebration assembly led by the leadership team.

Year 2 leading Years 1, 2 and 3 in Colour Day reflection

Year 2 Leading us in prayer and reflection for World Children's Day as requested by Pope Francis

May is the month of Mary - Year 2 leading Years 1 and 3 in prayers to Our Lady

Year 6 Leading Years 4 and 5 in Scripture Reading and Prayers.

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Year 5 Leading Scripture on the Good Shepherd for Years 4 and 6

Our Lenten Prayer Trail 2024

Leading us in prayer for the Holy Land

A prayer from the Holy Father for peace


“Let us pray with one heart and one soul – Lord come to our aid, grant us peace, teach us peace, guide our steps in the way of peace.


Open our eyes and our hearts and give us the courage to say: Never again war.’ Lord Hear Us.”


“May the weapons be stopped: they will never lead to peace, and may the conflict not widen! Enough! Enough, brothers! In Gaza, let the wounded be rescued immediately, let civilians be protected, let far more humanitarian aid be allowed to reach that stricken population. May the hostages be freed, including the elderly and children. Every human being, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, of any people or religion, every human being is sacred, is precious in the eyes of God and has the right to live in peace. Let us not lose hope: let us pray and work tirelessly so that the sense of humanity may prevail over hardness of heart.”


In Jesus’ name. Amen

Thank you Parents/Carers who joined us for our reflections of the Easter Story and Easter Craft event.

Lenten Reflections Year 6 Led us in our final reflections of the Stations of the Cross

We started our reflections on the Stations of the Cross as part of our Lenten Journey


We adore You, Oh Christ,  and we praise You.


Because, by  Your cross, You have redeemed the world.

Year 4 Leading school and families in prayer on St Patrick's Day Assembly

November the Month of the Holy Souls

October - the month of the Rosary, Year 6 led us in saying an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be to the Father