St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Collective Worship

“For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them.”

Matthew 18: 20

Collective Worship is central to our Catholic faith as a special way of Encountering Christ in our daily lives and through encountering Him, we feel loved. The school nurtures and promotes the Catholic faith through its programme of Religious Education and the day-to-day organisation and relationships so that the spiritual presence of Jesus Christ is clearly evident to all and His teachings are reflected in every aspect of school life.

At Saint Norbert’s we endeavour to make all acts of worship engaging and accessible for all, with Scripture rooted at its heart. Collective Worship should enable children and adults to hear and understand the message, give space to reflect and feel and inspire Discipleship and Missionary Discipleship through actions going forth.

Saint Norbert’s celebrates the Word through Liturgy and Mass both at school and at church and we work closely with the Parish to ensure that there is harmony between themes, actions, prayers and responses so that children are confident to worship and live their faith beyond the school day. 

Collective Worship

The school gathers together on a daily basis to share in the Good News.  Each day there is a different focus for the worship. In addition to this, children in each class engage with the Word as a class and have the opportunity to reflect and evaluate Whole School Colective Worships. Children in KS2 classes plan, prepare and lead their own liturgies and acts of worship in class daily.

MONDAY– Gospel Worship at 9am

TUESDAY– Key Stage Worship (KS1 at 1:30 & KS2 at 2:45)

WEDNESDAY– Class Worship at 2:45pm

THURSDAY– Praise and Worship at 9am

FRIDAY– Celebration Worship at 9am

Gospel Worship– this is an opportunity to share and reflect upon the Gospel reading from the Sunday Mass.

Key Stage Worship– children meet as a Key Stage to share the Scripture following the pattern of Statements to Live By, as directed by the Diocese.

Class Worship– Each class takes it in turn to lead a worship for the whole school.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to share in this worship at 2:45pm. A schedule of this is available on the website.

Praise and Worship– the children prepare hymns and worship songs reflecting the liturgical year and for forthcoming events throughout the school year.

Celebration Worship– this worship is focussed upon celebrating the learning that has taken place each week.  One child from each class is selected and presented with a certificate for ‘pupil of the week’, recognising the excellence shown in their learning.

Parents are invited to join us for Class Mass, Class Collective Worship and other liturgical celebrations held in school and church.

Class Collective Worships are held in the hall and Class Mass/Prayer Services are held in the classrooms- a list of all dates for Class Collective Worships and Class Masses are available on the school diary on the front page of the school website.

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