“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.
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 Collective Worships. Children in KS2 classes plan, prepare and lead their own liturgies and acts of worship in class daily.