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Mrs Finnegan meets His Holiness, Pope Francis, in Rome

Thank you to our Altar Servers who serve in church every weekend and help Father Stefan each week at school Masses. You are true disciples of Jesus! If you would like to join this team, please talk to Father Stefan. ๐Ÿ™

Every week our Pre-School prayer bag is sent home with a different child. This is a lovey opportunity for the children to set up their own prayer area and share prayers and Bible stories with their family ๐Ÿ™

Thank you to all our children in in Y6, for leading us in Remembrance Mass in church this morning! You are a credit to your parents & great ambassadors for our school. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™ Look at all the wonderful Remembrance Art, that the children created to dress the Altar this morning- amazingly talented children. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธWell done Mr Hyde & Mrs P, for preparing the children so well. Thank you to all our families who joined us for this special Mass! ๐Ÿ’™ It was so wonderful to see you all ๐Ÿ’•

So exciting to see our school choir going from strength to strength. They are practising Christmas songs to sing at the Welcome Group & will be performing in Halesowen Town Centre around the town Christmas Tree with Earls High School.

Developing Staff Formation through Catholic Social Teaching at Harvington Hall today! What a great man St Nicholas Owen was! The staff enjoyed a wonderful retreat at Harvington Hall! We started with Mass in the church & then a tour of the house & a talk about St Nicholas Owen. Absolutely fabulous day! Thank you to Monsignor John Moran for leading us in the celebration of the Eucharist this morning, as part of our Staff Retreat, and talking to us about the work of St Nicholas Owen!

Today welcomed our lovely grandparents to school for cake and coffee as part of our family and community CST learning this half term. Our Caritas Ambassadors were great hosts ๐Ÿ’• In the words of Pope Francis โ€˜grandparents are a treasure in the familyโ€™.

Huge Congratulations to Angel in Y6 who received her First Holy Communion today! What a special moment, as she chose to receive the Eucharist for the very first time, in school with all her friends supporting her! It was a beautiful moment for her & her family: her mom right by her side! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™

What a lovely surprise I had this morning! One of our beautiful young girls has donated her pocket money to school fund How amazing is she! We are so proud of her! #generous&grateful ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• 

Today we joined with 1 million children around the world to pray the Rosary as part of the @acn_international campaign. We used our Rosary Beads with our prayer partners and focussed on the Luminous mysteries.

This morning Pre-School and Reception joined together to learn about Pope Francisโ€™s initiative to Campaign for Peace and Unity. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ฟ

What do our Y6 leavers think about their life at OLSK? Follow the link to find out more....

https://www.our-lady.dudley.sch.uk/2023-1/

Our Lenten Journey with Jesus, to the Cross

Mini Vinnies turn their concern into action! ๐Ÿ’• We raised funds for the thousands of people in Syria & Turkey, who have died, with many more injured in the aftermath of the earthquakes.
 

All of the staff & the children wore their own clothes and donated £1 each & families donated cakes for the children to sell in school. All funds raised, will be sent to the aid relief to support the survivors and their families. 
 

Every prayer, every gift, every action brings hope to people hit by disaster. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

At the beginning of the New Year, the staff spent time in prayer and reflection at our mother church, St Chads Cathedral.


There was a tour of the building, finding out all about the history & saints interred there. Mrs Finnegan & Mrs Turner were asked to read at the Mass of the Epiphany and Mrs Mitchell & Miss Meese brought up the gifts for the offertory. ๐Ÿ’’

 

What a lovely way to start the new year, offering our prayers for a successful and happy 2023 as well as prayers for our staff, children and families. ๐Ÿ™

Virtues and Values

As Catholics we believe in the importance of developing a virtuous life. The Catechism describes a virtue as 'an interior disposition, a positive habit, a passion that has been placed at the service of the good.'

   

Each half term the focus changes and schools across the Archdiocese focus upon the same set of virtues at the same time. The Profile also provides a thematic focus for Collective Worship and SMVSC over a specified length of time. Whilst all of the aspects of the profile are being touched upon the school can really emphasise and experience a particular pair of virtues throughout a half term.

Pupils at Our Lady & St Kenelm are growing to be:

 

 

Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.


 

Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices.

 

Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.


 

Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.


 

Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world.


 

Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.


 

Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better.


 

Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others.

Liturgy & Prayer Policy

Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.

 

 

 

God who Speaks Prayer ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

 

Living God, 
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.

Amen

V. Your word is our path and your truth is our light.
R. This day and every day.

Catholic Life, Gospel and British Values at OLSK


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