St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

St. Mary's Catholic Federation, Carshalton

Learning, Playing and Growing together in the Love of Jesus

Catholic Life - News

17th October 2019

IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM - AUTUMN 2019

ALL SAINTS

(1 November)

We celebrate the lives of special and ordinary people who have responded to God's invitation to love.

 

THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS)

(2 Novmber)

Today and throughout the rest of November we pray for those who have died. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

 

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE

(24 November)

 

ADVENT

(Begins 1 December)

Advent means 'coming'. We think of the coming of Jesus when he was born but we also thing of his promise that he would come again at the end of time. It is a time of waiting and preparing. It is only in the last week of Advent that we focus upon the events to be celebrated at Christmas.

 

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

(9 December)

This feast marks the first stage of the existence of Mary, the mother of Jesus. She was 'full of grace' from the very beginning and co-operated with God throughout her life.

 

CHRISTMAS DAY, THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

(25 December)

On this day we  begin our celebration of the birth of Christ.

 

13th October 2019

Sunday 13th Sunday 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spirituality              Sunday 13th Sunday – 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Morning reflection is issued every week by our Chaplain and is available on the school’s website: https://www.smcsc.org.uk/spirituality.php-

 

On Sunday 13th October, in Rome, Blessed John Henry Newman will be declared a Saint, the first English non-martyr to be canonised since St. John of Bridlington in 1401.  On the days leading up to this momentous day, the junior pupils and staff have been reflecting each day on an excerpt of Newman's writings and praying together a mini-novena.  Please do join your prayers to ours, asking Blessed John Henry Newman to intercede for us.

 

Table Talk Topic for this week If I lend you £1,000,000, does that make you a millionaire? – Just a reminder, that we have a Prayer intention book in the Reception area of each school. Please feel free to write your intentions in as you wish. Thank you to those who have added to it. Please take the time to read it when visiting the school.

6th October 2019

Sunday 6th Sunday 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spirituality              Sunday 6th Sunday – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Morning reflection is issued every week by our Chaplain and is available on the school’s website:

https://www.smcsc.org.uk/spirituality.php-

On Monday afternoon's assembly Mrs Norbury was delighted to introduce the 25 members of

the new Y6 Chaplaincy Team to the Junior School.  They have already been busy helping

with displays, being envoys - informing the classes of prayer initiatives etc., helping to lead

prayers and all with a smile, following the example of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, whose

feast day was on Tuesday, in doing little acts of kindness with great love.

 Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission and tells

us that "Prayer is the first 'missionary work' - the first!  The first which every Christian can and should carry out.  It is also the most effective although it cannot be 'measured'".  We are 'Baptised and Sent'.  During October, we will be praying the Rosary every Thursday lunchtime, using Missio Rosaries and with the specific intention for all of us who proclaim the Good News of the Gospel.  

Table Talk Topic for this week – Should you be made to be polite? Just a reminder, that we have a Prayer intention book in the Reception area of each school. Please feel free to write your intentions in as you wish. Thank you to those who have added to it. Please take the time to read it when visiting the school.

30th September 2019

Sunday 29th September 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spirituality              Sunday 29th September – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Morning reflection is issued every week by our Chaplain and is available on the school’s website:

https://www.smcsc.org.uk/spirituality.php-

A couple of weeks ago, during Mrs Norbury's liturgy, the Infant children were asked to reflect upon how they can be loyal to Jesus; by being kind, loving and thoughtful especially when it's difficult to do so.  Each time the children were loyal they were encouraged to put a sticker on our Jesus's Loyalty Card.  You can see from the photo that in our school we are very loyal to Jesus.

Table Talk Topic for this week – Should you be made to be polite? Just a reminder, that we have a Prayer intention book in the Reception area of each school. Please feel free to write your intentions in as you wish. Thank you to those who have added to it. Please take the time to read it when visiting the school.

18th September 2019

Open Day Dates - 2020/21

Open Day dates for Reception and Nursery intake 2020

     Wednesday 9th October 2019 at 9.30am

Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 9.30am

 

Open Day dates for Year 3 intake 2020

     Monday 11th November 2019 at 1.45pm - with food tasting

 

No need to book or telephone the school office, please just turn up.

It is only necessary to attend one session

We look forward to welcoming you!