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

22nd November 2019

Sunday 24th November - Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

Spirituality              Sunday 24th November - Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

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

In their Chaplaincy Sessions Y1 and Y2 have been thinking about Pope Francis's message in his encyclical Laudato Si to live simply, live fairly and live together with each other in our common home.  In a time of quiet they reflected upon how they could do little things to make a positive difference in our world.  Perhaps they have shared some of these with you at home.

?Reception's Chaplaincy Sessions were a reflection on the Our Father, explaining some of the tricky language and using props and actions to help the children learn the words.  Please do pray this important prayer together at home.

Table Talk Topic for this week – Can a dog be kind? 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.

15th November 2019

Sunday 17th November - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spirituality              Sunday 17th November - 33rd 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-

This year we will again be taking part in #RedWednesday on Wednesday 27th November 2019. This is organised by an international charity called Aid to the Church in Need https://acnuk.org/? and they help millions of people every year. They stand up for people who are forgotten, and they make a stand for the things that everyone should have: justice, peace and freedom to be whatever religion you want to be without risking persecution. On #RedWednesday we invite the children to show support by wearing one item of red clothing (eg socks /tights /ribbon/ scarf), to pray the Angelus at 12 o’clock in school and to have a minute’s silence afterwards. This is to show our solidarity with those who are suffering and to make a stand for faith and freedom. We know that thousands of other people will be doing this at the same time as us, so we will be united in our prayers. There will be the opportunity to make red stickers for those who do not have an item of red to wear.

Look out for buildings, which are lit up red for #RedWednesday: last year these included the Houses of Parliament in London, the Colosseum in Rome and the Vatican.

Table Talk Topic for this week – Is it possible to ever stop thinking? 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.

1st November 2019

Sunday 3rd November - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Spirituality              Sunday 3rd November - 31st 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 Friday 1st November, the Solemnity of All Saints, Reception to Y6 joined together to participate in Mass celebrated by Father Luke.  We are reminded that we are all called to be saints, leading others to Christ.

 

Thank you for your donations to the Mary's Meal Backpack Appeal.  Please remember to label your bags with 'Mary's Meals' to avoid them getting muddled up with other appeals.  We will be collecting the following items until 15th November: used or new notepads, pencils, pens, crayons, sharpeners, erasers, rulers, pencil cases, small towels, small balls (e.g. tennis balls), flip flops or sandals, spoons and new soap, toothbrushes & toothpaste. We will be collecting used backpacks (not drawstring bags) from 18th - 22nd November.

Thank you for your generosity.

 Table Talk Topic for this week – 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.

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.