Prayer & Liturgy

 

We believe that Christian worship in a Catholic school names and celebrates God’s presence in our lives. It is concerned with giving glory, honour, praise and thanks to God. It is our loving response, in word and action, to God’s invitation to enter in to relationship, made possible through the work of Jesus Christ and the witness of the Holy Spirit.

We support the belief that Prayer and Liturgy takes into account the religious and educational needs of all who share in it:

Those who form part of the worshipping community in church

Those for who school may be their first and only experience of church

Those from other Christian traditions – or none

Those from other faith backgrounds

We believe that Prayer and liturgy in our school aims to provide the opportunity for all pupils and staff:

  • To contemplate something of the mystery of God
  • To reflect on spiritual and moral issues
  • To explore their own beliefs
  • To respond to and celebrate life
  • To experience a sense of belonging and develop community spirit
  • To develop a common ethos and shared values
  • To enrich religious experience
  • To grow in liturgical understanding and development
  • To reinforce prayers which are part of the Catholic tradition
  • To reinforce positive attitudes
  • To participate fully
  • To take time out to ‘wonder at’, ‘to come to terms with’ and ‘to give worth to.’