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The Liturgical Year All through the year, the Church family celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We also celebrate feasts and saints. St Scholastica's pupils, parents, and staff enjoy a school journey through the Church’s year. Our entrance, hall, corridor, and classroom displays...

The Liturgical Year

All through the year, the Church family celebrates the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We also celebrate feasts and saints. St Scholastica’s pupils, parents, and staff enjoy a school journey through the Church’s year. Our entrance, hall, corridor, and classroom displays reflect the time of year in the Church’s calendar.

Ordinary Times

 

In Ordinary times we use green to represent life and growth. We continue to live each day in the presence of our Lord and follow St Scholastica’s model to worship God and do our best.

All children take home their own rosary beads home to pray the rosary with their families. Each class prays the joyful, sorrowful, glorious and luminous mysteries of the rosary throughout October. Mrs Brierley hosts a lunch time rosary club for KS2 for the month of October. We remember we can ask Mary to pray for us.

All students attend mass at our parish Church for All Souls Day and we remember those who sacrificed their lives during the war by taking a moment of silence on Remembrance Day. We remember that Jesus also sacrificed his life for us and that through him we have eternal life. Each class creates some arts and crafts linked to Remembrance Day. We all gather in the hall for a whole school collective worship.

The Season of Advent

 

Begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24. Advent has a twofold character. It is the season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming is remembered, and it is the season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. For these two reasons, the season of Advent is a period for devout and joyful expectation. We use purple to symbolize waiting and importance.

The Season of Christmas

 

Begins on Christmas day and ends on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Christmas is a season, not a day. This is difficult to realize since the world wants to ‘get back to normal’ long before we have arrived at the last day of Christmas: the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It is a season of true joy when we celebrate that ‘God-is-with-us’ – Emmanuel! The colour and vibrancy of our Christmas celebrations should inform a very deep part of ourselves that something has happened, that Christ is born, and the world will never be the same again. The Word was made flesh and lived among us. (John 1:14) We use white and gold to symbolize true joy and triumph.