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Liturgical Year

At More Park we celebrate the seasons of the liturgical year.  We explore aspects of it during RE lessons and we celebrate many of the events through collective worship. 

 

During Advent and Lent we prepare our hearts for the season through penitential services led by our Parish priest, Father Peter. 

In October and May we remember Mary and pray the Rosary together and in June we celebrate the Feast of St Thomas More.

 

How we celebrate the Liturgical Year

 

Autumn

 

Start of Year Mass - Led by Year Six pupils and Father Peter.

Harvest Thanksgiving - We have a Harvest Mass.  Harvest gifts are collected and donated to the local Pilsden Community Food Bank.

Month of the Rosary - October is the month of the Rosary.  We pray the Rosary together in the prayer garden.

All Saints - Mass led by pupils and Father Peter.

St Andrews -  St Andrews House lead our celebration service for the feast day.

Advent - The prayer table is changed to purple and each class make their own Advent Wreath to use during the season.

Advent Penitential - In Key Stage One and Year Three the children take part in a collective Penitential service.  The rest of Key Stage Two have individual penitential with Father Peter.

Christmas Nativity and Carol Service - KS1 celebrate the Nativity through drama and song, whilst in KS2 pupils lead a Carol Service with Gospel readings.

Christmas - At the end of term a Christmas Mass is held.

 

Spring 

 

Epiphany - Mass is held in school.

Candlemas - Mass is celebrated in school. 

Ash Wednesday - Marking the start of Lent, the school join parishioners in church for mass.  The prayer table is changed to purple. 

Lent Penitential - Key Stage One the children take part in a collective Penitential service.  Key Stage Two, including Year Three, have individual penitential meetings with Father Peter.

St David's and St Patrick's - Mass led by each house.

Palm Sunday - Service led by Key Stage One through hymns and readings. 

Washing of Feet - Meditation and reenactment of the washing of hands by candlelight. 

Breaking of Bread - Meditation and reenactment of the Last Supper by candlelight. 

Passion Play - Led by Year Six through drama and supported by the rest of Key Stage Two through music and hymns.

Easter - The term finishes with the celebration of Easter led by Key Stage One pupils.

 

Summer 

 

St George - Mass led by St George's house. 

Ascension - Mass led by pupils and Father Peter. 

Pentecost - Mass led by pupils and Father Peter. 

Corpus Christi - Mass led by pupils and Father Peter. 

Feast of St Thomas More - Celebrations held in school to remember our patron saint.

St Peter and St Paul - Mass led by pupils and Father Peter.

Mass of Thanksgiving - Year Six organise and lead the final mass of the academic year.

 

 

 

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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. More Park Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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