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Religious Life at St Gregory's

On Friday 16th June, Mrs Fleetwood led our assembly. She brought the Lampedusa Cross and told us about the plight of refugees.

Mrs Lane from The Dog's Trust, led our assembly on Monday 12th June

Mr Smith from Severn Trent led our assembly on Friday, 9th June 2017

May Procession on 18.5.17 in honour of Our Lady

The Road Safety Cadets led our assembly today. Friday, 10th March 2017

Fr. Hudson Homes Assembly led by Margo on 6th March 2017

The Blessing of the Ashes during Ash Wednesday Mass, 1st March 2017

Prayer areas and displays

Change Makers Assembly led by Justin on Friday, 27th January 2017

The Minivinnies School Council led our assembly on Monday 12th December. They told us about their visit to the T4U warehouse in Evesham.

Whole school Advent Service on Friday, 2nd December. Led by Fr. Alex.

Reception children helped to make our school Advent Wreath.

Remembrance Day Prayer Service

CAFOD Harvest Assembly led by Year 6, Friday, 6th October

Minivinnies launch assembly on Monday 23rd May

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May Procession 5th May 2016. Honouring Our Lady during a special Mass in Church.

Year 6 raising money for LEPRA

Lent Displays and prayer areas

Ash Wednesday Mass 10.2.16

Fr. Alex led our Advent Service on Friday, 4th December

Fr. Alex led our Remembrance Day Service on Friday 6th November.

October is the month of the Rosary. We ask Mary our Mother to pray for us.

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Year 5 and Year 6 Residential retreat to Alton Castle

Learning about other faiths

Learning about other faiths   1 Venerable Menapo, a Buddhist monk

Harvest Assembly led by Year 6 on 25th September 2015.

First Holy Communion

On Sunday 7th June, twenty six children from Year 3 received the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Eight children went to Our Lady Of Peace at Shottery and eighteen went to St. Gregory's. This was followed by a celebration mass on Tuesday 9th June, where all the children received communion together for the first time, with a celebration breakfast afterwards.

On both days the sun shone, the children read and sang beautifully and everyone, parents, teachers, friends and parishioners, were very proud of them.

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Using many of our creative skills, we designed and made banners to decorate the church for First Holy Communion. Here are a few of the examples.
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Whole School Mass in Honour of Our Lady

Procession and Mass in Honour of Our Lady - 15th May 2915

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A thoughful display in our prayer corner

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Year 3 First Holy Communion Retreat
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Year 3 Receive The Sacrament Of Reconciliation
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We had a lovely celebration on Thursday as the children made their first confessions at St Gregory's Church. A beautiful cross had been made for them on which it said, 'God Heals Our Hearts'.  After their confession each child wrote their name on a plaster and stuck it on the cross as a symbol of God's healing love. 

The children also wrote prayers on lilies and coloured in stained glass windows.

When everyone had finished we went back into church for a reflection. We sang 'Still' and then put the lilies in the water and watched as they opened up. 

A big thank you to all the parents who helped with refreshments and setting up and clearing up the Parish room. The cross and chalice biscuits, each individually iced with a child's name, and the big cake that was in the shape of a cross were especially yummy and greatly appreciated by all. There were so many lovely touches that, hopefully, made it a day that the children will always remember.

 
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Year 4 trip to a synagogue

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As part of our religious topic of Judaism, Year 4 visited Birmingham Central Synagogue where we got to see Jewish religious artefacts and ask lots of questions. We didn't realise how big the Torah could be! 
In Reception we have been learning about how the season of Easter is celebrated in Poland.

Lenten Reconciliation Prayer Service

Father Alex came into school today to lead us in our Lenten Reconciliation Prayer Service. The children sang beautifully while Father Alex and Mrs McNally distributed the Ashes. Thank you also to Mrs Chamberlain and Raffy Mellon for the accompanying music.

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St. Gregory's School Carol Service

18 December 2014

Seven Lessons and Carols was the theme for the carol service at church this afternoon. The readings were beautifully spoken by Year 6, interspersed with traditional and contemporary carols, led by some amazing solo singing. The congregation burst into spontaneous applause at the end of the service, showing their appreciation for all the hard work that the children and teachers had made, to bring such a wonderful and moving end to our Autumn term.

 

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A wonderful display of Poppy artwork created by Year 3.

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Remembrance Service

7th November 2014

Father Alex came into school today to conduct a whole school Remembrance Service to commemorate 100 years since the start of Word War One. Father Alex was very impressed with how much respect and reverence all the children showed throughout the very moving service. All the children had made their own poppies during the week and as you can see from the photographs they made a beautiful display around the altar.

The Feast of St. Gregory

Father Alex held a Whole School Mass at school on the 3rd September, a special day for our school as it was The Feast of St. Gregory. Father Alex was very impressed with the children's knowledge when he asked them if they knew anything about the saint! It was a joyful Mass, a lovely way to start our new school year.

As a treat Mrs McNally handed out bags of Haribo for all the children at the end of the day, this was also a joyful event for all the children!!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Last Sunday, our Yr. 3 children celebrated their First Holy

Communion. It was an especially reverent day and they were

well-prepared and very conscious of the blessing they were

receiving. I would like to thank Rachel Burn and Virginia

Warrender for their hard work and dedication with the children,

in preparing them for this holy sacrament and for arranging the

First Holy Communion Breakfast on Wednesday, 25th June.

 

Again, congratulations to all the children who took part:

S. Bottone, E. Chute, L. Conlon, J. Cowdry, H. Dalleau-White, H.

Davis, A. Dudfield, W. English, D. A. Fuentebaja, J. Groves, O.

Hawkins, V. Jones, K. Kaczmarczyk, N. Kenyon, F. Lewis, W. Lowis,

J. Lynch, O. Mansell, E. Markham, E. Martin, G. McKeever, S.

Mellon, J. Momcilovic, S. O’Leary, K. Rogers, C. Silvester,

L. Vann-Nicholls, D. Wainwright-Young and E. Webb.

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It was Mass at church for Year 3 today, 25th June 2014. The children arrived at school in their First Holy Communion outfits. The girls all looking wonderful and the boys looking very smart indeed.

Year 3 Mass at Church

Year 3 Painted pictures of The Sermon on the Mount and illustrated The Lord's Prayer

What a wonderful day to honour Our Lady, as Father Alex said, "Under an azure sky." The whole school processed from the playground into the hall for Mass, laying their flowers at the feet of Our Lady as they passed by.  Meggi from Year 6 placed the beautiful crown of flowers on the statue of Mary. It was a very moving Mass, the children filled the hall with their lovely singing.

Following their lovely Reconciliation service in church Year 3 wrote about their experience, some are now on display in the prayer corner, along with all the children's beautiful crosses that they hand painted. A beautiful display. Thank you Year 3.
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