Dear Children and Families,
At. St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that God is with us always. We are going through an unprecedented period of uncertainty. However, when we are all at school, we spend lots of time together in our classes and as a whole school praying, taking part in liturgies and spending time with God in different ways. The following resources might be helpful if you would like to spend some time with God while we’re all at home, either on your own or with your families.
There are links to children’s liturgy activities so that you can still listen to and reflect on the Gospel each week, like we do together as a school on a Monday morning, or there are ideas for other liturgies you could create for your family. There are craft activities you could do linked to Easter, or other ways to help you be close to God. Spending time with God can give us strength, comfort and peace at difficult times and remind us just how special we are and how much He loves us all.
These are not homework; they are just some ideas for you to use if you’d like to. Additionally, if you would like to listen to the school mission statement song, please see below.
Please be assured that all of us at St Mary’s are praying for you and your families,
May - the month of Mary
As Catholics we honour Mary and pray to her throughout the year, but during the month of May Mary is especially honoured. May is the month of Mary. If we were at school we would be celebrating with our May procession and the RE Council would be running the Rosary Prayer group at lunchtime each week, giving children the opportunity to pray a decade of the Rosary together and also to do some linked activities, such as making their own bead rosary or prayer book linked to one of the mysteries.
Below you will find some resources linked to the month of Mary that you may find useful.
Each week, some of our parish children’s liturgy catechists are providing some short videos and activity suggestions each week for you to use as you wish as a family.
The resources for this week are below, as well as the videos from our catechist.
You can get further resources and information from our Bognor Catholic Parish website.
You can also join CAFOD’s live Children’s liturgy each Sunday at 10am. This requires signing up to join via the link from the CAFOD Children’s liturgy page.
Alternately you can scroll down and use the resources to share you own children’s liturgy together as a family. They are also attached below.
Sunday 25th May – I Pray That You Would Be One
Mr Edgington – Jesus the Way to the Father – May 2020
Mr Edgington – The Good Shepherd – May 2020
Mr Edgington – The Road to Emmaus – April 2020
Other CAFOD Resources
Resources from the Catholic Education Service
The Bible for Children
This is a great set of resources which explore different stories in the Bible. You and your child can listen, read or watch a whole range of different Bible stories.
The Animated Bible
Click here to follow a link to a YouTube playlist which gives some fantastic animations of the stories and lessons from books of the Bible