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Month: March 2019

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Year 2 have been working on prayers of Thanksgiving. Using a Eucharistic Prayer for inspiration they created their own prayers of Thanks giving.



Cian’s Prayer of Thanks

God our Father,

I praise you for my friends and family for their love and friendship.

I praise you for school and parish and for the help and light that shine upon us.

We know that you are good and hold us in the palm of your hands.

What is our Easter Service all about?






Following Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday we move into the 40 days of Lent. The season of Lent reminds us of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and prayer in the wilderness, where he grew stronger through resisting various temptations.

The more we become familiar with the Word of God, the more we can become strengthened.

Lent is a ‘powerful’ season, a turning point that can foster change in each of us.

Let us deny ourselves something every day to help others.’

Pope Francis




To help children understand the Easter story, every year we present our version of Jesus’ last days, his death and resurrection. Last year we performed this outside in the open air. Please join us this year, as Year 2, helped by Reception and Year 1, present St Joseph’s Easter Service on the last Tuesday of term at 1:30 PM in St Joseph’s Church.




What’s New? Parents and Friends Meeting

Thanks to those parents and friends who were able to join me to plan events for the next two terms. If you were unable to make today please get involved with events we have planned. We will next meet on Monday 1st April.

Lots of ideas were discussed and we have penciled in the following:

Thursday 4th April

Family Quiz evening at an earlier start (6:00pm) Margam Parish Hall.

Please bring a plate of food to share. We will need help with refreshments on this evening.


Friday 12 th April 2019

Easter Egg hunt- if your child has an allergy please remind staff.

Easter Bonnet parade 1:30 PM


Family Walk and Sandcastle building Sunday May 19th at 12:00 -Noon (after Mass)

19th May 2019  Beach – weather permitting. Refreshments for children has been a great success in the past.


7th June 2019

Jazz Up my scooter/ bike – raising money for CAFOD. Bring your decorated scooter or bike to school. A parade will take place PM.


28th June School Fete


Tues 2nd July:

Sports Day


Next Meeting: Monday 1st April 2019. Maybe Missio Ambassadors could come and share their idea for a Beach Clean at this meeting.

To ensure smooth running of this group, it would be helpful to appoint a Secretary and Chair. Those who attended today are forming a Whats App group to keep in touch. Please consider whether you would be willing to help.

Many thanks again,


Ms Beaumont


Spring Come and See Newsletter for Parents

Religious Education

Spring Term 2019

Come and See at home


Dear Parent(s)/Carer(s),


This term we will be studying the three themes of Local Church (Community), Eucharist (Relating) and Lent/Easter (Giving). Each class will approach the themes through different topics.


Local church – Community

(Jan/Feb 2019) 


Early Years          Celebrating – People celebrate in Church

Year 1                   Special people – People in the parish family

Year 2                   Books – The books used in Church



Eucharist – Relating

(Feb/Mar 2019) 


Early Years          Gathering – Parish family gathers to celebrate the Eucharist

Year 1                     Meals – Mass, Jesus’ special meal

Year 2                    Thanksgiving – Mass, a special time to thank God


Lent/Easter – Giving

(Mar/Apr 2019) 


Early Year            Growing  – Looking forward to Easter

Year 1                     Change – Lent: a time for change

Year 2                     Opportunities  – Lent: an opportunity to start anew



Try something at home…  Suggestions for home activities


Explore the Diocesan website, looking at the number of churches, and finding out about our bishop, Bishop Tom.

Read Bible stories together or encourage older children to read a child’s Bible.


Suggestions for home activities:

Look through the family photograph album to help the children remember important events and special people in their lives.

Discuss how we come together for special celebrations.


Suggestions for home activities 

 As a family talk about how you are going to practice self-control and self-giving for the rest of the season of Lent. You may decide to give up biscuits or cakes and donate the money to a charity.

If you have an older child provide him/her with an opportunity to take part in The Stations of the Cross.   Ask your child/ren how the school is focusing on Lent and self-giving.



 Mary, the Holy Mother of God

1 January

The Epiphany of the lord

6 January

The Baptism of the lord

13 January

The Presentation of the Lord

2 February

Ash Wednesday

6 March

St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

19 March

The annunciation of the Lord

25 March

PALM SUNDAY of the Passion of the Lord

14 April

Maundy Thursday

18 April

Good Friday

19 April

Easter Sunday

21 April


Doing Something Different for Lent

Pope Francis’ message this Lent:

Nobody, no situation and no place

is beyond God’s care 


Dear Mums and Dads, Aunties, Uncles, Staff, brothers and sisters,

Missio have met today and decided that during Lent we would like to do something different! Missio have suggested that together as a Catholic community we might:

  1. Give up or limit time on phones, i-pads, Play Stations?
  2. Find 5 minutes extra a day to pray to Jesus?
  3. Save pocket money and give to those in need?


Together we have decided to rise to the challenge of walking 10,000 steps a day during Lent. We would like everyone to join us ‘Doing something different’, getting fit and raising money for Missions in Peru (Father Giovanni) and Mission Together.


We thought it would be fun to do this together and are hoping that our whole community will join us in this adventure.

Please fill in the promise below asap and send donations in by Monday 8th April.                                                 

 Thanks, Missio