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First Holy Communion Preparation 2021


Dear Parents/Guardians,


I am happy to confirm that school will be running First Holy Communion preparation classes on behalf of the parishes of St Joseph’s and Our Lady Margam. Monsignor Joseph and Father Andrzej will announce the start of the programme through in Mass this weekend. We are all very hopeful that our year 2 children will make their First Holy Communion in July 2021.


In light of COVID-19 Operational Guidance, we will be keeping the Year 2 children in their bubble for lessons in school that will start next Wednesday 28th April 2021. Classes will run on a Wednesday (initially 2:45-3:30). Mrs Hines, Mrs James will be supported by Miss Wellington, Mrs O’Callaghan and I. School will buy the preparation workbook ‘Called to his Supper’ once we have had your responses.


Should you wish your child to take part in the First Holy Communion Programme then please complete the consent form below. If your child has not been Baptised and you would like your child to be part of this preparation programme, may I suggest that you ring Monsignor Joseph for St Joseph’s Parish (including Cwmafan) or Father Andrzej for Margam Parish to discuss the next step.


I am delighted that there is a real possibility of our children receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion this year!!!


Ms. J. Beaumont



Brighten Up CAFOD Harvest



During October we celebrate the Harvest, usually with a special Harvest Mass. This year we celebrated with a difference.

Children dressed in bright colours, Ms Beaumont led collective worship assemblies in class bubbles during which we talked about One World – One Family and how we can make a difference.

We also discussed Fairtrade and fair treatment for farmers who produce our food.

Family Challenge: children have been asked to look out for FAIRTRADE products when shopping. Please help us to support FAIRTRADE.

A million children in praying the Rosary

In every class we will be thinking about praying for peace and the end of COVID-19. Please fill in your special intentions on the template that will come home on Friday.

Last Sunday Pope Francis invited children to participate together in a very special initiative. A Catholic charity hopes to bring together a million children worldwide to pray the rosary this Sunday.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is seeking to unite the children  in praying for peace and the end of the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than a million people around the world.

Please could you take some time with your child the prayers that make up the Rosary. It has been a long Summer so maybe start with the first part of the Hail Mary.

Hail Mary Poster & Worksheets | Teachers Pay Teachers

Once you have got to grips with the Hail Mary, be resilient and move on to The Our Father.

A Children's Rosary Cover and Instructions

Thank you Canon Paul

A huge thank you to our Religious Education Link  Governor, Canon Paul who has played a vital part in working with the children and staff of Saint Joseph’s Infant School. He has been a fantastic support and a visible presence in our lives. We wish him much love and all our prayers as he takes up a new appointment as Parish Priest of St David’s Swansea. Thank you Canon Paul. We will miss you!

Mission Together!
We are praying for children all over the world!


Collective Worship Summer Term

Satff join Canon Paul and the children of Our Lady of Margam gather to celebrate Family Mass

Monthly Family Mass celebration in St Joseph’s Parish. Thank you Monsignor Joseph!

Missio Ambassadors lead Collective Worship

Sharing Pope Francis message to Look after our ONE World.



CAFOD Family Fast celebrations- Brighten Up the World


Autumn Term Collective Worship

In November we remember those who have died.

We especially remember those who have died during the wars. We also pray for our family and friends who have died.

Come along and help us to remember.

Remembering the Pope’s message for children to pray for children, we created our own prayers for refugees.

On Sunday in St Joseph’s Parish we will call out the list of those who died during the First World War, the Second World War, The Falklands and other conflicts.



Remembrance Sunday

We have REFlECTED in those who have died within our family, friends and community.

We joined with the whole community of Neath Port Talbot and joined in with others

schools to remember and pray for our loved ones who have died.

Missio Ambassador Collective Worship

During the month of November Missio have met with Canon Paul RE Link Governor and Mrs Brigid O’Callaghan.

They have collected photos of our loved ones who have died and placed them on our tree of remembrance. A special Collective Worship service was planned and delivered to the whole school. Missio would like to share this with our school community in the Spring term.

Advent Collective Worship

During December we meet with our parishes and prepare for the birth of Jesus.

In school we have celebrated Advent through special Collective Worships led by Canon Paul, children and staff.

In our monthly Family Mass at Saint Joseph’s Parish we have presented our own prayers for Christmas during the Offertory. We have been thinking hard about how we can get our hearts ready to show love and be hospitable to others. We have also reflected on how we can be ATTENTIVE and listen to God’s word and DISCERN- make right choices.

Parents at home please take time to think about Catholic Virtues: