St. Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Burnley

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24th October 16

Welcome to St Mary's R.C. Primary School

Year 6 Parents : Please note the closing date for secondary school applications is 31/10/2016. Blessed Trinity's supplementary blue form must be handed before this date. Thank you.                     Poppy Appeal : Poppies are on sale in school. Suggested donation of 20p. Also other items are on sale – wrist bands and reflectors 50p; rulers and friendship bracelets £1.                      Parents' Evening : Monday 21st November 2pm-7pm and Tuesday 22nd November 2pm-5pm. Appointment letters will be sent home soon.                      


We have had a wonderful response to our Harvest Collection this week. We started the week off with a Harvest Assembly and ended the week with a celebration Mass. Father Peter came into school to say Mass for us and it was lovely to be joined by some parents.  Thank you to everyone who sent in donations of food. They will be given to local people who are in need. 

Rosary Club

During the month of October the Chaplaincy Team, with the help of Prayer Teddy, have been leading the rosary at lunchtimes. On good days we have been able to say our prayers by our grotto.

CAFOD’S  Brighten Up This Harvest.


Thank you to everyone who took part in our non-uniform day last Friday.

We raised £193 for the Cafod project to feed the hungry.

Mass To Celebrate The Beginning of Our New School Year.


Today we went to Saint Mary's Church where Father Peter celebrated a special Mass for the beginning of our new school year. Members of our families and some of Saint Mary's parishioners joined us to pray for a fantastic school year.  We welcomed our new members of staff, Year 6 received their gold ties and new members of the Chaplaincy Team were appointed. It was a very special and very happy occasion.

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Our  School Prayer

Speak with kindness every day.

Take care of others in a gentle way.

Make friends, forgive and show you care.

Always love and help and share.

Reach out to others when we can.

Yes, we are special in God’s plan

Say, “Thank you, Lord,” in a joyful way.

For now, tomorrow and every day.


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O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today.

Queen of the angels and Queen of the May.


This week we had a special Mass to honour Our Lady. Father Laurence celebrated with us and some of our parents and parishioners were able to join us. Pupils brought in  lots of beautiful flowers and we crowned Our Lady as a sign of our love and respect. Alex and Peter, who were celebrating their birthdays on this day, placed the crown on Our Lady.

The flowers were then taken ,with our love and prayers,  to people in our local community, to  local care homes for the elderly, the hospice and people we know who are sick. We are very grateful for the kindness of everyone who bought flowers for us.

To honour Our lady, in this special month of May, the chaplaincy team have been leading the rosary at lunchtimes.



This week our Year 5 Chaplaincy Team joined other Chaplaincy and GIFT (Growing in faith together) Teams for a day of celebration at Blessed Trinity. Our theme was 'Called to be Missionary Disciples'.  It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with other teams and share all the good work we are doing in our schools. We had morning prayer together, played some ice breaker games, presented our chaplaincy work to each other and worked in mixed groups to share ideas about how we can be missionary disciples in this special Year of Mercy. We enjoyed lunch together and prepared for our Mass.  We were very lucky to have Bishop John celebrate Mass for us. He commissioned Chaplaincy and GIFT Team members.  We presented him with special keys with the chaplains' names on. We used this symbol because Pope Francis has opened the Holy Door in Rome.  We all took part in the Mass and every school was presented with a special candle blessed by the Bishop.  We will light this candle in all our assemblies.  We had an amazing day and came back to school with new ideas.