St. Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School, Burnley

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26th September 16

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

Year 6 Parents : Mr Varey and Mrs Bleazard from Blessed Trinity will be in school tonight at 6pm in the infant hall. All parents and children welcome.                     

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.