Catholic Life of Our School
Saint Mary’s is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Primary School. The practice of the Catholic Faith is fundamental to the life of the school and permeates all that we do.
The Parish Priest, Fr David Featherstone, visits our school regularly and celebrates Mass and Liturgies on a number of occasions throughout the year. We work very closely with the parish of the Good Samaritan, parents and catechists in preparing the children for the First Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
Whole school worship is held on Monday afternoon
The School Chaplaincy team, currently known as The Young Citizens, leads class and whole school worship. Masses and other Acts of worship are celebrated to provide different opportunities for the children to deepen their spirituality. Parents and parishioners are always welcome to join us in our celebrations.
We aim to not only provide religious knowledge for the children but also the opportunity to experience and grow in our active Christian community, where the Catholic Faith is witnessed in the life of the school and where we follow the example of Jesus closely.
While there is a legal right for parents to request that their children are withdrawn from Religious Education or collective worship, the Governors expect all parents to understand, before applying for a place, that worship and the teaching of Religious Education are essential and integral parts of the life of our school. No alternative provision is made at this time. However, the Governors recognise their responsibilities in law and parents with a concern may discuss matters with them.
The Parish of the Good Samaritan, Burnley
To view the Good Samaritan website please click here
Parish Contact Information
Parish Priest: Fr David Featherstone
St Mary's Presbytery, 3 Todmorden Road, Burnley Tel: 01282 422007
St John the Baptist, Ivy Street, Burnley Tel: 01282 423824
Christ the King, 9 Healey Court, Burnley Tel: 01282 423270
Due to COVID-19 Mass times have changed - please click here to find information on attending Mass
To find the latest Parish Newsletter please click here
Live streaming of Masses from various parishes within the Diocese
Ten Ten Parents' Newsletter Autumn 2023
Wednesday Word - Parents' Area
Wednesday Word -Children's Area