Sacraments of Initiation 2019

Mission Statement

Children’s Mission Statement

Worship, Witness, Welfare, Welcome, Word – All classes in Key Stage 2 took part in the Caritas Assembly.  Each class explained what they had learned and chose pieces of work to display to the other classes.


Worship, Witness, Welfare, Welcome, Word – During the build up to Easter, the GIFT Team ran a Lenten prayer group. We discussed that Lent is a special time when we think about our own actions and sacrifices as well as what we can do for others. As part of this, we made Easter prayer cards and spent time decorating them. Children from right across the school attended every day and these were given out to our local parishioners at mass. We thoroughly enjoyed making them and they were a tremendous success – a huge thank you to all children who contributed to this.

Witness, Welfare – Class 13 completed a Sponsored Run in aid of St. Joseph’s Penny

Welfare – Over the last few weeks, the Caritas Ambassador Team and Mrs Bentley have been collection Créme Eggs to support Francis House with their Easter Chick appeal.  Every year, thousands of little woolly chicks flock to Francis House, knitted by crafty supporters from across the world.  The chicks are then filled with a donated chocolate egg each and sold in schools, stores and businesses all over Greater Manchester to raise funds for the hospice.  The Caritas Ambassadors led a campaign and spurred classes on to donate eggs; we are delighted to announce that we managed to collect over 3000 eggs!  We would like to thank all children and parents for their generous donations and support with this campaign.

Welcome, Witness, Welfare, Word, Worship – In January 2019 all the year 6 pupils visited The Marist Centre for a day of reflection and to prepare them for moving on to their High Schools.  Pupils took part in small group work, sharing their own experiences of primary school and what they are looking forward to when they move on.

Welcome, Witness, Welfare, Word, Worship -This year, we have launched our very own Caritas Ambassadors Team. The role of a Caritas Ambassador is to promote and develop social action projects within our school, parish and local community; by demonstrating ‘faith in Action’ they will raise awareness of Caritas Diocese of Salford. The team went along to Salford Cathedral with Mrs Bentley where they took part in a training day and commissioning to introduce them to their new role. Keep your eyes peeled for updates of what they have been up to.

Witness – Class 2 celebrated Diwali by making Diwali lamps