“Cor ad Cor loquitur” – “Heart speaks unto Heart”
School masses are held at St. Mary’s Church, Holly Place. All parents are invited to attend and join the school in prayer on these important days in the school year. Parents who do not wish their son to attend Mass need to notify the school by completing the relevant form attached to the September Newsletter or obtained from the school office.
The Diocese prefers boys to make their First Holy Communion in their own parish as part of their local community. However, with the blessing of our local parish priest, the school is happy to prepare Catholic children, in Year 3 or above, for this important landmark in the development of their faith. Preparation lessons take place weekly, after school from 15:30 until 16:15 in the Junior House. Classes start in September and continue throughout the year until the time of the First Communion Mass in the Summer Term.
School assemblies, usually with prayers and hymns, are a regular feature of school life. These are mostly, but not exclusively, Christian or Judaeo-Christian, in nature. Prayers are also said as part of the daily routine of each class, usually at the end of the day.
St. Paul reminds us that the body is made up of many parts and that each part is equally important. “If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness” (1 Corinthians 12). Our Catholic school, too, has many parts, including those from other faiths. All members of our school community are equally important to us and all have an equal part to play in ensuring that we achieve the aims of our school.