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“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”

John 10:10

Catholic Life of the School

The Story of our Patron Saint - Saint Oswald

 

Oswald, son of the Northumbrian King Ethelfrith, fled to Scotland in 616 when Edwin seized his father's kingdom. He became a Christian on the island of Iona.

When Edwin died in 633, Oswald and his family returned to Northumbria. Osric and Eanfrid, his brothers, were soon killed by the tyrant King Cadwalla who ruled Northumbria. Determined to regain his kingdom and rid it of the tyrant, Oswald assembled an army at Hevenfelt (Heavenfield), near Hexham, where he erected a wooden cross, gathered his army around it, and prayed for victory. Despite being heavily outnumbered Oswald won the day and regained his kingdom.

 

 

His next task was to convert his subjects to Christianity. To do this he sent for a Bishop from Iona, who turned out to be very severe and had no success. He was replaced by Bishop Aidan and, although Oswald had to translate his sermons, he had great success and was given the island of Lindisfarne and an episcopal seat near Bamburgh.

Unfortunately, Oswald did not reign for long. After only eight years, he was killed in battle at Maserfield by the pagan King Penda of Mercia; he was only 38 years old. Soon after his death, Oswald was made a saint and his fame spread throughout Europe.

Sixty-two churches are dedicated to him in England and some in Europe.

On Monday Year 3 led the Whole School Worship with a focus on  Matthew's (4:1-11) Gospel.  In 'Going Forth' the children were asked to write a Lenten Promise on a cross, helping them to reflect on the importance of Lent and how they can do something extra to help others.  

Year 3 Whole School Liturgy

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Key Stage 1 Liturgy

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Using our Prayer Garden

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Year 2 All Souls Class Liturgy

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Year 3 Class Liturgy

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Our School Focal Points

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Year 2 - Understanding the sequence of Mass.

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  • St Oswald's RC
  • Voluntary Aided Primary School.
  • Nash Avenue, Whiteleas,
  • South Shields,
  • Tyne and Wear,
  • NE34 8NS.
  • 01915367922
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