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Year 2 Family Liturgical Prayer


“Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, twin brothers who embraced Christianity and practised medicine and surgery without charging their patients a fee. At that time most doctors charged money for medical services. Their kindness and selflessness brought many followers to the Christian faith. “


“They were arrested because of their faith in God. St Cosmas and Saint Damian were told they could go free if they turned away from God. However, they stayed true to their beliefs and faced the same fate as Jesus. They are called Martyrs by the Catholic church.”




Year 3 planned and delivered their own liturgical prayer. We talked about how Jesus will always be there to help us and some children shared their own prayers thanking Jesus. We invited our families in to take part in our liturgical prayer.

Year 4

Our parents and carers were welcomed into year 4 to join us during our class liturgical prayer based on Memories. We planned the prayer together as a class and created our own liturgical dance to our hymn at the end. We added our own prayers and discussed what we could have on our focal point that was linked to the Word. It was a very respectful and peaceful time of prayer and we are extremely grateful for all of those that shared this special time with us.

Y5 led a beautiful liturgical prayer for their families. We gathered around the focal point and listened to quiet music. We did various breathing exercises to help us focus and find peace. Next, we shared the word. We listened to our gospel reading which explained The Greatest Commandment. We then responded to the gospel by singing 'Love the Lord your God' and sharing our own prayers. We ended our liturgical prayer by giving a bookmark to each other and by singing an appropriate hymn - All that I am.

Key Stage 1 led a beautiful liturgical prayer for their families based on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. We listened to a reading from the Acts of the Apostles, shared our own ideas of how we can be missionaries and finished our liturgical prayer with the hymn, 'God's Love Is...' We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our families who came to support us and join us in our time of prayer.

Our Reception class liturgical prayer was about the importance of friendships.  The children spent a long time thinking about what makes a good friend and what can cause problems with friendships.  Jesus taught us to love one another through his friendships with his disciples.  

Thank you to our parents and carers who came to pray with us.



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

John 10:10

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