St John's

Catholic Primary School

At St John's we grow and learn in the footsteps of Jesus.

Whole School Mass

Whole School Mass


On Tuesday morning the whole school celebrated their first mass of the New Year together at St. Johns Church.

The 1st reading was read by Daniel, the psalm was sung beautifully by

Tatiana and the bidding prayers were led by Lexi and Iga, all year 6 children. The choir, as always were on top form and lead the congregation by singing some specially chosen hymns.

It was a wonderful way to join together at the start of a New Year with all the children, teaching staff and the regular parishioners at church.

Canon Tom’s homily invited the children to, if they wished share their new year’s resolutions with everyone. Some lovely responses of ‘to try harder at school’, to ‘make new friends’. The homily was linked to the fresh start that the New Year can bring to our lives, not necessarily making a resolution but for all of us to observe our lives regularly, and to seek God's help to become better individuals every day.