St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Mobberley Road, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5RN, Tel: 01782 235393

"Learning and Growing Together in Faith and Friendship"

Prayer Life

Prayer Life

To help our children to develop their understanding of Catholic prayer, we are now saying a 'Prayer of the Month' daily in class. The prayers for Key Stage 1 this term are:

January: Glory Be

February: Act of Faith, Hope and Love

March: Act of Contrition

April: Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

In Key Stage 2, we are continuing to develop our understanding of traditional Catholic prayer, and will be learning the following prayers and their traditions each month:

January: Diocesan Prayer for Vocations

February: Nunc Dimittis

March: Act of Contrition

April: Prayer to the Guardian Angel

Prayer is central to the life of our school and there are many opportunities for children to pray together frequently throughout the school day. There are 4 set prayer times in which all classes pray together: during morning gathering, grace before and after lunch and at home-time. In addition to this, children pray during RE lessons and collective worship using a variety of prayer approaches, such as open prayer, choral prayer, guided meditation, etc to further develop their personal relationship with God. 

Throughout the months of October and May, a Rosary prayer group takes places every lunchtime for Key Stage 2. This is led by our Catholic Life Leaders: Thomas, Christopher, Summer, Callum and Lailie-Grace. 

During Lent and Advent, liturgies take place during the school day. These liturgies are written and led by pupils with support from school staff.

Children are also encouraged to pray in the school prayer garden, which is centrally positioned for easy access to all members of the school community.