St Joseph's Catholic Junior School

We Follow Christ's Footsteps in Love

Chatsworth Ave, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 6BE
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Whole School Assemblies & Collective Worship

Prayers for Home: The Joyful Mysteries Please click the link to sharE these prayers at home: 

Saint Francis Class Assembly - Thursday 24th November 2022

Thank you to Saint Francis for leading Collective Worship with  a focus on our current RE topic 'Advent to Christmas'.  The children shared with us the importance of the advent season as well as the signs and symbols that can be seen and enjoyed though this season. The children also thought about the Gospel writer with this Advent starting back in Year A and a focus upon Matthew. They shared their thoughts and opinions on why he had started with the family tree of Jesus, the titles he had selected for Jesus and the stories Matthew had included.  The video the children created and shared with you in their assembly, can be accessed below as well other as photographs.  Comments from the parents/carers who attended are shown below. 

"What a fantastic assembly! It really helped me think about preparing my heart for Advent! The children spoke so well and the interviews and singing were great. Thank you."

"Beautiful message for Advent. Good effort Mr Faley, well done. Thank you very much. "

"Thank you for reminding us about the significance of Advent. You’ve done amazing."

"Well done to all the children. You done such a great job and showcased an amazing performance for your assembly. I look forward to watching your next one. Well done to the teachers too!"

"Wonderful story of Advent, beautifully told by the children. Well done to all."

"Wonderful assembly all the children performed very good. Thank you all."

Saint Jude Class Assembly - Thursday 20th October 2022

Thank you to Saint Jude for leading Collective Worship with  a focus on our current RE topic 'In the beginning'.  The children focused on the message from Pope Francis in the open letter he wrote the the world 'Our Common Home' entitled Laudati Si. The children led us through the impact the Pope has seen us do to our world. The children gave us solutions in how we can ensure we look after our common home better. As the children said this morning, unless we look after our common home better it is the less fortunate people around the the world that will suffer from our greed.  The video the children created and shared with you in their assembly, can be accessed below as well other as photographs.  Comments from the parents/carers who attended are shown below. 

"It was nice and lovely to see all the children together and participating in the assembly and message to save God’s Creation, save the world. Excellent assembly. Thank you."

"Beautiful message by the children to take care of our common home. How to use, reuse and not waste."

"The assembly was very beautiful. The message was very good. Miss Castro is wonderful. She is lovely, well organised and a good message through the assembly. All were great. Thanks to the teacher. Good job teacher"

"Wonderful assembly, all the children performed very well. Good work. Loved it. Thank you."

"It was very good assembly. You all did so amazing. I am really happy to be a part of your assembly. Thank you."

"It was lovely to be part of St Jude’s assembly all about common creation. The children sang beautifully. Well done."

 

Saint Catherine Class Assembly - Thursday 6th October 2022

Thank you to Saint Catherine for leading Collective Worship with a focus on our current RE topic 'In the beginning'.  The children shared with us the most famous story of a beginning - the creation story.  The children retold the story and also discussed with us how we should ensure we look after God's creations and what we can do. The children also shared with us some of their RE work focusing upon what being created in God's image and likeness means to them as well as their experiences of their first half term in the Junior School. This video can be viewed below as well as some comments from the parents/carers who attended as well as photographs of the assembly. 

"The assembly was very religious, thank you teachers and all students for such a special assembly"

"All the children were wonderful and the assembly was well performed"

"All the children were wonderful; thank you all"

"Thank you and well done to all teachers and pupil's in Saint Catherine"

 "Thanks to Miss Dunne and everyone, everything was amazing especially the confidence they all have."

Join the Saint Joseph's Infant and Junior Prayer leaders in praying the Stations of the Cross, introduced by our Head Girl and Boy. (Video below)

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Class Assembly - Tuesday 24th May 2022

Thank you to Saint Maximilian Kolbe for leading Collective Worship with a focus on The Queen's Platinum Jubilee linked with the main themes of our current RE topic.  The children shared with us the many achievements of our Queen as well as singing her favourite religious hymns and the national anthem. We learnt how The Queen's faith is very special to her and how it supports and guides her in her role.  Below are some comments from the parents/carers who attended as well as photographs of the assembly. 

The Stations of the Cross March 2022

Year Five Easter Liturgy - Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Thank you to the whole of Year Five, for a very special and reverent Easter message. This year the children followed the stations of the cross. After portraying and explaining each station, they then linked this to their life experiences both in and out of school and how we can we can support others in a similar situation.  It gave us all something to think and pray about and especially how we should be looking to support others around us.  Photographs and a video of the liturgy are below as well as some comments from parents/carers who attended.

"It was a very beautiful performance by the children. It gave us a chance to reflect on lent time by showing how we can change ourselves for the better. It would not be possible without the support of teachers and staff, so great work. All the best. Thank you and God Bless."

"It was so great that it made me cry. Great job team!"

"Absolutely amazing!! Fantastic re-tell of the Easter Story. The children were outstanding! The singing was so moving. Well done Year 5, you should be so proud of yourselves!!"

"Very well done to the children, teachers and Head Teacher. I really enjoyed it. Very moving. Keep up the excellent work you do. Thanks"

"So, so impressed with how amazing and perfect the whole performance was! Amazing! Congratulations to all the years 5’s on such a WOW, WOW show! Well done."

Saint Jude Class Assembly - Tuesday 15th March 2022

Thank you to Saint Jude for leading Collective Worship our current RE topic 'Lent to Easter'.  The children shared with us the importance of this special time as we prepare for Easter and the Lenten promises they have made. The children taught us the importance of challenging ourselves in Lent and the three focuses of fast, pray and giving alms. The children also reminded us of the origins of alms giving which comes from the Old Testament as this person was considered a moral person.  Below are some comments from the parents/carers who attended. 

"Amazing singing. Learnt a lot from the children. They all did so well!" 

"The assembly was very, very nice and enjoyable. I really appreciate the teachers for teaching the children about the Lord Jesus Christ. May God Bless all of them during this lent season."

"Amazing effort from the school. It was lovely to see all of them perform. God Bless all!"

"Fabulous assembly! Al the children spoke clearly and sang beautifully!!"

"An amazing assembly! Children worked hard and delivered a lovely assembly for us. Well done all, we are so proud of you!" 

Ash Wednesday service - Wednesday 2nd March 2022

 

Father Tebin came to school to led our special Ash Wednesday service in school.  All the children received ashes. The prayer leaders, head boy, head girl and other Year Six pupils supported this special service. 

During this Lenten season we pray:

Father, Let us open our hearts to your love. 

We are sorry for our selfishness.

Help us to think less about ourselves,

and more about others today and everyday.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen

Saint Catherine Class Assembly -Thursday 10th February 2022

Thank you to St Catherine for a very special assembly focusing upon 'Being a Sacramental People'.  The children shared with us where they see God in the world around us and the importance of forgiveness. The children taught us this special message through the Bible story of The Prodigal Son.  Below are some comments from the parents/carers. 

"Well done everyone, you all did well!" 

"Such a wonderful assembly the children did excellent. The message of forgiveness was so clearly demonstrated. The songs touched my heart. Once again thank you to all the staff for the work you do for our children."

"Very well executed with a great message. Well done everyone and a huge thanks to the teachers."

"It was a lovely assembly. Really enjoyed it. Forgiveness is the key. God Bless all the children."

Dressing of the Christmas tree - Wednesday 1st December 2021

Today, the Junior children dressed the Christmas tree with all the beautiful hand-crafted decorations the children had made. It was such a magical time with the children singing Christmas carols around the tree before carefully hanging their decorations.  Then (with a little Christmas magic and some wishes) the tree was lit!  The images from the afternoon are shown below. 

Lord Jesus, 

Encircle this tree with your blessing.

May its twinkling lights remind us of the hope and promise of your coming.

May we find joy in the memories we share in its tinsel and trimmings.

May the presents we place beneath it give rise to an appreciation for the gift of your presence among us.

We ask this in your Holy name.

Amen

Saint Francis Class Assembly - Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Thank you to St Francis for a very special class assembly as we move ever closer to Advent.  We learnt about what Advent means to us and the special signs and symbols of the season. The children reflected on the true meaning of Christmas and how they can prepare and help others. Below are some comments from the parents/carers. 

"The small event had a BIG message…. God Bless all!"

"Well done to all of St Francis, you all done so well and you should be  very proud of yourselves."

"A beautifully illustrated assembly, both informative and entertaining. Well done to all!"

"Absolutely loved the assembly. Mr. Faley did an amazing job. Kids were fantastic. When they sang I had tears in my eyes. Thank you!"

Saint Mary Class Assembly - Tuesday 19th October 2021

 

Thank you to Saint Mary for a beautiful assembly to start off this new school year. It was wonderful to invite parents back in to share this special moment with us. We leant about the sources of Revelation and the presence of the Lord in our everyday life.  The children also shared their Moses pictures in a video which can be watched below as well as some comments from the parents/carers. 

"It was a great face to face experience. Assembly was amazing, children performed really well. Thank you to all the staff."

"Well done St Mary’s on the wonderful assembly. So proud of you!"

"Lovely assembly, nice to see happy kids again. Well done St Mary!"

"Thank you is a very small word to say, but I greatly and heartily say a big thanks to the teachers for giving us this opportunity to observe the assembly. It was a great experience and an amazing moment that made me really emotional. Thank you so much teachers and children for you efforts. All the best for the future and God Bless you. Many thanks."

 

Virtual mass in the classrooms

Our wonderful prayer leaders set up the prayer table ready to share virtual mass with their class.

Ash Wednesday service

Father Tebin came to school to led our special Ash Wednesday service in school.  All the children received ashes. The prayer leaders and other members of our school assisted with the  special service with beautiful singing from the choir.  

During this Lenten season we pray:

Father, Let us open our hearts to your love. 

We are sorry for our selfishness.

Help us to think less about ourselves,

and more about others today and everyday.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen

Blessing of the Nativity Scenes

 

On Thursday 19th December 2019, all the nativity scenes that had been beautifully constructed by our children were put on display in the Junior School hall. Father Joseph joined us in this wonderful celebration and led us in a collective worship blessing all the nativity scenes that were built. It was a reverent atmosphere in the hall with parents and children admiring the talents of our children. 

Lighting the Advent Wreath

and

Dressing the Christmas Tree

Today, the Junior children dressed the Christmas tree with all the beautiful decorations the children had made. Each child worked hard making their decoration, and we had so much fun dressing the tree.

Then (with a little Christmas magic and some wishes) the tree was lit! 

After this, Mrs Whelan and the prayer leaders, led the school in collective worship, lighting the first candle of Advent. 

What a wonderful afternoon.

The Christmas Tree

From a tree a manger was made,

On the First Christmas in it He laid.

Also from a tree a cross was made

And on it, for our sins, the price He paid,

I remember each year, as the tree I adorn

His gift giving began, the day He was born.

And as I gently place, each ornament of gold,

In his hands I place my heart, and my life, for him to hold.

Trusting in Him, to take good care of me,

I pray and sing as I decorate the tree.

'I am the Way, the Truth and the Light' He said,

That's why I put lights, on my Christmas Tree.

Collective Worship Timetable 2018/2019

Summer Term