Acts of Worship

Last updated: 15/06/2019


Gatherings

Collective worship is at the heart of the school and is practised every morning in form time and assemblies.

Each day pupils will lead and help to write an act of worship in form time. All pupils will also attend a fortnightly act of worship in M1. This act of worship will be led and planned by staff and form groups. The act of worship is based on a weekly liturgical theme.

Blue Week

  • Tuesday Y7

  • Wednesday Y8

  • Thursday Y9

Red Week

  • Tuesday Y10

  • Wednesday Y11

  • Thursday Y12 and Y13 (M1/M2)


Masses

There are opportunities for staff to attend Mass on Tuesday mornings at 8.00am and on three Monday afternoons after briefing spread over the year.

Class Mass takes place each Wednesday 12.50pm to 1.20pm on a rolling Year Group basis.

Each Year Group will gather together for Holy Mass once a year.

Feast Day Mass is celebrated in the last week of the school year where all staff, students and invited friends and associates, including our charity representatives come together for our Pastoral Mass.

Holy Days of Obligation are Feast Days such as the Ascension and SS Peer and Paul are celebrated in school.

There is an evening Mass to welcome Year 7 and their families into our community. Similarly, there is an evening Mass to say farewell to our Year 13 students and their families.


Services

Ashing services are held for the whole school community on Ash Wednesday.

Services of Reconciliation take place in both Advent and Lent for the whole school with an opportunity for all individuals to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation from one of our Deanery Priests.

St. Mary’s holds an annual Carol Service for all our students and families at Leeds Trinity University usually in the last week of the school term before Christmas.

Carol Services for all Year groups are held on the last day of school before closing for Christmas.