Christmas 2019 Newsletter
As we reach the end of a busy autumn term it is a chance to celebrate all the fun, smiles, hard work, learning and enjoyment we have had in school. Christmas is a chance to reflect on all the special things in our lives especially our wonderful children, parents and community. Thank you for all your support over the term and we wish you the peace, hope and joy that the new born king will bring. Every blessing for a very happy Christmas.
Father Jim invites all our families to celebrate Christ’s birth at Mass over Christmas:
MASS TIMES FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS
ADVENT IS A TIME OF RECONCILIATION. PLEASE NOTE REGULAR TIMES FOR CONFESSION, BUT ALSO ON THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER. WE WILL HAVE RECONCILIATION WITHIN 6.15PM MASS
AT ST MARY’S
Christmas Eve Christmas Eve – Masses will be preceded by Carols at 5.30pm and 9.30pm
Vigil Mass 6.00pm - St John Vianney
Vigil Mass 6.00pm - St Joseph’s
Vigil Mass 6.00pm - St Patrick’s
Midnight Mass 10pm - St Cuthbert’s
8.30am - St Thomas More
9.30am - St Mary’s
10.00am - St Joseph’s
Please join us in church tomorrow at 9.30am for our end of year celebration to mark the birth of Christ.
As you are aware Mrs Smith our PSA is leaving us on the 9th January. We are advertising the post and will let you know in due course when a PSA is appointed. We wish Mrs Smith well in her new role at Imagination Village. We know she will be fabulous and very happy.
How to keep a healthy mind will be our focus again for the spring term. We will be teaching our children ways to keep their minds healthy. In a stressful world parents and staff must try to do this too, supporting each other in teaching our children, and ourselves, strategies to remain positive and resilient.
Our whole school attendance is currently 94.2% (below national 96%) I ask parents and children to support us next term in achieving 96% - we have been hit by colds and sickness bugs! Please remind children about the importance of washing their hands with soap.
Mrs J. Wilson