Collective Worship

Mass is said weekly in school and all Holy Days of Obligation which occur in term time are observed. The children are responsible for the preparation of the Liturgy and every child is offered the opportunity of participating at Mass. Whole School Masses occur twice each half term and parents and the parish are always very welcome to attend any of our celebrations. Reverence and joy characterise the celebration of Mass within Holy Trinity School and many visitors express their praise and thanks for the atmosphere which surrounds Communion. Many para-liturgical celebrations take place, notably whole school May, Palm and Corpus Christi Processions and Benediction. Harvest thanksgiving is made.

There is daily worship in school, either in the form of class prayers, whole school or phase assembly or Mass. The children pray together four times each day and the prayer life of the school is a strong and living feature of the family community we strive to create. Parents may request that their child is withdrawn from daily acts of worship if they feel that this may be detrimental to their child. However, in selecting a Catholic school parents should be aware that the moral and spiritual imperatives of the Catholic faith are experienced in every area of school life and to withdraw a child from a small prayer session would not mean that the principle underpinning that worship would never be encountered, indeed, it would mean that a child was excluded from a quiet time of reflection and thought.

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