Great Crosby Catholic Primary aims to make the school a place where the Gospel values of our Lord Jesus Christ are taught, lived and experienced, where prayer and celebrations are integral to life and where religious growth and development are stimulated within the total curriculum to which all can contribute and from which all can gain.
We turned our website purple for Holy Week. On Monday, the children had online liturgical assemblies in their classrooms. On Tuesday, we had Stations of the Cross and reflection on the field, in the sunshine.
This week we remember Fr John Seddon, whose anniversary is on Saturday 27th February. Fr John was a great friend to the school. He died in 2015. Our former pupils and their families will remember him. Fr John Furnival has recorded a special message and blessing. .
Please take some time to listen and respond to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy. It includes a reading, prayers, reflections, our support for CAFOD and a blessing from Fr John. Scroll down to watch the current Year 6's Ash Wednesday liturgy from 2020.
A reflection and blessing for Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent from Fr John, at Ss Peter and Paul's RC Church in Crosby.
Fr John explains how last year's palm leaves are burnt and blessed to make ashes for distribution on Ash Wednesday.
In this assembly, find out how even though we are all apart, we are still connected. We’ll travel to a place called Afar in Ethiopia, one of the hottest regions on earth, to meet people who make long journeys to collect water because it is so scarce.
Find out how the steps you take and the actions you make as you learn from home can make a difference to communities without water this term.
Click the button to download the water droplets.
In May we traditionally prayer the Rosary and would have a Rosary group meeting every Friday. Click on the green button for a 'Wiki' guide to praying the Rosary with children. We will be adding more resources during the month.
The Joyful + Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary from the series "My Time With Jesus" on the EWTN Ireland YouTube channel.
The Primary School Wednesday Word is an outreach which shares Sunday's Gospel with all school families, in a unique way.
Each family usually receives the weekly handout consisting of high-quality Sunday Gospel leaflets and booklets. This is a weekly Gospel 'gift' from the school to the child to take home, which then becomes a 'gift' from the child to the whole family.
While schools are closed, The Wednesday Word are offering free-of-charge 'online' editions until things return to normal.
Click on the image above and then click on the same logo on the page you are taken to, to read the latest edition.
Watch this video about Captain Sir Tom Moore.
All the children watched this video this morning as we couldn't have our usual liturgical assemblies. We were pleased to be able to include Mary and Joseph's journey and a real baby.
Fr John gives an Advent blessing from Ss Peter & Pau's Church.
Maura Foster, one of our school governors, usually has a workshop at this time of year with parents, to show some Advent crafts and activities for families. This year, we are pleased to share this video.
Mrs Speed's assembly with Year 6 for the second Sunday of Advent.
Father Denis Blackledge SJ, parish priest of St Francis Xavier, Liverpool, provides a couple of minutes’ prayerful pondering each day, based on the scripture readings from that day’s Mass. They will be made available on a daily basis by clicking on the images within the windows.
Mrs Speed's Advent Assembly with Year 6
CAFOD's 2020 online Advent calendar for families has a daily reflection and free activity for you and your children in preparation for Christmas. Join us as we journey throughout the season of Advent with our global family.
A message to all our schools from the Education Volunteers at CAFOD in Liverpool.
We usually welcome volunteers from CAFOD for our Come and See topic of Stewardship.
Richard came in February to share the 'Life Without Taps' activity with Year 5.
Please click on the image above. You can listen to or read the reflections on Ss Peter and Paul. You may like to light a candle or pick a flower from your garden in preparation. There are prayers and you can also listen to the hymn - By all your saints still striving, the psalm - The angel of the Lord and the Spanish song, ¿Quién dicen que soy yo? - Who do you say I am?
Please watch Fr John leading assembly on the feast day of our school patron saints - Peter and Paul.
Mrs Speed's readings and messages for our patron saints' feast day. In school we would usually have a celebration Mass and some party activities, so if you are at home, please try to have a treat!
The topic starting 19th June is The Universal Church. Each year takes a different aspect of this. Find the relevant pages in the document that can be downloaded by clicking on the green button.
Nursery and Reception Pages 1, 2, 3 Our World
Year 1 Pages 1 and 4 to 9 Neighbours
Year 2 Pages 1 and 10 to 13 Treasures
Year 3 Pages 1 and 14 to 16 Special Places
Year 4 Pages 1 and 17 to 21 God's People
Year 5 Pages 1 and 22 to 26 Stewardship
Year 6 Pages 1 and 27 to 31 Common Good
There are some links to CAFOD resources. It is necessary to register by clicking on the CAFOD image below. It is password protected because they are CAFOD's own materials not Come and See and they are also used by other faith and non-faith schools. This helps them to register and see the take up across the country.
The link takes you to the register page and click ‘other user. ‘
Holy Week was different this year as we were not able to come to school. We provided families with a wide range of Holy Week resources: readings from God’s Story, prayers, reflections, videos of Palm Sunday, a message from Fr John and his own Stations of the Cross, songs by John Burland, Rend Collective and Tim Hughes, craft activities and links to CAFOD, Mission Together, The Bible Society, Wintershall, The Pastoral Center and Easter In Another Place.
CAFOD's home learning page has downloadable Laudato Si packs as well as games, films, prayers and activities for children.
CAFOD have set up a virtual children's liturgy which is shown live every Sunday at 10am and is available to catch-up as well. This is a super resource while we cannot gather together in person due to coronavirus, we can still come together as a community through prayer. Click on the green button for details on how to sign up.
CAFOD have a new fundraising appeal to join in with called Summer of Hope. The aim is to ensure clean water and food reaches some of the poorest families in the world during this global emergency.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video from the archdiocese Synod 2020, to reflect on the questions about the church during the Covid-19 pandemic and to write any proposals that you have. Click on the green button.
Mission Together (Missio) is one of the charities that we support in school. They have produced Holy Week packs and activity sheets which include simple tasks, questions, prayers and adapted scriptures. They’ll help children learn, reflect, and stand in solidarity with children around the world already living in hardship. At times like this, we encourage children to remember that we are all part of God’s family.
If you would like to have a candle lit and support the charity Aid to the Church in Need, click on the green button. Your candle will serve as a symbol of your sincere and prayerful intentions.
These candles are perfect for loved ones, as memorials, and for those in need who are far away.
Father John has recorded this message to Great Crosby as we won't be able to celebrate Holy Week together this year.
Listen to Miss Bradley and Mrs Crann read 'The Passion of Jesus'.
Come to the Table (pdf)Download
Come Share This Meal (pdf)Download
Do This In Memory of Me (pdf)Download
Everybody Gather As One (pdf)Download
He is Risen Alleluia! (pdf)Download
Hosanna! Shout Hosanna! (pdf)Download
New Life (pdf)Download
Take This and Eat (pdf)Download
The Wonder of God (pdf)Download
We are God's Children (pdf)Download
We Welcome You To This Place (pdf)Download
Yes Lord I Believe (pdf)Download
Year 5 led our Ash Wednesday liturgy with songs, readings, actions, promises, dance, prayers and by distributing the ashes.
Here you can find more information about our religious education curriculum.