‘Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever’ (John 6:58)
Adoremus is an initiative of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales to create a special opportunity to reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. Pope Francis is encouraging all schools and parishes to be active and encourage a greater appreciation of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
Here at St Joseph’s, our children have been learning about and grasping an understanding of the importance of spending time with Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. We have been looking at meaningful ways of understanding Christ’s presence in the Eucharist through different areas of our school curriculum. Our Adoremus newsletter for our school families describes how our children will take part in a range of activities and prayer throughout the year. All families are welcome to join us during this special and spiritual time within our school, our parish and the diocese. Join us in uniting in making this year special for all staff, pupils, parents and families of St Josephs.
Click the blue title to read our school Adoremus Newsletter
Our children have been given opportunities to learn more about the Eucharist and deepen their love for Jesus in Mass and the Blessed Sacrament as part of their ‘Eucharistic Journey.’ Classes have been visiting both St Anslem and St Cecelia’s Church and Corpus Christi, to look at and learn about the importance and symbolism of the monstrance and the importance of the Mass itself. This has instilled a great love for Jesus in our children and enhanced their spirituality and Catholic way of life.
Cardinal Vincent Nicholl’s instruction is for children to learn the hymn ‘Sweet Sacrament Divine’ which is one of our school favourites! We have been happily singing this in our weekly whole school Collective Acts of Worship and raising the roof with our beautiful voices with Jesus in our hearts.
‘When we sing…we pray twice!’
Our parish priests, Fr David (St Anslem’s & St Cecelia’s Church) and Fr Alan (Corpus Christi Church), will be joining our children in prayer and adoration throughout the year. This year our children will also be learning and praying the Westminster Diocese Adoremus Prayer. We encourage you to pray and share this at home as a family remembering Jesus’ death and how we are united with Him through the bread and wine of the Eucharist.
Jesus, You are truly present in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Help me feel Your presence every time I visit you.
Give me Your strength when I receive You in Holy Communion.
And, receiving Your love, help me take that love to others.
I ask this in Your name. Amen
Click here to see the lovely work our children have produced as part of their prayer and reflection on the Holy Eucharist
‘Let us adore’
Year 2 visited St Anslem’s and St Cecelia’s Church recently as part of their religious topic and also spent time with Fr David looking at the Monstrance and spending some quiet time giving adoration to Jesus
Adoremus podcast by Fr Tim Bryan SJ
Adoremus inspired displays at St Josephs Primary School
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St Joseph’s Archangels went to the Adoremus Mass at Westminster Cathedral on 18th June 2019. Here they are in front of the Cathedral with Mr McEleney and Mrs Bear-Nicastro. It was a wonderful event presided by the Cardinal and attended by schools from all over the Diocese.