October - The Month of the Holy Rosary
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise.
September - The Month of Our Lady of Sorrows
O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, by the overwhelming grief you experienced when you witnessed the martyrdom, the crucifixion, and death of your divine Son, look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart a tender commiseration for those sufferings, as well as a sincere detestation of my sins, in order that being disengaged from all undue affection for the passing joys of this earth, I may sigh after the eternal Jerusalem, and that henceforward all my thoughts and all my actions may be directed towards this one most desirable object. Honour, glory, and love to our divine Lord Jesus, and to the holy and immaculate Mother of God. Amen.
July – Month of the Precious Blood
O God, who by the Precious Blood of Thine Only Begotten Son hast redeemed the whole world, preserve in us the work of Thy mercy, so that, ever honouring the mystery of our salvation, we may merit to obtain its fruits.
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.
"The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Saviour shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it."
We are learning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus with our friends, family and parish.
At St Francis, we celebrate Our Faith in many different ways. Look at some of the special events that take place during our school year that have a particular focus or importance to our Catholic Faith.
Achieving excellence together, with God’s love.
At St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School we provide an environment for our community that enables each unique member to feel valued and become stronger as we embrace challenge and change. We let God’s love inspire us and his Word guide us as we grow together in our enthusiasm for excellence in all that we do.
To create a caring atmosphere built upon mutual love and respect for others and rooted in true Gospel values.
To teach the Catholic Faith and provide experiences of the Church’s liturgy.
To Cherish each child by seeking to provide an appropriate education that meets the individual needs, and supports everyone to achieve their full potential.
To develop in each child a sense of his/her own worth and the unique contribution they can make to their family, school and community.
To actively promote a partnership between home, school and parish that leads by example.
To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is available to all.
To provide a secure environment in which all members of our community are encouraged to try their best, be motivated by tolerance and self-discipline and guided by love.