St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Sacramental Preparation

Celebrating Faith During the Liturgical Year



Prayer tables: Cloths are green at start of academic year.

Harvest Thanksgiving: We have a Harvest Festival. Produce is collected for local food banks.

Month of the Rosary: October is the month of the Rosary. Classes are encouraged to pray at least a decade of the Rosary each day.

The Feast of St Francis: A Service is held in school, led by Father Darren to celebrate our Patron Saint.

Advent: The prayer table should be changed to purple.

This is the season to prepare for Christmas Introduction and blessing of the Advent Wreath.

Parents are welcomed into school to help make Advent Wreaths for each class. The Parish Priest will then bless the wreaths during Advent service, 

Christmas: Celebration of the Nativity throughout school.

A Carols around the crib service takes place in the last week of school.



Prayer tables: Cloths are gold for Christmas season then green for Ordinary Time after Feast of Baptism of Our Lord.

Epiphany: (if in term time) – Parish Mass

Lent: The prayer table should be changed to purple. 

Stations of the cross: KS2 take part in stations of the cross service in the playground, where a group of children will act out the stations of the cross.

Easter: The resurrection of our Lord is celebrated during the school holidays however covered through 4 week RE topic. Special assembly and displays to highlight the importance of this feast. 



Prayer table: Cloths are gold for Easter season until Pentecost where they change to green for Ordinary Time.

First Holy Communion: The children in Year 3 (there may be children from other year groups) make their First Holy Communion in May. The school community celebrates with all the children at the Parish Thanksgiving Mass.

May the month of Mary:  In Honour of Our Lady KS2 hold a service for the whole school.

Ascension: Covered in RE Topic work

Pentecost: Covered in RE Topic work

Corpus Christi: Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. 

Leaver Mass, assembly and disco: A farewell celebration for the Year 6 leavers.