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Bambinelli Sunday

Friday, 11 December 2020

Year 2’s Bambinellis

On Friday 11th December the children from St Chad’s took part in the Catholic tradition of Bambinelli Sunday.

Bambinelli Sunday is celebrated on Joy Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, where a tradition started by Pope John Paul II involves children bringing their baby Jesus statues form their home managers into the church to be blessed.

Pope Francis encourages us to continue this tradition.  So today, the children brought in LOTS of Bambinellis which they had made at home to be blessed in school.

We held a special prayer service and prayed for God to bless all of the Bambinellis this Advent.  The children then take God’s blessing and their little Bambinellis home to be with them this Christmas.

Celebrating Mass

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Year 6 celebrating Mass

On Tuesday 8th December Year 6 led a class Mass celebrated by Fr Paul in school.

The celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady and shared beautiful readings.

Well done Year 6!

Tins for the homeless

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The collection of tins

On Friday 4th December the children brought in tins of food for the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton in exchange for wearing their own clothes to school.

The children take great pride in helping the homeless and are always generous with the tins of food they bring in.

We will be contacting the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton soon and we know that they will be very grateful for all of the food.

CAFOD’s Advent Assembly

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Year 5 enjoying the assembly

On Thursday 10th December the children from St Chad’s all took part in CAFOD’s live assembly.

We joined with schools all over the world to share special prayers this Advent and learn even more about the work of CAFOD.

Our Advent Wreath

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our Advent wreath

On Monday 30th November we lit the first purple candle to mark the start of Advent – yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent.  We talked to the children about the significance of the circle the advent wreath makes – to show that there is no end to God’s love for us – just like the greenery which never dies.

Our Christmas Tree!

Monday, 30 November 2020


Our lovely Christmas tree is now all lit up in the hall to be enjoyed by all the children!  The children love to see the sparkling lights and shinning baubles – a sign that we are now in Advent and preparing for the second coming of Christ.

The Nativity Scene is ready!

Monday, 30 November 2020

The Nativity scene

On Monday 30th November the Nativity scene was shared with the children.  At the moment the stable is very bare, with only the animals and an empty manger – but Mary and Joseph with the donkey are already making their way there and will be in the stable very soon.

Jesse Tree Assemblies begin!

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our lovely Jesse Tree

On Monday 30th November we began a very special Advent journey by learning all about Jesus’ ancestors in our special Jesse Tree Assemblies.

During each assembly we learn about one of Jesus’ ancestors and how they can help us to become better people today.  Following on from our learning we place a symbol to represent that ancestor on the Jesse Tree to remind us of their example.

Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

We will remember them.

On Wednesday 11th November St Chad’s took part in the two minute silence to remember all of those who have died in conflict for our freedom.

The children remembered the sacrifice made by others and prayed the Eternal Rest.

Year 4 Reconciliation

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

The lovely display for the service.

On Tuesday 20th October the children from Year 4 took part in a Reconciliation Service led by Father Paul.  During the service the Catholic children made their First Reconciliation.

It was a lovely, spiritual service with prayers, lovely music and the children completed a range of religious activities.

At the end of the service the children received a special certificate to mark the event.

Congratulations Year 4!