Catholic Life

Our Catholic Life – Our Journey in Faith

The Catholic life of The Willows is rich in opportunities for children to encounter God and to deepen their relationship with Him as a loving, compassionate Father. On this page we aim to share with you and celebrate many of the elements which make our Catholic school so special. Here you will find information to help families, the Parish and the school work together in supporting the development of our children’s faith.

 

Our Parish

At The Willows we have such strong links with our Parish community. We are so lucky to have the church next to our school grounds. Father Andrew is a regular visitor in school and each class in turn always enjoys joining the Parish for weekday Mass on a Tuesday. We are delighted that so many children join the Parish for Mass on a Sunday. Come along and join our celebrations. Mass begins at 6:00pm on Saturday or 11:00am every Sunday.

 

Year 1 – Visit to Church

Year 1 – Visit to Church

​Year One joined the Parish for Mass this week. It was the first time without their buddies and they listened really well to Father Andrew. They learnt about how important it is to be a friend of Jesus and make the right choices.

Year 3 Star

Year 3 Star

We are all so proud of Victoria and the wonderful work she has been doing outside of school. Victoria decided  she wanted to try to raise money to donate to charities who work with homeless people. She collected money from family, did odd jobs at home, sorted and...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On Sunday 14th November, Evie and James (our Head Girl and Head Boy) as well as Deborah and Katie (Deputy Head Girls) joined members of the public and other organisations from Kirkham to remember those who gave their lives for us during times of war.  They represented...

Fr. Andrew visits Year 6

Fr. Andrew visits Year 6

On Wednesday 3rd November, Fr. Andrew came to visit Year 6 to hold a talk and answer their questions about the role of a priest and Fr. Andrew's personal experiences of becoming a Catholic priest. Year 6's current R.E. topic is all about vocations, in particular the...

INSET Day Liturgy

INSET Day Liturgy

Just as the children regularly lead and take part in Prayer and Liturgy, so too do our staff. As we returned to school today after our half term break, Mrs. Roddy lead us in a beautifully reflective liturgy about the Feast of All of Saints. Mrs. Roddy called us to...

Welcome Prayer & Liturgy

Welcome Prayer & Liturgy

Each year our Year 6 children lead a Welcome Prayer and Liturgy for our new Reception children, the children who have joined our school in the last 12 months and staff who are new to our school. We welcome them to our 'Willows Family' and present them with a marian...

Whole School Mass

Whole School Mass

It was so wonderful to be able to go to church together again and celebrate Mass as a school family. For some of the children this was the first time that they have been able to go inside our beautiful chuch and witness how awe inspiring it is. We loved being able to...

Go Green for CAFOD!

Go Green for CAFOD!

This autumn, leading up to the COP26 climate talks in November, CAFOD are asking us to ‘Go Green’ by taking on a climate-related fundraising challenge. In school, we spent the day reducing the amount of energy we use - turning of lights, using less water etc. We also...

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Now that the children have made their First Reconciliation, after waiting 19 months, it is time for them to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time.  The children, their families and the Catechists are working hard to prepare for the...

First Reconciliation Service

First Reconciliation Service

In February 2020, just before COVID hit, our children had just about finished their preparation to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. As the pandemic worsened, Father Andrew made the sensible decision to postpone the celebration of...

FOMO Donation

FOMO Donation

Over the past few months we have been looking at replacing the laptops that the children use in school. We have over 50 laptops which are now getting slow and are unable to run the latest software that we have in school.  Rather than sending these devices to a company...

Leavers Mass

Leavers Mass

Fr. Andrew led us all in a wonderful Leavers’ Mass. We held our Mass outside so that the whole school could join in. It was a wonderful way to come together as a school family following all the restrictions due to COVID. 

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ's last day on Earth as a man. Walking with Jesus through the last hours of his life is one way of explaining the tradition of praying the Stations of the...

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass

Ash Wednesday Mass On Wednesday 17th February, our children would normally gather together to celebrate Ash Wednesday. Fr. Andrew would lead us as we process around the hall offering our Lenten Promises. Given that Ash Wednesday falls during our half term, the...

Bethany Choir 2019

Bethany Choir 2019

We were delighted to welcome The Bethany Family Children’s Choir from Tanzania to our school. Tanzania is one of the world’s very poorest countries. Its people are peace loving and friendly with a desire to develop their country to its full potential.The children in...

Charity Work – Care & Share

Charity Work – Care & Share

We support our local charity ‘Care and Share’. They work in our local community to support families with providing goods, food and gifts. At harvest time we lead an assembly and provide food for the charity. In December Mrs Mckee one of the volunteers comes into...

Advent Day

Advent Day

We were delighted to welcome Mrs Wright to our school who led us in a whole school worship and then workshops as part of our preparation to welcome Jesus at Christmas. The theme of the day was ‘The Jesse Tree’. She shared the story of Ruth with us and we explored the...

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Each year in November we join with all the local churches and members of the local churches to remember people who died for us in the war.We process through the streets to the local cenotaph where we share a service of remembrance and lay a wreath on behalf of the...

Year 6 Mission Mass

Year 6 Mission Mass

Our Year  6 children joined the other Year 6 classes from our Deanery to take part in a special Mission Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church. Each school led a different part of the service and each school was presented with a candle to mark this special occasion....

Kirkham Club Day

Kirkham Club Day

On the second Saturday in June the school join in procession with the Parish of The Holy Cross and the other churches of Kirkham. The traditional family day with a long history of bringing together the Churches in the town takes in all the main streets ending in a...

May Procession

May Procession

What a wonderful way in which to show our devotion to Our Lady. Each May we join with the Parish in unity to process around the church grounds and crown the statue of Mary. The procession is led by the First Communicant children of both The Willows and St. Joseph’s...

Lenten Mission

Lenten Mission

As part of our Lenten Mission work, in preparation for Easter, the children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 organised a CAFOD sale for the whole school. The children worked hard to make various crafts as well as preparing for the host of games and activities the children...

Year of the Eucharist

Year of the Eucharist

Following the National Eucharistic Congress to be held in Liverpool in September 2018 schools of the Diocese of Lancaster were invited by Bishop Paul to observe a ‘Year of the Eucharist’. He called schools to consider the place of the Eucharist in the life of the...

Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

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Headteacher: Mrs S. Barnett | Victoria Road, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2BT
Telephone: 01772 684 371 | Email: bursar@willows.lancs.sch.uk

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