May is the month of Mary!
Gospel: John 14:1-12
“Do not be worried and upset,” Jesus told them. “Believe in God and believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so. And after I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am. You know the way that leads to the place where I am going.”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going; so how can we know the way to get there?”
Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me. Now that you have known me,” he said to them, “you will know my Father also, and from now on you do know him and you have seen him.”
Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father; that is all we need.”
Jesus answered, “For a long time I have been with you all; yet you do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. Why, then, do you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe, Philip, that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I have spoken to you,” Jesus said to his disciples, “do not come from me. The Father, who remains in me, does his own work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. If not, believe because of the things I do. I am telling you the truth: those who believe in me will do what I do — yes, they will do even greater things, because I am going to the Father.
Letter To Parents Spring 2023
Letter To Parents Autumn 2022
IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM
ST JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 20 March
THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 25 March
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD 2 April
MAUNDY THURSDAY 6 April GOOD FRIDAY 7 April
EASTER SUNDAY 9 April
At St Michael & St John's, we strive to ensure that everyone who comes through our door is made to feel welcome.
Our staff work hard to ensure that our faith is at the heart of everything we do and reflects our ethos.
Following the example of Jesus, together we learn, love and respect one another to be the best we can be.
At SSMJ we offer our children an exciting and faith filled RE curriculum that is central to every aspect of school life. Through the outstanding provision we make we ensure that children leave our school religiously literate and engaged in the world and people around them, filled with knowledge, understanding and skills so that they can reflect spiritually, think ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
The staff team are dedicated to every stage of your child’s development in the faith and through prayer life, vocational awareness, Religious Education lessons, charitable works, Sacramental preparation, we work with you, the parent, and the Parish to make sure children growing in God’s love are prepared to live life to the fullest as Catholics who have an astute understanding of their personal and social responsibility and British Values as faith filled and giving citizens of tomorrow.
LATEST RE INSPECTION
We are delighted to be taking part in our annual appeal supporting Caritas during Lent, raising money for children, mums and dads across the Diocese of Salford who need help. Not everyone has the things they need to make a happy home, but Caritas, through the St Joseph’s Penny Appeal, reaches out to those vulnerable children and families in our communities. They offer support in lots of different ways – from food parcels to counselling sessions, from Christmas presents to giving young mums and their babies somewhere safe to live; Caritas means something different to everyone we help.
This year we are asking parent/carers to make a donation through a special JustGiving page.
May was the Month Of Mary
May is the month where we remember and honour Mary.
Some ideas you can try at home:
- Learn about the rosary and the different mysteries
- Pray the Rosary Daily as a family
- Write your own prayer devotions
- Make pictures, paintings or collages of your class devotion to Mary
- Research other devotions to Mary
- Sing hymns to Our Lady (Marian hymns)
- Make your own altar to our lady at home
- Grow some flowers or make flowers using crafts
We have made a Lenten video so you can see what our classes and G.I.F.T Team have been doing during Lent. Our charitable giving was for Cafod and St Joseph's Penny. Thank you for your wonderful support.