Celebrating our Faith
Our faith life is very important at Mount Carmel. We celebrate our faith in many different ways. Look at some of our special events that have taken place during our school year.
Y1 Advent Assembly 2023
Year 1 children helped us to reflect and understand the real meaning of Christmas as they led the most beautiful Advent assembly. This time of preparation for Christmas is most important to us and during Advent, in our school’s collective worship we will be a ‘Witness to the Light' as we get ready to respond, share and worship the birth of Jesus.
Remembrance Service- 10th November 2023
We held two Remembrance services across the school and prayed for peace. The GIFT team in the Junior Department prepared and led this special service and in the Infants, Y2 led the service. In both services the children read beautifully.
Feast of All Saints- 1st November 2023
The school gathered to celebrate Mass. The GIFT team prepared the bidding prayers for the mass as we thought about and celebrated the lives of the church's saints.
Harvest Festival - 18th October 2023
The school gathered in church to celebrate the harvest festival. This celebration was led by the schools GIFT Team (Growing in Faith Together ). During this collective worship, we thanked God for the harvest and thought about our roles as stewards of God's creation. The food that was collected for the celebration was donated to the Lalley Centre who support children and familes across Salford Diocese.
Holy Rosary Collective Worship- 6th October 2023
Year 3D led a beautiful collective worship for the school and their familes. The month of October is dedicated to the Rosary and year 3D led us in prayer as we said the Rosary together.
World Peace Day- 21st September
Year 5H led the junior department and their familes in a collective worship for World Peace Day.
Our Lady's Birthday - 8th September 2023
We all gathered together for a beautiful prayer service to celebrate Our Lady's birthday. Year 6 led us in prayer and song. We presented birthday cards and flowers to Mary.
World Earth Day 2023
Class 3B led KS2 and their parents in a beautiful collective worship. They reflected on the Pope's message- Laudato Si . We thought about Earth Day and how we can tackle the environmental challenges facing our planet.
Easter Play 2023
Year 2 led us through the events of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Stations of the Cross 2023
Year 6 led KS2 and parents in the Stations of the Cross Liturgy. It was an important part of Holy Week leading up to the Triduum.
GIFT Team Collective Worship
The GIFT led a Lenten collective worship in the KS2 classes. They planned it themselves and created a PowerPoint to share.
Year 4S led a special collective worship for the start of our Lenten journey. The children helped us to think about how we can give, act and pray during this special season.
The Epiphany 6th January 2023
The whole school celebrated Mass with the Parish. We listened to the Gospel about the Three Kings visit to Baby Jesus after his birth. Early Years visited the Crib in Church.
Year 2 performed the Christmas Story for all the children in the school and their parents. It helped us to understand the true meaning of Christmas.
To mark the start of Advent we had two special liturgies. The children in KS2 were led in a beautiful collective worship by our GIFT team. Year 1 led a special liturgy for the Infant Department and their parents.
Remembrance and All Souls -November
November is the month in which we pray for departed Holy Souls and celebrate Remembrance Sunday. The children in the Junior Department gathered in Mount Carmel Church for a special service led by Year 6. In the Infant Department, children gathered in the hall for a special liturgy led by our Year 2 children. Through prayer, scripture and reflection we explored why it is important to remember.
Friday 7th October- Feast Day of the Holy Rosary
Year 3D led a beautiful collective worship on the feast day of the Holy Rosary. They invited their parents to join this beautiful worship and they prayed the Rosary together. They explained how the whole of October is dedicated to the Rosary and that the Rosary is a devotion in honour of the Virgin Mary.
Welcome Reception- Thursday 29th September 2022
Reception led a beautiful assembly. They taught their parents and carers our school prayer and said a great big welcome to the new Mount Carmel Family.
International Day of Peace- 21st September 2022.
Class 5H led us in a special collective worship thinking about peace on earth. Year 5 parents joined us for this worship.
Celebrating Our Lady's Birthday - 8th September 2022
We gathered in church as a school to celebrate Our Lady's Birthday. After the liturgy we went back to school and celebrated with birthday cake.
Crowning Our Lady- May 2022
We gathered for a special collective worship to celebrate Our Lady. We crowned Our Lady and presented her with flowers.
Easter Play- April 2022
Year 2 retold the Easter Story
Prayers for Peace and Ukraine - March 2022
We gathered as a whole school family in church to pray for peace. We prayed for the people of Ukraine and for all those suffering and afraid.
Ash Wednesday - 2nd March 2022
We started Lent with a beautiful collective worship. We thought about ways we can look to God, look to others and look to ourselves this Lent.
Each week in Advent we sang Christmas songs for our school community to enjoy.
Remembrance Day- November 2021
On Remembrance day this year, Y6 led the collective Worship to remember all those lost in war. They laid a wreath on the Parish War Memorial and spent time in quiet contemplation and prayer.