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      Our College Chaplain: Father Andrew

     Father Andrew is supported by Canon Brian (right) and Father Steven (left)





The Liturgical Year

November—During the month of November we remembered all souls who have passed away. The month started with a Holy Day of Obligation—All Saints Day on the 1st November, following by All Souls Day on the 2nd November.

During this month there was a Book of Remembrance in the Chapel for all members of community to right the names of loved ones who have passed away.







December—During the month of December we are preparing for the birth of Jesus. Advent began on 2nd December. We have our nativity scene with the empty manager in the Chapel. The manager remains empty until Christmas Day when Jesus was born.

During this month we have Advent liturgies each week and there is also the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Friday 14th December.









January—During January we celebrate Mary, the Mother of Jesus on the 1st January, Epiphany on 6th January and the Baptism of the Lord. After this we enter week 1 of ordinary time.

Do not be afraid of holiness. You will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful in your deepest self. (Gaudete et exsultate 32)

Epiphany means ‘revelation’. Jesus came to reveal the Father.





Local Parishes:

St George’s Catholic Church

1 Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG

01905 22574

Parish Priest: Canon Brian McGinley

Saturday (Vigil Mass): 12.30pm

Sunday: 9.00am, 2.00pm (Polish), 6.00pm

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church

12 Bransford Road, Worcester, WR2 4EN

01905 423633

Parish Priest: Canon Brian McGinley

Sunday: 11.00am

St Joseph’s Catholic Church:

Chedworth Drive, Worcester, WR4 9PG

01905 454352

Parish Priest: Father Andrew Berry

Saturday: 6.00pm (Vigil Mass)

Sunday: 10.00am

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Priest Lane, Pershore, WR10 1EB

01386 552737

Sunday: 10.00am

The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria

208 Worcester Road, Droitwich, WR9 8AZ

01905 773258

Parish Priest: Father George Matthew

Saturday: 11.00am

Sunday: 8.30am, 10.30am and 6.00pm

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College Mission Statement

A Commitment to Gospel Values and Personal Achievement

Our college is inspired by the Gospel and Jesus Christ is our role model. All that we do is “For the greater glory of God” (Ad maiorem dei gloriam). Our patron Blessed Edward Oldcorne inspires us to be true to our beliefs and principles. In his life he set an example of Faith and good living. The Gospel values that we follow in our community consist of love, truth, holiness, compassion, justice, forgiveness, peace and sacrifice. We are inclusive of all faiths and recognise all are called to become the “People of God”.

We work in partnership with parents to develop in our students:

• a greater knowledge of the Catholic and other Christian Faiths

• an appreciation of Gospel values

• an understanding, acknowledgement and respect for all Faiths

• a growth in spirituality and prayer

• a knowledge and understanding of British values

• an appreciation of living in a multi-cultural community

Every child is uniquely created in the image of God and so we strive to ensure that each student achieves the highest level of attainment and maximum development of talents. We are preparing each student to be responsible members of local, national and international communities while at college.

As our students leave our college they will set out:

“To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” - (Micah 6:8)





CATHOLIC LIFE & COLLECTIVE WORSHIP CALENDAR

2018/2019










‘For the Greater Glory of God’

  • Collective Worship Prayer Boards in every tutor group room
  • College Mass every Friday in the chapel at 1.35 p.m.
  • Daily Year group Liturgies led by the Senior Leadership Team
  • Regular liturgical cycle of student led services
  • Daily collective worship prayers issued to all staff weekly
  • Weekly spiritual quotations in the college diary
  • Regular cycle of Catholic Life/RE/Collective Worship inset  
  • Staff Morning Prayers every Thursday morning in the chapel                           


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September - 2018

3rd    Staff TED Liturgy – Theme = ‘Service’

4th    Staff TED – Catholic Life/RE/Collective Worship inset

14th   Welcome Masses – Year’s 8-11

TBC   Chaplaincy Commissioning Mass – St. Chad’s

26th     SVP Society Meeting (Every half-term – RE Dept.)

28th   Catholic Life Link Governors visit



October

2nd    College Chaplains Meeting – 12.30

3rd     Justice and Peace Society Meeting (Termly - JN)

4th     R.E. Student Council Meeting (LJ)

5th      Harvest Fast Day

18th    TENTEN Theatre Presentations/Workshops – Year 9&10

19th    TENTEN Theatre Presentations/Workshops – Year 7&8

23rd     Year 7 Welcome Mass

24th    Year 11 Relationships & Sex Education Health Day (RSE)



November

5th    Book of Remembrance placed in the Chapel

December

1st    Feast day of Blessed Ralph Ashley (Tutor group A)

2nd     Student-led ‘Silent Prayer’ in the Chapel 1.35                           

        (Every Tuesday during Advent)

3rd     Advent Foyer Liturgies begin 8.35 a.m.

(Every Monday throughout Advent)

14th    Reconciliation Services Years 7-11

20th    Carol Service - 7.00 p.m.



January - 2019

7th    Staff ‘Epiphany’ Liturgy – TED

17th     R.E. Student Council Meeting (LJ)

18th   Catholic Life Link Governors visit

24th     College Chaplains Meeting

25th     Blessed Edward Oldcorne Feast Day Masses

25th   Student led prayer service at the Martyrs shrine on Redhill





February



25th     Catholic Life TED – David Wells

27th     Feast day of Saint Anne Line (Tutor Group L)





March

6th     Ash Wednesday Services

11th    Lenten Foyer Liturgies begin 8.35 a.m.

    (Every Monday throughout Lent)

27th    Student led Stations of the Cross begin in the Chapel 1.30 p.m.

    (Every Tuesday throughout Lent)

15th    Lent Fast Day

22nd     Day of Prayer for Vocations and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament

25th    Feast day of Saint Margaret Clitherow (Tutor Group C)





April

5th     Reconciliation Services Years 7-11

7th     Death of Blessed Edward Oldcorne (1606)

12th      Easter Services – Year’s 7-11





May

   1st    Student led Blessed Virgin Mary Liturgy in the Chapel –               

        1.30 p.m. (Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary set up in the chapel)

3rd      Student led and prepared Year 11 Celebration Mass

   8th    Year 10 Relationships & Sex Education Health Day (RSE)

9th      R.E. Student Council Meeting (LJ)

10th   Catholic Life Link Governors visit

TBC     Good Shepherd Mass at St. George’s Church – 1.00 p.m.




June

12th    Year 9 Vocations Day

21st    Staff Retreat Weekend

24th    Year 9 Soli Retreat Begins

28th    Saints Peter and Paul Feast Day Whole College Mass



July

5th    Feast day of Blessed Humphrey Pritchard (Tutor Group P)

12th     Feast day of Saint John Jones (Tutor Group J)

19th    End of Year Liturgies led by students and form tutors

27th    Feast day of Blessed Robert Sutton (Tutor Group S)



August

22nd    Feast day of Saint John Wall (Tutor Group W)




October

College Mission – Sion Community

PERSONAL VIRTUES


KEY DATES TO REMEMBER

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP MORNING LITURGIES                                2018/2019


WEEK                              BEGINNING


PERSON  

RESPONSIBLE


ASSEMBLY

THEME





VIRTUE

3rd September 2018

Mr. McClarey

New Beginnings

Authentic

10th September 2018

Mrs Thomas

Forgiveness – Restorative Justice

Loving

17th September 2018

Mr. McCormack

Pilgrimage

Patient

24th September 2018

Mr. Tota

Lourdes

Discerning

1st October 2018

Mr. Edmunds

Harvest

Selfless

8th October 2018

Mr. James

Christmas Appeal

Considerate

15th October 2018

Miss Mason  

Human Rights

Reflective

22nd October 2018

Mrs Corbin

Saints  

Prayerful

                                                           HALF-TERM

 

5th November 2018

Mr. Jessop

Remembrance

Learned

12th November 2018

Miss Mason

Anti-Bullying Week

Compassionate

19th November 2018

Mr. McClarey

People of God

Just

26th November 2018

Mrs Thomas

Creation

Truthful

3rd December 2018

Mr. Edmunds

Advent             

Reflective

10th December 2018

Heads of Year

Challenge

Dignified

17th December 2018

Mr. McCormack

Christmas

Prayerful

                                                           CHRISTMAS

 

7th January 2019

Mr. McClarey    

Servant Leadership  

Loving

14th January 2019

Mrs Thomas

Prayer

Serene

15th January 2019

Mr. McCormack

The Holocaust

Reflective

21st January 2019

Mrs Coombes

Blessed Edward Oldcorne

(Martyrs)

Authentic

28th January 2019

Mr. Edmunds

E-Safety Awareness            

Confident

4th February 2019

Miss Mason

Mental Health Awareness

Curious

11th February 2019

Mrs Corbin

Vocation

Prayerful

                                                          HALF-TERM

 

25th February 2019

Mr. McClarey

Lent  

Selfless

4th March 2019

Mrs Lynn

Science Week

Discerning

11th March 2019

Mr. McCormack

Inspirational People

Selfless

18th March 2019

Mrs Corbin

Miracles

Compassionate

25th March 2019

Miss Mason

CSE Awareness Week

Loving

1st April 2019

Heads of Year

Rights and Responsibilities                    

Learned

8th April 2019

Mrs Thomas

Easter

Dignified

                            EASTER

 

29th April 2019

Mr. McCormack

Mary Mother of God

Eloquent

6th May 2019

Mr. McClarey

Virtues and Values

Merciful

13th May 2019

Mrs Corbin

Peace  

Serene

20th May 2019

Mr. Edmunds  

Community

Spiritual

                              HALF-TERM

 

3rd June 2019

Mr. Ndungu             

Discipleship

Merciful

10th June 2019

Mrs Thomas

The Commandments

Compassionate

17th June 2019

Mr. James

Sanctity of Life

Patient

24th June 2019

Mr. McClarey

Wealth and Poverty          

Just

1st July 2019

Miss Mason

Stewardship

Loving

8th July 2019

Mrs Corbin

Justice

Authentic

15th July 2019

Mr. Edmunds

Looking Ahead

Curious

                             SUMMER  

 

 

 

 

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