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Catholic Life, Collective Worship and Religious Education at

Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College


Catholic Life Newsletter- December 2019

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Blessed Edward Oldcorne was born in York in 1661. He left England to study in France and also went to college in Rome to train to be a priest. In 1588 he risked his life by returning to England with a small group of other priests. They spent their first night hiding in a wood. Blessed Edward Oldcorne risked his life many times by venturing out of hiding places to speak to people and bring them back to the Catholic faith. He was eventually caught. He was charged with treason and accused of being involved in the gunpowder plot. He was executed at Red Hill on April 7th 1606. His feast day is January 27th.  

Our School Mission Statement

 Our College Chaplain Father Andrew

Father Andrew is supported by Canon Brian and Father Stephen

The Liturgical Year

The liturgical year follows the life of Jesus. It begins with advent at the start of December where we start to prepare for the coming of our saviour.

Where are we now in the Liturgical Year?

Ordinary Time: After Epiphany we enter Ordinary Time. This is where we remember the teaching ministry of Jesus.

Lent: Lent begins on Wednesday 5th March 2019. This is when we remember the 40 days and nights Jesus was in the desert resisting temptation. During Lent we are encourage to give something up so that we too can resist temptation. Lent comes to end during Holy Week. This is when we remember the last week of Jesus’ life.

Easter: The Easter season begins with the Easter Triduum. This consists of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross to save us from sin and his power over death on Easter Sunday.

Our prayer intentions this term are: Our prayer intentions during Lent are:

Religious Education at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College

Pupils study Religious Education all the way through their time at Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College. In Key Stage 3 pupils study Catholic Christianity as well as learning about Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. At Key Stage 4 pupils study AQA Religious Studies B: Catholic Christianity, Judaism, Religion, relationships and family and Religion, human rights and social justice.

Link to RE curriculum

The RE Department

Left-Right: Mr McCormack, Mrs Ball, Mr Ndungu, Miss Coombes, Mr James, Mrs Thomas

All members of the RE Department support Mr McCormack (deputy head) with Catholic Life through our school chaplaincy team.