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At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

At St. Joseph’s we live, love and learn by the example of Jesus

Prayer and Liturgy

When we pray together, we recognise God's promise that His presence is with us. 


He brings us healing and offers us forgiveness.  We remember Christ's words: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” (Matthew 18:20) 

Our Daily Prayers:


Morning prayer

Oh my God you love me,

You're with me night and day.

I want to love you always

in all I do or say.

I'll try to please you father.

Bless me through the day,



Before Lunch

Bless O God as we sit together.

Bless the food we eat today.

Bless us O God .



After Lunch

Thank you God for the food we have eaten.

Thank you God for the time we have played.



End of day prayer

God Our Father,

We come to say,

thank you for your love today.

Thank you for my family

and all the friends you give to me.

Guard me in the dark of night

and in the morning send your light.





Prayer Progression

We have developed a clear prayer progression so that each class is clear on the prayers to be learnt. Other prayers may also be learnt and used in classes.

Early Years

Make the sign of the cross
Morning prayer
Lunch prayer
End of the day prayer
Greeting the Gospel (Alleluia)
First few lines of Hail Mary

Year 1/2

As above plus:

Hail Mary
Our Father
Spontaneous Prayer
Responses at Mass (And with your Spirit. Peace be with you. Thanks be to God)
Prayers at Mass (Lord have mercy)

Year 3/4

As above plus:

The Glory Be
Angel of God
Act of Sorrow
Act of Contrition
The Apostles Creed
Eternal Rest
Prayers at Mass (Lamb of God)

Year 5/6

As above plus:

Hail Holy Queen
The Nicene Creed
Prayer of St Francis
Prayers at Mass (Gloria)
The Magnificat
Come Holy Spirit

Prayer Services, Masses and Quality Time


Each term, each class shares and celebrates prayer and liturgies in different ways, these include 

  • Termly prayer services from Nursery to Year 6
  • Class Mass held in school
  • Class Mass attend weekly 10am mass in Church
  • Quality time sessions held once a term with Father John for all classes



  • Pupil led worship once a week
  • Adult led worship once a week
  • Singing worship once a week
  • Gospel assembly once a week
  • Celebration assembly once a week


Please see our full calendar for these dates and overviews of prayer and liturgies in our school