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Liturgical Year

In the liturgical year, we repeat the core of Jesus' life. Celebrating the liturgical year means participating in Jesus' life: from His becoming man (Advent), through His birth (Christmas), His last time with the disciples (Holy Thursday), His death (Good Friday), His Resurrection from the dead (Easter), all the way to the sending of the Holy Spirit (Pentecost). 

Two periods of preparation lead up to the high points in the liturgical year: Advent prepares our hearts for the arrival of God made man; Lent teaches us to represent, so that we will have new life at Easter. 

The feast days of the saints also lead us to Jesus. Their lives give us an example of a life lived closed to God. 

At Saint Joseph's we live the liturgical year in a number of ways. For example, at the start of each month we gather as a school and a parish family for a Mass which is based on the liturgical year.

The Pupil Chaplains, through a variety of activities, support our desire to live the liturgical year. They lead daily prayer at lunch, which all children attend over the month, which is based on the liturgical year. 

There are many other ways we live the liturgical year through worship, assemblies, RE lessons, visitors to school and other activities.   

September: The Season of Creation

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

and the Month of Mission

November: All Saints and All Souls,

and Red Wednesday

December: Advent

January: Our Holy Father's Intentions for Peace

and the Sunday of the Word of God

February: The Holy Family, and Saint Josephine Bakhita

March: Lent

April: Easter

May: Our Lady

June: Saints Peter and Paul,

and The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

July: Eucharist (Holy Father’s Intentions),

and Our Lady of Mount Carmel