Friday 2nd March 2018
We start out this step by asking God to give us the grace to recognise our sins. They may well be many. But do not forget to acknowledge the sin of simply turning away, a sin of failing to bother to address a need crying out for help, an injustice waiting to be addressed, a hurt longing to find healing. Pope Francis was once asked: 'Who is Jorge Bergoglia?' He responded: 'I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech. I am a sinner...whom the Lord has looked upon.' We are all sinners, beggars before God's throne of mercy. That is our best hope: to ask, to beseech God for his mercy. This is a crucial part of the 'way of proceeding'.
Good Shepherd Appeal 2018
Since the early years of the twentieth century, children in the Archdiocese of Birmingham have helped raise funds for Father Hudson's Care during Lent. Children use the boxes to save money they would normally spend on sweets and treats, thereby practising abstinence and almsgiving. Money raised through the appeal helps sustain Father Hudson's work with vulnerable people across the Diocese. Mrs Davies, who works for Father Hudson's, will be speaking with the children at this Monday's Gospel assembly.
Parents' Evening Questionnaire
Parents will be able to complete the questionnaire via the school website. A separate tab has been created on the home page which allows direct access to the survey. Paper copies will also be available for parents who do not have access to the website via an electronic device. Parents will be able to access this survey from next Tuesday onwards. Thank you.
|Tuesday 6th March||am||South Dudley Finals - Sportshall Athletics Competition|
|Tuesday 6th March||3.30pm-5.30pm||Parents' Evening|
|Wednesday 7th March||5pm-7pm||Parents' Evening|
|Wednesday 7th March||4pm||SLP Cross Country Competition at St Joseph's|
|Thursday 8th March||9.10am||Year 2 Class Mass|
|Friday 9th March||pm||PTA Mother's Day Sale|
|Saturday 10th March||am||Dudley Cross Country Championship (Baggeridge Park)|
|Sunday 11th March||Mothering Sunday|
|Tuesday 13th March||am||SLP Unity Service|
|Tuesday 13th March||2.15pm||Year 1 Class Mass|
|Wednesday 14th March||am||Dudley Tag Rugby Finals (Oldswinford Hospital School)|
|Wednesday 14th March||4pm||SLP Cross Country Competition at Ridgewood High School (TBC)|
|Wednesday 14th March||6.30pm||Years 3 and 4 Production|
|Thursday 15th March||6.30pm||Years 3 and 4 Production|
|Thursday 15th March||pm||High 5 Netball Finals at Windsor High School|
|Friday 16th March||all day||PTA St. Patrick's Mufti Day|
|Friday 16th March||all day||Year 2 Educational Visit to Dudley Zoo|
|Monday 19th March||all day||St. Joseph's Feast Day|
|Monday 19th March||2pm||Whole School Mass|
|Thursday 22nd March||7pm||First Holy Communion Session for Parents (OLAS)|
|Friday 23rd March||2.45pm||Year 5 Guitar Concert|
|Saturday 24th March||10.30am||Children's First Holy Communion Preparation Session (OLAS Parish Centre)|
|Sunday 25th March||10.30am||First Holy Communion Preparation Mass (OLAS)|
|w/c Monday 26th March||Holy Week|
|Thursday 29th March||9.10am||End of term Mass|
|Thursday 29th March||11am-2pm||Dudley Gymnastics Competition|
DPA Open Evening, 20th March 2018 @ Netherton Arts Centre, 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Children and families are invited to the Arts Centre to find out about learning a musical instrument. We hope that you will encourage children who have expressed an interest to come along and try a range of instruments/meet teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for schools with whole class programmes to provide an opportunity for students to think about learning next year.
INSET Days 2018-19
Dudley Term Dates for 2018-19 are available on the School Website under the 'Term Dates' tab.
|Day 1||Monday 3rd September 2018|
|Day 2||Friday 12th October 2018|
|Day 3||Monday 25th February 2019|
|Day 4||Monday 3rd June 2019|
|Day 5||Monday 22nd July 2019|
Lunchtime Sports Clubs
|Monday||Years 4 - 6||Cross Country (Mr Carry)|
|Tuesday||Years 4 - 6||School Football Team Training (Mr Taylor/Mr Carry)|
|Wednesday||Years 3 and 4||Football Training (Your Sport)|
|Thursday||Years 4 to 6||Cross Country (Mr Carry)|
|Friday||Years 5 to 6||Football Training (Your Sport)|
Stourbridge Tennis Club - Easter Camp
The tennis coaching team at Stourbridge Tennis Club will be running an Easter Camp from 11th until 13th April. There are options for full day or half days and even an early drop-off. For further details please contact Kirk Woodhall (07792 755567) or Grant Chapman (07800 936550). We are also looking to start an after school tennis club next term on a Wednesday which will be led by Grant. Further details will be available shortly.
Dudley Inter School Maths Competition
Congratulations to both the Lower and Upper Key Stage Teams who took part in the preliminary round of the Dudley Inter School Maths competition earlier this week. Both teams successfully qualified as runners-up to the reach the finals of this competition which will take place later this academic year. Well done to all our mathematicians!
Virtues Focus - Intentional and Prophetic
Pupils at St. Joseph's School are growing to be intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others. Intentional means planning our actions and choosing to live how God wants us to. Prophetic means spreading the word of God through how we live our lives.
Prayer of the Week (Wednesday Word)
Dear Lord Jesus, please fill us with enthusiasm to love you, to serve you, and to help others to know you. Amen.
Pope's Intentions for March
Say "No" to Corruption - That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.