In this Sunday's Gospel, we are reminded about Jesus' kingship - not one of political power, crowns and splendour, but one of peace and truth. He is not an earthly king - his kingdom is heaven. At his trial Jesus stands up for God's true values of love and forgiveness which lead us to the truth. Jesus also reveals the truth about ourselves. Our leaders in the Archdiocese of Birmingham have supported the independent inquiry concerning events which have happened in the past. The work being conducted through this inquiry will support the strengthening and improvements in safeguarding practice within the Church. The welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults is a fundamental priority of the Archdiocese. We pray for the people who have been affected by events which have happened in the past and pray for our Chuch leaders to continue to guide their communities in the way of Christ Jesus.
Please join our parish this Sunday for Mass at 10.30am as we mark the end of the liturgical year, the feast of Christ the King, Youth Sunday and the enrolment of our Year 6 pupils as they embark on their journey of faith to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 27th January 2018. Please keep our Year 6 Confirmandi in your prayers at this time.
A reminder that our additional open morning session for Reception 2019 parents will take place on Thursday 29th November starting at 9.15am. Please let any prospective parents know of this date. Thank you.
|Year||Good Work||Catholic Virtues|
|Reception||Tabitha and Xanthe||Harry|
|Year 1||Archie and Matty||Katie|
|Sunday 25th November||Year 6 Enrolment Mass at OLAS||10.30am|
|Monday 26th November||Resources Committee Meeting||7pm|
|Thursday 29th November||Reception 2019 Open Morning||9.15am|
|Friday 30th November||Year 3 Assembly||9.10am|
|Saturday 1st December||OLAS Christmas Fayre||10.30am|
|Saturday 1st December||PTA Film Night with Santa||4.15pm|
|Sunday 2nd December||First Sunday of Advent|
|Monday 3rd December||Section 48 Inspection|
|Monday 3rd December||Advent Mass||10.55am|
|Tuesday 4th December||Section 48 Inspection|
|Tuesday 4th December||Music and Mince Pies Performance||9.30am|
|Thursday 6th December||Flu Vaccination - Reception class up to Year 5|
|Sunday 9th December||Carol Concert at OLAS||3pm|
|Monday 10th December||Full Academy Committee Meeting||7pm|
|Tuesday 11th December||PTA Bags2School collection||9am|
|Wednesday 12th December||School Celebration for the Feast Day of St. John - children in St. John's house can wear red this day|
|Wednesday 12th December||School Christmas Dinner|
|Thursday 13th December||Reception Nativity||2.15pm|
|Friday 14th December||Year 5 Guitar Concert||2.45pm|
|Monday 17th December||Pantomime performance for children (funded by the PTA)|
|Wednesday 19th December||KS1 Nativity||1.30pm and 6.30pm|
|Friday 21st December||End of term Mass||9.10am|
|Friday 21st December||School Carol Concert||2.45pm|
|Monday 7th January||Spring term begins - children start school||8.45am|
|Monday||Multi-skills||Years 1 to 3||8am|
|Monday||Dance SPACE STILL AVAILABLE||Years 3 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||Gymnastics||Years 3 to 6||8am|
|Tuesday||Irish Dancing||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Tuesday||Play Leader Training||Years 5 and 6||12.50pm-1.20pm|
|Wednesday||Multi-skills||Years 4 to 6||8am|
|Wednesday||Football (mixed)||Years 3 and 4||12.45pm|
|Thursday||Gymnastics||Years 1 and 2||8am|
|Thursday||School Football Team||Years 4 to 6||12.45pm|
|Thursday||High 5 Netball (mixed)||Years 4 to 6||3.15pm-4.15pm|
|Friday||Football (mixed)||Years 5 and 6||12.45pm|
|Friday||Football (mixed)||Years 1 to 6||3.15pm-4.45pm|
Pupils at St. Joseph's growing to be faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for leading us in the way of truth - to help God's kingdom of love to grow in our hearts, in our homes and in our schools. Amen.
In the Service of Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.