This coming Sunday is Racial Justice Sunday. The theme is ‘A Time to Act‘. Racial issues and inequalities were identified nationally and internationally in 2020 generating awareness, emotion and outrage. In light of this Racial Justice Sunday 2021 is particularly significant. The Bishops' Conference website have shared this message: 'This year's Racial Justice Sunday is more important than ever. The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the killing of George Floyd, and the powerful message on fraternity and equality by Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti speak of the need to actively oppose racism and pursue racial justice with renewed vigour.' On the page you will find a beautiful prayer and links to a reflection. There is also a message from Bishop Paul MacAleenan (Lead Bishop for Racial Justice). https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/racial-justice-sunday-2021/
Fratelli Tutti:The Vatican have a website devoted to Pope Francis' latest Encyclical. Included on it are some useful infographics to help you navigate this important document. http://www.humandevelopment.va/en/fratelli-tutti.html
You will have noticed the new, refreshed design of our school website. This is the updated version produced by School Life. Most of the main tabs and content are the same as the previous version, however, if you have any questions or queries please contact the school office. The remote learning page can now be found within the 'Our School' tab along the tool bar at the top of the landing page.
From Monday 1st February St. Joseph's will form part of a new, larger Multi Academy Company named Emmaus. A letter from the Chair of the Board and the CEO will be sent to all members of our community on Monday. We give thanks to God for all we have achieved as part of St. Nicholas Owen CMAC, and look forward to the new chapter in St. Joseph's history as part of a new family of schools together. St. Nicholas Owen...Pray for Us.
Fr. Philip has created the first of four short videos to inform and support our Year 3 parents with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. The theme for the first video is Reconciliation. This can be viewed via the school website within the Catholic Life tab on the landing page.
Click on the following link to the NHS website for information on what to do if you or your child/ren show the main symptoms of Coronavirus. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms
We have all experienced challenges and difficulties during this pandemic, but sometimes we may need support from someone else or know of someone who may need additional help. Dudley MBC have created a 'Support for Families' leaflet which signposts local services to parents. We have also included an updated list of support for parents via a range of local and national agencies. These documents can be found within the Covid 19 tab on the school website landing page.
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Lord Jesus Christ,
in your ministry
you were approached by people
of many different nations and cultures.
You listened to their cry for help,
treated them with love and compassion,
and brought them healing and wholeness.
In our own time may we provide
to all those who are suffer
the help that they need
and the care that they require.
May we respond to the invitation of the Holy Spirit
to dream of a world made new
where the poor are not forgotten
but are given the opportunity
to live and flourish
with good health and equal prospects.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be: Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
Intention for evangelization - Human fraternity
May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.