Friday 12th November 2021

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In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus (using the language and imagery of his time) describes the ‘earth-shaking’ signs of his return at the end of time. The Gospel gives us only images about the end of the world, not a detailed time-table. Jesus reminds us to look beyond the 'troubles of the world', to something far more important. Jesus assures us that although many things in the world may change, his words will last forever. We can be certain that our faithfulness to God will be rewarded in this life and in the life to come.

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Thank you to Mrs Riley and our Year 2 children for all their preparation and hard-work in organising and leading our Remembrance Assembly on Armistice Day on Thursday.  Sunday is Remembrance Sunday whereby we give thanks to all those men and women who served their country and gave the ultimate sacrifice.  We also remember all the civilians who have been affected by war.  We pray that one day there will be an end to all conflict so that we can live in peace and harmony with our brothers and sisters from around the world. 

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15th to 19th November 2021 and it has the theme 'One Kind Word'. The week will begin with Odd Socks Day (on Monday) which is supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks.

Kindness is more important today than it has ever been. The isolation of the last year has underlined how little acts of consideration can break down barriers and brighten the lives of the people around us. This is one of the reasons, that ‘One Kind Word’ has been chosen as the theme of Anti-Bullying Week.

Following the success of the campaign in 2020 – when a jaw-dropping 80% of schools marked the week reaching over 7.5 million children and young people - the Anti-Bullying Alliance (which coordinates the campaign each year in England and Wales) asked over 400 young people, teachers, and parents, what they wanted from this year’s Anti-Bullying Week. Again and again, the young and not-so-young told us they wanted anti-bullying work to be about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks.

For further information please go to the Anti-Bullying Alliance website: Anti-Bullying Week 2021: One Kind Word (

Gifts from God Assembly

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Congratulations to the following children for being chosen by their class teachers for either Good Work or displaying our School Virtues (Eloquent and Truthful) this week.    Well done also to St.Mark for gaining the most house points.

Class Good Work Virtues
Reception Luca Maisie
Year 1 Annie Erin
Year 2 Whole class Daniel
Year 3 Louis Charlie
Year 4 Annabel Lois
Year 5 Ronnie Thomas
Year 6 Fenton Hermione

Our Lady's & All Saints Mass Times

You are all welcome to join us at Our Lady's & All Saints Church.

Saturday 5.00pm

Sunday 8.30am and 11am

Cancer Research

Thank you to everyone who donated to our recent non-uniform day in aid of Cancer Research. We have raised £202.16 for this wonderful charity.

Latest advice for parents on coronavirus from the DfE

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.

Covid Family Support Information

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.

Black Country Health Care 24-7 Support Line for adults and young people

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have just launched a 24-7 support line for adults, older adults, children and young people who require urgent mental health support during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please don't suffer in silence.  If you are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during these uncertain times, then pick up the phone and speak to one of the specialist mental health professionals who will be able to support you.  Further details and contact information can be found on the flyer within the Covid 19 tab on the school website.  

Wednesday Word Link

The Wednesday Word can be accessed via following link: The Wednesday Word Primary School Resource | Catholic Church.  Please go through this with leaflet with your child so that they become more familiar and understand the focus of the Gospel each week.

Prayer of the Week

Virtues Focus - Learned and Wise

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.

Pope's Intention for November

People Who Suffer from Depression

We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and light that opens them up to life.

Emmaus CMAC
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