As a Catholic College we take our responsibility to support parents in the spiritual development and faith formation of their children very seriously.
We believe that every child is entitled to opportunities for prayer, worship and reflection and all are encouraged through this to further develop their relationship with God.
Our college prayer which is said most days reminds our students of the importance of upholding the dignity of all, of recognising Christ in every person, of reaching out to those in need and respecting one another as valuable members of God’s Creation.
Our college Lay Chaplain Chris Copley and his assistant Mr Andy Doherty ensure that there is a well-planned ‘Catholic Life of the college programme’ that acknowledges the rhythms of the Liturgical year while also providing opportunities for students to live out their faith in action.
They are supported in their work by Fr. Sean Molloy and Fr. Kieron Walker
We are delighted to be able to offer students in Year 8 (the opportunity of a Residential Retreat at the Youth Village near Consett in County Durham.
The highlight of House Day 1 was SBSJ’s Got Talent.
SBSJ Newsletter Issue 9
Dates for your diary from the Catholic Youths Service.
During Advent we changed our focus and each form group collected specific items of food to make up their form’s ‘Hampers of Hope’.
Specially selected students were in for a treat when a special guest arrived at their Christmas party.
Students explained how they were collecting tins for the St Pio’s Friary for the soup kitchen they run to help feed the those struggling to make ends meet or living alone or on the streets.
On Monday 3 December, the whole school celebrated Advent with prayers, meditations and activities designed to open our hearts for the coming of Christ into our community and into our lives this Christmas.
On Saturday 17th November, past students of St Joseph’s College arrived at our Ignis site to celebrate and remember their school days at the College.