Religious Education

As a voluntary aided Roman Catholic School the basic religious ethos is to be found across the whole curriculum and not just within the RE timetable.

The whole aim of the school is the Christian growth of the children, not simply their growth in Faith but their growing awareness of the world as a maturing Christian.

The school will foster in children respect for the value of their own culture and the culture of others and help them to live harmoniously in society.

Racism and racial prejudice will be challenged with positive attitudes.

At St. Bridget’s school we aim to provide a religious education based on the teachings of Jesus, the Bible and the Church, whilst also teaching the children about other faiths.

We follow the Diocesan guidelines and the scheme “The Way, The Truth and The Life” for resources.

School services and Masses are held at key points through the year and parents and families are invited to join us on a number of occasions.

We enjoy involvement with our Local Parish and our Parish Priest as well as celebrating significant points with our local schools and churches.

Religious Events Celebrated in our School

  • Lent & Easter
  • Festivals & Saints Feast Days
  • Reconciliation
  • First Holy Communion
  • Remembrance
  • Advent & Christmas
  • The Year of Mercy

 

re1The Year of Mercy

December 8th 2015 marks the start of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy announced by Pope Francis. The purpose of this Holy Year of Mercy is to highlight the importance of being merciful to one another, as God is to us. Jesus said, "Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy" (Matthew 5:7). The Holy Year of Mercy presents a wonderful opportunity to catechists and families and offers us a time to focus on and practise the virtue of mercy in our daily lives. Mercy is the caring for the needs of people's minds, hearts, and lives. It means to share in God's forgiveness and love.

A new fairly controversial logo has been unveiled as a constant reminder of the importance of the year.

The logo entitled ‘Merciful Like the Father’ is the work of Jesuit Father Marko I. Rupnik and depicts the Son having taken upon his shoulders the lost soul. The logo has been designed in such a way so as to express the profound way in which the Good Shepherd touches the flesh of humanity and does so with love and with the power to change one’s life. One particular feature worthy of note is his eyes which are merged with those of man. Christ sees with the eyes of Adam, and Adam with the eyes of Christ. The scene is captured within the so called mandorla (the shape of an almond), a figure quite important in medieval iconography. The three concentric ovals, with colours progressively lighter, suggest the movement of Christ who carries humanity out of the night of sin and death.