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Remembrance 2018 “Yet ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried.” Isaiah 53:4 These words are taken from the suffering servant song in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.  Many scholars in the Church believe this is the direct prophecy of what would take place some 700-800 Read more…

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November Prayer Themes During the Month of November, we remember it is the Month of the Holy Souls and all those loved ones we wish to pray for who have died. We pray for all who have died in war – soldiers and civilians. 11th November – Remembrance Sunday. This Read more…

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This week is Prisons Week and runs until Sunday 21st October. “Remember prisoners as if you were in prison with them, and people who are mistreated as if you were in their place.”  Hebrews 13:3 CEB During this week we have been encouraged to pray for those who are in Read more…

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Blessed John Henry Newman. October is always a very special month.  There are so many different strands to October in relation to the prayer themes.  We remember St Therese of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus right at the very start of the month along with our Guardian Angels.  It Read more…

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Month of October – Our Lady of the Rosary Mary’s Rose Garden – The Rosary This month we focus upon the Holy Rosary.  We are encouraged to think about Our Lady as we dedicate this month to Her as Queen of the Holy Rosary.  Earliest origins of the Rosary style Read more…

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Holy Archangels This Saturday, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael the Archangels. Saint Michael is the Prince of the Heavenly Hosts of Angels and he is also the chief Warrior Archangel.  He threw the disgraced Archangel Lucifer who became Satan out of heaven along with Read more…

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The Holy Cross of Jesus “(Jesus) emptied Himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are: and being as all men are, He was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.” Philippians 2:7, 8 Within the Catholic Church, there are many different traditions Read more…

Arts Connect Summer newsletter

Arts Connect are funded by Arts Council England to work with schools and Arts and Cultural organisations across the West Midlands, to ensure that children and young people in the region can access and enjoy a rich and meaningful arts and cultural life. Arts Connect believe that meaningful engagement with Read more…

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Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time Jesus said to the disciples, “You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while.” Mark 6:31 As we begin our summer holidays these words from Jesus in Mark’s Gospel reading are timely.  For many of us the past Read more…

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Fifteenth week in ordinary time The Mission of the Twelve Disciples…and our Mission too! “Jesus instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ Read more…

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SVP Summer Appeal update We have had a generous response to the SVP summer appeal so far. Thank you to all who have been diligently bringing in bottled water and deodorants. Your support is so very much appreciated.  May the Lord bless you for your kindness and generosity. Please do Read more…

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sea Sunday This coming Sunday will be Sea Sunday.  This is a special day of prayer and reflection as the Church remembers the work of the Apostleship of the Sea and the many worldwide Chaplains who minister to seafarers and their families. We are Read more…

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SVP/Mini Vinnies Summer Appeal: Appeal on behalf of the Mini Vinnies Group who support the work and outreach of the SVP Group in OLMC Parish, Redditch The SVP have reported that there have been an noticeable increase in the numbers of homeless people coming to the SVP soup kitchen in Read more…

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To all Parents/Carers/Guardians of Year 7 & 8 Confirmandi: A rehearsal has been scheduled for all those who will be making their Confirmation next week. This is due to take place this coming Thursday 28th June in the afternoon.  It will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Read more…

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To all Parents/Guardians/Carers of Year 7 & 8 Confirmandi: Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation 2018 Just a reminder that this year’s Confirmation Masses will be taking place as follows: Parish of St Peter, Bromsgrove: Wednesday 4th July 2018 at 7pm in St Peter’s Church. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Read more…

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The calming of the storm: “…He (Jesus) woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea ‘Quiet now! Be calm! And the wind dropped, and all was calm again.  Then he said to them ‘Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?’ They Read more…

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11th Week in Ordinary Time Jesus said “This is what the Kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land.  Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know.  Of its own accord the land Read more…

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Inauguration for the Year of Renewal of Priestly Life, Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 8th June 2018-28th June 2019 This past Friday on 8th June, we celebrated a lovely Mass in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Our Lord in His love helps us to become the Read more…

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Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus In one of the Gospel readings we read about the story of the widow of Nain whose son was raised to life again by Jesus.  Before this wonderful miracle took place, there is one particular part of the reading which it would be Read more…

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Prayer Themes for the Month of June During the Month of June our attention and focus is on the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the depth of God’s undying and unconditional Love for us. We can use this month to remember God’s great love for us in sending His Son Read more…

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. (Corpus Christi) “And as they were eating, he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing, he broke it and gave it to them. ‘Take it’ he said ‘This is my body.’  Then he took Read more…

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Pentecost Sunday “When Pentecost day came around, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of which filled the entire house in which they were sitting.” Acts of the Apostles 2:1,2 This weekend we shall be Read more…

Issues with Text Messages

After migration to a new broadband service yesterday, we have encountered some issues with systems, which are currently being worked on as a priority. Text messages for parents, and parent pay uploads have both been affected, parents can view the Lourdes IT Status page for further updates and resolutions: http://www.lourdesit.org.uk/service-status/ 

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Third week of Easter We are now in the third week of Easter.  Between now and the Ascension of Jesus we will continue to hear and read about the many appearances which Jesus gave of His Risen Self over the forty days since His Resurrection from the dead and we Read more…

Spring Interim Reports

Please note interim reports are now available on Insight – please login at https://insight.st-bedes.worcs.sch.uk – if you have forgotten your password please use the forgotten password link and enter your username or email to reset your password.

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Holy Week “His state was divine, yet Christ Jesus did not cling to His equality with God, but emptied Himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are, and being as all men are, He was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.”  Read more…

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Fifth Week of Lent – Passiontide We are now entering into the final two weeks of Lent.  This is also known within the Church as ‘Passiontide’. The word ‘Passion’ in this case refers not to intense feelings or emotions but has its roots in the Latin word ‘passio’ meaning ‘to Read more…

Vocations Information

Year for the renewal of priestly life – 8th June 2018-28th June 2019 An exciting opportunity is coming up within the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Beginning and ending on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 2018 and 2019, a special Year of prayer and reflection will be happening. Read more…

Catholic Life – UPDATE

To all Parents of Year 7 and 8 Confirmandi who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in July this year. A special retreat day has been arranged for all Confirmandi. Please click on the link below for more details. Retreat Letter May 2018

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Reminder for all parents of Year 7 and 8 Confirmandi from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and St Peter’s Parish Bromsgrove. All fully completed Sponsor Cards are to be handed in to Miss Downes in school by 28th March 2018.  Instructions for completing the Sponsor Card. Please complete in Read more…

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Fourth Week of Lent – Laetare Sunday We are now beginning the fourth week of Lent. This Sunday, it will be the fourth Sunday of Lent and it is also known as Laetare Sunday. Laetare is a Latin word which means ‘rejoice!’ Our thoughts this week are bitter-sweet. We are Read more…

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This Sunday marks the Third Sunday of Lent. We are now halfway through our Lenten journey. This week our Gospel comes from St John’s Gospel Chapter 2: 13-25 NIV when Jesus clears the Temple Courts. When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple Read more…

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Season of Lent As we are now well under way into the holy Season of Lent, as part of our prayer life we shall be making the reflective and prayerful journey of the Stations of the Cross. These start this week on Friday, 2nd March here in school.  They will continue Read more…

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The Transfiguration of Jesus “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.  His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.” Mark 9:2,3 (NIV) Yesterday at Read more…

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5th Week in Ordinary Time 2018 On the face of it some of last weekend’s readings may have seemed to be a bit negative and despondent.  Job (pronounced Jobe) was a man whose faith in God was tested to the very limit. Job says, “….relentlessly I fret till twilight falls.” Job 7:4.  He Read more…

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Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) Tomorrow, 2nd February, is the feast of Candlemas or the Presentation of the Lord. “When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law Read more…

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January 2018 To all Confirmandi making their Confirmation in July 2018 Instructions for completing the Confirmation Enrolment Certificate & Sponsor Card Dear Candidate, Prior to your attendance at the Enrolment Mass you will receive an Enrolment Certificate attached with this sheet.  Please take careful note of the following points:  This Read more…

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Racial Justice Sunday 2018 Yesterday the Church commemorated Racial Justice Sunday.  On this day as part of the normal celebration of Mass all Catholics were asked to pray for all those who have suffered or who are currently suffering unjust and unfair treatment because of their race or ethnicity. We Read more…

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  Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity that promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). 27 January is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January Read more…

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Christian Unity Week 2018 On Thursday this week, it was the start of Christian Unity Week.  This is an annual event of eight days (an octave) of prayer in which believers of all Christian Denominations come together and share special services, days of prayer and ecumenical events which take place Read more…