Prayer is an important part of the life of the school - we pray together, use the formal prayers of the Church and write our own prayers.
Each month we have a special prayer to be used in Collective Worship (Assemblies, Class prayers etc) this is noted on the monthly newsletter.
|Morning Prayers||FS1 & 2, Years 1 to 6|
|Snack Prayers||FS1 & 2|
|Grace Before Meals||FS2, Years 1 to 6|
|Grace After Meals/Evening Prayer||FS2, Years 1 to 6|
|An Act of Contrition||All Years|
We are very privileged to be able to celebrate 3 Sacraments with your child as they progress through the school. These are:
|The Sacrament of Reconciliation||Spring Term Year 3|
|Holy Eucharist||Summer Term Year 3|
|Confirmation||Summer Term Year 6|
The children are very carefully prepared for these sacraments in school and we work very closely with our Parish Priest Father Dominic Kavanagh and with you as parents.
Our links with St. Augustine's Parish are very strong. The Priests of the Parish are very regular visitors to school to say Mass, hear Confession (Advent, Lent), visit and talk to classes, support the Sacramental Programme and the R.E. Curriculum.
Our Parish is:
Our Parish Priest is: Father Dominic Kavanagh
Supported by: Father Paul Devaney and Deacon Kevin
As a Catholic School we are inspected by the Archdiocese - it was said of our school in a previous inspection:
"St. Augustine's is a very good school based on a strong Catholic ethos. The relationships between the children are very good, with older children readily caring for the younger ones. The strong prayer life of the School has a very positive effect on the children's spiritual and moral development".
A full R.E. Inspection Report is available on request.