Prayer is very important in the life of our school and is rooted in the Lasallian Value of Faith in the Presence of God. Each form has its own Prayer Book, which includes examples of prayers said in the Form. This prayer book accompanies the students and their form throughout their Spiritual life at St Margaret Ward. Many of the prayers have been written by the students and reflect their concern and social awareness of those in need.
Praying Each Day is the website run by the De La Salle, dedicated to prayer and replection. It offers prayers and reflections for each day and helps us in our prayer life, and helping us to be in the presence of God, as St Jean Baptiste De La Salle taught us.
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Praying Each Day
Prayer is an important part of life here at St Margaret Ward. Here are some of our traditional prayers
Assemblies are held each week for the year groups. At St Margaret Ward we have a rota where Assemblies are led by:
- Senior Leadership Team
- Pastoral Leaders
- Heads and Assistant Heads of Year
- The Lay Chaplain
- Fidei groups
We endeavour to follow the Gospel of the week and include our Lasallian Values. Fidei Assemblies are prepared and delivered by the Fidei group who will reflect and pray for issues pertinent to them.
As a Lasallian school we believe it is important to start each day in the presence of God. Signum Fidei translates from Latin as “Sign of Faith”. The star that led the wisemen to Jesus was called the Signum Fidei – and as it led the wisemen, it should lead and guide us each morning. Fidei time provides our students with a faith filled start to each day. Signum Fidei is our sign of faith. The Lasallian star is our Signum Fidei and it reminds us of the Lasallian values that should be evident within our school community.
Each morning students begin the day with prayer, including setting up their Fidei group prayer box, and then complete an activity. These include; discussion, reflection and mentoring, prayer reflections as well as weekly Assembly and Touching Hearts sessions.
Mass and Liturgy
All Year groups come together at various points throughout the Liturgical and Academic year to celebrate various feast days and important moments including; Holy Days of Obligation, End of Term/Year, Christmas and Easter.
Additionally, Year 7 have a welcome service and also are taken down to our local Parish of Sacred Heart to join for Mass with one of our feeder Primaries, St Wilfrid’s.