We have strong links with our parish community, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church. Our parish priest, Richard Hardstaff, regularly joins us to celebrate Mass in school. At key times throughout the year, namely Advent and Lent, Father Richard offers us the sacrament of reconciliation within our school.
We work closely with Father Richard to support of our Year 3 children when they receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Parents and children take part in a comprehensive program of study in preparation for these sacraments and school staff work hard to deliver this at lunchtime.
We also have strong links to The Good Shepherd Church since St Margaret Clitherow Academy serves both parishes. Our SMC Parish Ambassadors are on the Reading Rota at both Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and The Good Shepherd Churches. The children are proud to lead their Parish Community in prayer by taking responsibility for the readings at Mass.
We are also excited to be starting our ‘Mini Vinnies’, working closely with our parish SVP group to help people in our community in the spirit of social justice.