School Chaplains

“I come that they may have life, and have life to the full” John 10:10

Welcome to Holy Rosary’s Pupil Chaplains’ page

Meet the Chaplaincy Team

Adult lay Chaplain: Mrs Atkinson
On behalf of myself, the headteacher, the governors and all the staff I would like to warmly welcome our Pupil Chaplains “GIFT” Team appointed September 2019 and these children are in our current year 6 class.

We know you’ll do a fantastic job as God is in your hearts.

The Role of a Pupil Chaplain

The role of a Pupil Chaplain is to serve as a member of their Chaplaincy Team to support the Catholic Life of the School.

They will be entrusted with the responsibility of:
• Giving joyful witness of Christ in our school.

• Providing support for staff in the delivery of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils across the curriculum.

• Pastoral care of staff and pupils.

• Assisting with the delivery and development of the prayer life of the school supporting assemblies, class prayer times and prayer groups.

• Developing the use of a chapel for anyone in school to use.

• Being present on parents’ afternoons and/or evenings, and other school events, to help with the welcome of all the community.

• Organising a variety of events to support local, national and international charities, for example: Cornerstone; Cancer charities; Local Food Banks

“I come that they may have life, and have life to the full” John 10:10

Latest News

Autumn Term 2020

September – We welcome back the Chaplaincy team after what has been a long time away for us all.  It’s difficult for us to meet up this term as Mrs Atkinson is in a separate bubble but we can come together through our  virtual assemblies still.

September 10th 9.30am – Father Phil conducted our first virtual assembly and the chaplains led the bidding prayers.

September 11th 10am – The whole school attended a virtual mass led by Bishop John from Salford Cathedral.

October 7th – Feast of the Holy Rosary.  The chaplains attended this zoom, along with their Rosary beads.

October 20th – 60 years of Holy Rosary – Party day!

October 22nd Harvest Festival zoom  – The chaplains and Mrs Atkinson led this virtually together.  Any donations can be sent to Oldham food bank.

Poppy Appeal – During November Poppies will be sold in classes for a small donation.

Chaplains’ Challenge – This term’s challenge is to write a prayer/poem dedicated to Mary our Mother.

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