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St James’s Catholic Primary School ‘Put out into the deep’


What is Adoremus?


“Adoremus is a unique opportunity for the Church to gather and reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist and particularly to explore the place of Eucharistic Adoration.” 
Cardinal Vincent Nichols​



Adoremus is Latin and refers to our call to Adoration. The Bishops of England and Wales have called us to focus for the next year on the Eucharist, what it means and the place that is has in our lives.
A National Eucharistic Congress was held from the 7th to 9th September in Liverpool. This was a gathering of Catholics to witness to the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and to adore together His supreme act of love.
We will also be using the  Westminster Diocese Adoremus prayer:
Westminster Prayer
Jesus, You are truly present
in the Most Holy Eucharist.
Help me feel Your presence
every time I visit you.
Give me Your strength
when I receive You
in Holy Communion.
And, receiving Your love,
help me take that love to others.
I ask this in Your name.


Corpus Christi June 2018

To mark the Feast of Corpus Christi, we held our annual day of Adoration in school. Canon Peter Newby and Deacon Guido, from St Margaret's Parish, led us in this special celebration. The whole school gathered for a service of Adoration and Benediction. Throughout the day each class spent time together in Adoration in the library. We were responding to Cardinal Nichols call for all schools and parishes to have a time of public Adoration in preparation for the Adoremus National Eucharistic Conference in September. The children prayed the Westminster Prayer during their class time of Adoration.


Assemblies September 2018


During whole school assembly on Friday 7th September, Mrs Yarnell talked to the children about the Adoremus Conference that was taking place that weekend. She showed the children the school's Monstrance and Tabernacle, and talked about what was going to happen in Liverpool that weekend. 


During Phase assemblies the week after the conference, children were shown pictures from the weekend, and were asked to reflect on how the Eucharist is the center of the Catholic Faith.

Joint Eucharistic Celebration with other Richmond Catholic schools October 2018


At the end of October, Year Six gathered with children from across the Catholic schools in Richmond borough for a joint Eucharistic celebration. We met at St Mary's University, and celebrated Mass together before holding a Eucharistic Procession around the campus. Ms Armstrong and our Note Bene choir helped lead all the schools in singing hymns during Mass and the time of Adoration afterwards. Each school brought along a symbol of their school. We presented a large shell, representing St James's. 

Year 6 Adoremus Art


In preparation for the Joint Richmond Schools Eucharistic Celebration, Year Six children produced their own Adoremus art work in their art lessons. The children reflected on the Eucharist and the Mass, and the sacred vessels used. They then produced their own art pieces showing the host and a chalice. 

Year 6 Adoremus pictures