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St James's Catholic Primary School

St James's Catholic Primary School

‘Put out into the deep’

Year of St Joseph

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from the 8th December 2020, to 8th December 2021.


In school, we learnt about St Joseph through a special teacher led liturgy.


Our Year 5 children joined with other Richmond Catholic schools for a special liturgy of St Joseph.  This was held remotely via Zoom. It was a lovely occasion to reflect and prayer, looking at the example St Joseph gives us, and to join with other children from different schools.

To mark the end of the Year of St Joseph, each child was presented with a special St Joseph prayer card.