The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

This Sunday is the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.  We were due to celebrate the feast day of our patron saint on Tuesday 30 June with a Mass for all the pupils in school, and ice lollies for all at lunch time.

Instead, I offer you below words and images from a liturgy prepared for us by Miss Keogh, the school chaplain at Oaklands, that you may wish to use at home on Sunday, or on Tuesday when we would have had our school Mass.  I also suggest that, if this weather holds, celebratory ice creams should be the order of the day at home to mark our school’s annual feast day.

Mr R Cunningham


On our great patronal feast, we gather together, both near and far, to celebrate as a school community. May this day and the prayers of Saint Peter draw us closer together, even though we are apart. We pray that our school community will be greatly blessed on this day and we will all be filled with joy!

We bring all our prayers to our loving Father, who loves and cares for us.

We pray for the Pope, who follows in the footsteps of St Peter to share the Good News with the world. May Pope Francis always be filled with the Holy Spirit and lead us closer to Jesus.

Lord in Your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER. 

We pray for the whole Catholic Church across the world, which St Peter built through his mission from Jesus. We pray that the Catholic Church will always bring love and the joy of the Gospel to the world.

Lord in Your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER. 

We pray for our school community, that as we celebrate the feast of St Peter, we will be filled with joy. May we be brave to follow Jesus just like St Peter did.  May we be filled with hope for when we can all be together again.

Lord in Your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

We pray for all those who are sick and suffering, and for those who have died, especially those who have been affected by the coronavirus. We pray for those who are still alone and those who are afraid.

Lord in Your mercy, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

Lord Jesus, You chose St Peter to take the Good News to the world and to build Your Church. May we, as members of Your Church and the great family of God, always share the Gospel, seek to do good and love everyone as You taught us to. Hear all our prayers, which we make through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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