St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic
Primary School

Year of Prayer

2025 will be a Jubilee year in the Catholic Church. To prepare for this special year Pope Francis has designated 2024 as a Year of Prayer. During this year we are encouraged to deepen our commitment to prayer and accompany others, especially school communities, in their prayer life.

We should reflect and think about why we pray.



“Prayer unites us; it makes us brothers and sisters. It is in prayer that our hearts find the strength not to be cold and insensitive in the face of injustice. In prayer, God keeps calling us, opening our hearts to charity.”

Pope Francis


During the year there will be a particular focus on the prayer Jesus taught us, the ‘Our Father.’

Our Father, 
Who art in Heaven, 
hallowed be Thy name; 
Thy Kingdom come, 
Thy will be done 
on earth as it is in Heaven. 
Give us this day our daily bread; 
and forgive us our trespasses 
as we forgive those who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. 


Prayer Progression

For the Year of Prayer we have introduced prayer progression at St Joseph's.

As part of our Catholic faith life, the children pray daily. As the children move up the school from Reception to Year 6 , the prayers they learn develop and help to deepen their understanding of the power and and spiritual enrichment attributed to daily worship.

Age phase 5-7(KS1) 7-9 (Lower KS2) 9-11 (Upper KS2)






 Other Prayers