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Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul 26 June 2018 - St Peters and St Pauls Mass The Solemnity of St Peters and St Paul is this Friday 29th June, which is a Holy Day of Obligation. The whole school, students and staff, we will be walking to St Michael’s Catholic Church on Coalway Road, Penn to celebrate Mass with our Chaplain Monsignor Mark Crisp as […]
Wear it Purple Day and Cake Sale 08 June 2018 - On Friday 25th May 2018, the staff turned the school purple by wearing purple clothes to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer. ‘Wear it Purple’ day is normally in November but St Edmund’s Catholic Academy decided to have theirs near to the anniversary of the passing of their beloved colleague Mandy Whittaker who sadly died of […]
Good Shepherd Mass 07 June 2018 - On Tuesday 5th June many primary schools in the diocese, along with schools from the Bishop Cleary MAC, including St Edmund’s Catholic Academy, gathered together at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Penn to celebrate ‘The Good Shepherd’ Mass. The choir and a group of musicians from St. Edmund’s Catholic Academy provided the music and were […]
The Feast of Ascension 09 May 2018 - Tomorrow, Thursday 10th May we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of Lord ; as we celebrate this beautiful Feast, we remember the promise and invitation of the Lord, the promise is the Gift of the Holy Spirit, the invitation was to return to Jerusalem and await this promised gift. The Church invites us to […]
Think Tank-Synod 20 March 2018 - Think Tank for Pope Francis By John Smith 12BH Last week, a handful of pupils from each year were gathered to take part in a global questionnaire for the youth of the world, in preparation for the Synod of Pope Francis. Asked a set of questions about their identity, beliefs and ideas about prejudice and […]
Reconciliation 20 March 2018 - Reconciliation Liturgy and Confessions The common definition of reconciliation as it relates to relationships is ‘The restoration of friendly relations’. The Lord our God is your friend so it makes sense to have the opportunity to confess our sins and have our relationship made anew. Last Thursday, Year 8 had the opportunity to do this […]
SYNOD 05 March 2018 - On Thursday 1st March a number of pupils from St Edmunds Catholic Academy, along with 17 other schools in the diocese, travelled in snowy conditions to St Mary’s, College, Oscott in Sutton Coldfield to share a day ‘listening and learning’.  Also for the young people to voice their views on a variety of social contexts. […]
Lent 13 February 2018 - As we get ready to enter the journey of Lent, some of you may be thinking about what to give up or what can I do to help other people. There are many modern ideas, such as put 1 item of clothing you don’t use in a black bag everyday, for 40 days then take […]
Holocaust Memorial Day 01 February 2018 - The PE department led a thought provoking and compelling Holocaust Assembly on Monday morning (29th, January) to the whole school with help from Amelia Beet and Gjovani Cinari (Year 8), Ruby Cochrane (Year 10) and Will Tudor (Year 13).     Topics addressed included; What is the Holocaust? Why the Jews? The killing fields of […]
Alton Castle Retreat 31 January 2018 - On Wednesday 24th January 58 students and 5 staff travelled to Alton Castle in Staffordshire for a 3 day retreat. The theme the students concentrated on was ‘Who am I?’ They found out a lot more themselves while having fun through many activities such as trekking, biking, survival skills, rock climbing and archery. This activities […]
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