Home & School

Our Vision

Our parishes, schools and families working together in partnership to develop a
shared faith journey for our young people.

Our Mission

To provide resources and to facilitate opportunities that enable our parishes, schools, and families to develop closer links, encouraging our young people to grow and develop their faith within their community.

All the resources produced to date are below. They are divided into the various sections on Home, School & Parish and can be viewed by clicking on the different headings. This page is regularly updated. Have you any resources that can help develop Home, School & Parish links? Are there any resources you would like us to develop? Do you require the original files? Please email:



“Family is the path along which the history of salvation progresses… The triune God is a communion of love, and the family is its living reflection.”  Pope Francis, The Joy of Love 11

Families are the ‘linchpin’ between school and parish. For many, parents are the first teachers of the faith. Young people may change school or parish, but the home remains consistent. Here are some resources to help develop the Domestic Church.

‘Family is Sacred’ Zoom Webinar

Webinar Recording
Family is Sacred Webinar PowerPoint Slides
Marriage & Family Life – A way to holiness


“A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints” Pope Benedict XVI

As we continue on our journey together it is important that we spend some time further developing our school and parish links. We are blessed in our Diocese to have many wonderful schools where pupils already put their faith into action in their school environment, and where they are supported by dedicated and gifted staff. This is especially the case in the excellent existing programmes of GIFT Chaplaincy and Caritas Ambassadors to name a few. We also have dynamic and active parishes which are on this same journey to become beacons of hope in their communities. It is important that we walk together –home, school and parish – to engage with young people and their families. It is important that the good work which takes place in the school is shared and lived out in the parish community and that the young people’s faith journey continues in the parish long after they leave school through ongoing lifelong faith formation. In June 2018, each school was presented with a blessed San Damiano cross from Bishop John, echoing the same image presented to parishes. These resources below are designed for parish and school collaboration.

Stage 3 Resources on the Mass

Worksheet 1 – Meeting Jesus in our Welcome
Worksheet 2 – Meeting Jesus in our Listening
Worksheet 3 – Meeting Jesus in our Offering
Worksheet 4 – Meeting Jesus in our Mission

Video 1 – Meeting Jesus in our Welcome
Video 2 – Meeting Jesus in our Listening
Video 3 – Meeting Jesus in our Offering
Video 4 – Meeting Jesus in our Mission

Schools Stage 3 Resources

Resource Pack 1

Hope in the Future Prayer Cards for Schools (Can be downloaded and printed back to back)

Celebration Day Presentation

Assembly Presentation (PowerPoint)

Assembly Presentation (PDF)

Hope in The Future Anthem Sheet Music

Hope in the Future Anthem Chords

Hope in the Future Anthem Lyrics

Hope In The Future Anthem – Piano, Melody & Vocals

Hope In The Future Anthem – Piano and Melody

The Role of Religious Music

Resources Pack 2

Explanation of Resources

7 Ways from School to Parish

Reconciliation Crib Sheet

Reconciliation Service Primary School

Reconciliation Service Secondary School

Stations of the Cross Crib Sheet

Stations of the Cross Primary Script

Stations of the Cross Secondary Booklet

Prayer Cards v1

Prayer Cards v2

Alpha & Youth Alpha

Nightfever & Lightfever Crib Sheet

Youth Mass Planning Sheet

Youth Mass Booklet

Secondary Schools Lent Liturgy

Reflecting on your Gifts & Talents

The Joy of the Gospel Staff Reflection

Staff Liturgy – Missionary Disciples

Primary RE Leads Presentation

Resource pack 3

Advent Mass Booklet

Holy Week Mass Booklet

School Cluster – Parish Advent Liturgy

Secondary School Advent Liturgy v1

Secondary School Advent Liturgy v2

Staff Liturgy – The Exaltation of the Cross

Staff Liturgy – Advent Morning Prayer

Shared Resources

Carbon Footprint Calendar

Training & Formation Day Resources

9th March Training Day Presentations

Sister Judith Keynote

Catholic Social Teaching Workshop

Encouraging Young People to take an active role in the Parish Workshop

Shared Resources

Carbon Footprint Calendar


“The parish is not an outdated institution; precisely because it possesses great flexibility, it can assume quite different contours depending on the openness and missionary creativity of the pastor and the community. While certainly not the only institution which evangelizes, if the parish proves capable of self-renewal and constant adaptivity, it continues to be “the Church living in the midst of the homes of her sons and daughters”…The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelizers.”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 28

The parish is like a big family with people from all generations in the local community. It should be a place where we know each other, care for each other, and pray for each other. It should be missionary in sharing the Good News of Jesus with others and in acts of service to those in need. It should be a beacon of Hope in the community. It is the place where, as disciples, we come to hear God’s Word and receive Jesus in Holy Communion, so we can go out and tell others about him. It is a place where we can grow through lifelong faith formation. Here are some resources to support Missionary Disciples in Missionary Parishes.

The resources for parishes can be found here.



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