St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy, George Ave, Birkby, Huddersfield, HD2 2BJ

01484 300800

St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Collective Worship and Daily Prayer

Collective Worship at St Patrick's takes place every day and can take many forms; whole school assemblies, class prayers or class collective worship.  Friends, families and parishioners are welcome to join us for our special services.

Each day begins and ends in prayer.  Some of the prayers we say are listed below. 

We gather every week for assembly and collective worship and to share the Gospel from Mass.  Key Stage 2 do this on Monday and Key Stage 1 on Friday

Families join us on Friday for our KS2 Sangam/celebration assembly, where we celebrate the achievements of our pupils.  

Significant feast days are celebrated throughout the Liturgical year with 'Class Liturgies.' Holy Mass is celebrated in school to mark the beginning and end of the school year, during Lent and Advent and on the Feast of St Patrick in March. 

The school has an active prayer life. During October, the month of the Holy Rosary, and during the Month of May, we invite children to gather on the playgrounds at breaktime to pray the Rosary. During Lent and Advent daily prayers are led by teachers and pupils in school.

Families are encouraged to worship together at home.  We send home the Wednesday Word each week.      Father Noble visits school every week to visit the children and support the catechesis in the classrooms; and the opportunity for confession is offered in school every term for all eligible staff and children.

Catholic Life & Mission and Collective Worship Lead is Miss McKenzie.

Morning Offering:

O my God you love me,

You're with me night and day.

I want to love you always, in all I do and say.

I’ll try to please you father, bless me through the day.


Prayer Before Meals:

Bless us O God as we sit  together,

Bless the food we eat today,

Bless the hands that make the food,

Bless us O God.



Be present at our table, Lord,

Be here and everywhere adored,

Our children bless and grant that we; 

may feast in paradise with thee.



Closing Prayer:

God our Father I come to say,

Thank you for your love today,

Thank you for my family

And all the friends you give to me,

Guard me in the dark of night,

And in the morning send your light.