Our school provides opportunities for students, staff and parents to know and celebrate our Catholic faith. This is done through the religious life of our school. Members of our community experience a rich liturgical and prayer life, celebration of the Sacraments, faith formation, social outreach activities, and opportunities to share faith with each other and with youth from other schools in the Archdiocese.
Students at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School Sutherland are encouraged to participate in the Catholic life of the school through prayer and involvement in the parish. Together, school and parish work to provide opportunities for all to be nourished, nurtured and grow in Christ.
Prayer is a priority in our school and we start our week with a prayer assembly organised and led by the different grades. This is a treasured way to start our week of learning together. We also gather together on Friday mornings to pray the Lorica Prayer which reminds us that Christ is always with us, and in fact surrounds us, with His loving presence.
The Catholic identity of our school is further given witness through whole-school Mass celebrations, grade Masses, parish and family Masses. These Masses are a chance for us to receive the Eucharist, pass on the tradition of worship to our students and to pray for our needs and the needs of others.
The Lorica Prayer
Christ be beside me
Christ be before me
Christ be behind me
King of my heart.
Christ be within me
Christ be below me
Christ be above me
Never to part.
Read the full prayer: Lorica of Saint Patrick