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The Catholic school has not come into being as a private initiative, but as an expression of the reality of the Church, having by its nature a public character. It fulfills a service of public usefulness that is decidedly configured in the perspective of the Catholic faith. (The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, p16)
St Oliver Plunkett School is a work of ministry of the Cannon Hill Catholic Parish. One of our school goals is to form students and the community for full conscious and active participation in the liturgy and the sacraments and of the Church. Formation will include opportunities for teaching and learning about the nature, purpose and structure of liturgical celebrations and appropriate ways of participation in the liturgy.
The school will be sensitive to ways in which children may be drawn more and more into full participation with the Church in the liturgy, reflecting on the context of our community, age, cultural background and faith traditions of participants and with careful preparation and planning to select the appropriate form of liturgical celebration.
St Oliver Plunkett will celebrate prayer rituals to mark special celebrations in everyday life, rites of passage and moments of ‘critical concern or joyful exuberance.’ Whilst these prayer rituals follow a recognised structure, they will also provide opportunities for flexibility and adaptation in celebration of themes and experiences.