Collective Worship

Prayer and Liturgy

Prayer and Liturgy | St Bridget's Catholic Primary School

Coming together as a school family in worship and prayer is an important part of life at Our Lady and St Edward's Catholic Primary School.

Each week we come together as a community for our weekly assembly, either as a whole school or in our Key Stages.

It is a special time for us to share the Gospel values; to place emphasis on the development of positive attitudes and respect towards each other and the world around us.

In our assemblies we think about the Gospel readings in Church on Sunday and what they mean for us as Catholics. We celebrate special occasions and events going on in our lives. We also celebrate and reward the positive effort, attitude and achievements of our pupils.

Each term, every class, along with their parents, are invited to class Mass lead by Fr. Michael. The children take an active role in celebrating Mass with other parishioners. 

In school, we invite our families into school to take part in our 'Come and Share' sessions. Each session will focus on different skills and aspects of the life of our school and allow our families to share in our classroom learning.

Prayer and Prayer with Liturgical shape (Collective Worship) form an important part of our daily classroom activities. Each class takes part in daily prayer with their class teacher and is given the opportunity throughout the year to plan and lead their own Liturgical Prayer sessions.


Liturgical Prayer


Most prayer does not have a liturgical form 

Prayer can be individual, private, public, silent, a reflection, in song, etc. 

Prayer can have a traditional form or be spontaneous.

Liturgical prayer is prayer that follows the liturgical form. 

There is more freedom to be creative 

It too follows the Emmaus Model for Liturgy

Gather/Listen/Respond/Go Forth

A Liturgy has a set form set out in the rubrics (Liturgical and Sacramental law) of the Church and has limited room for change

It follows the Emmaus Model for Liturgy

Gather/Listen/Respond/Go Forth


The Rosary

Daily prayers

Prayer through song

Extempore (spontaneous) Prayer


Silent prayer


Stations of the Cross

Lectio and Visio Divina (Prayer through scripture and art)

Crowning of Mary 

Palm Procession





Class based Liturgical Prayer (formerly Collective Worship)

Whole school Assemblies

Class assemblies
















Holy Mass

Sacrament of Baptism

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Sacrament of First Holy Communion
















The Power of Prayer Candles: A Guide for Parents – Emma Reed

Other pages

Student Login