Saint Charles Borromeo was born on October 2, 1538. At the age of 12, the young Count Charles Borromeo dedicated himself to a life of service to the Church.
Borromeo was ordained first to the order of deacon. Then, he was ordained to the holy priesthood on September 4, 1563. Then, he was ordained as a bishop on December 7, 1563. He became Archbishop of Milan in May 12, 1564. His strategy was to provide education to the clergy. He founded schools and seminaries and colleges for clergy.
Eventually, the Archbishop's life of work and toil began to take its toll. In 1584, he became ill with a fever. He returned to Milan where his conditioned worsened. When it became obvious he would die, he was given his last Sacraments. He died on November 3, at the age of 46.
He was beatified on May 12, 1602 by Pope Paul V. He was subsequently canonized by Pope Paul V on November 1, 1610.
St. Charles Borromeo's feast day is celebrated on November 4. He is the patron of bishops, catechists, Lombardy, Italy, Monterey, California, cardinals, seminarians, spiritual leaders, and Sao Carlos in Brazil.
St. Charles Borromeo has a beautiful shrine in the Milan Cathedral and is often depicted in art wearing his robes, barefoot, carrying the cross with a rope around his neck and his arm raised in blessing.
Our Mission Statement
We accept the mission of Jesus… to share, learn and love to our fullest potential
All prayers plus additional prayers including the Rosary can be found in the school prayer book.
O my God I give to you, all that I think, or say, or do. All my work and all my happy play, I will give to you today. Amen
Grace before meals
Bless us O God as we sit together. Bless the food we eat today. Bless the hands that made the food. Bless us O God. Amen.
Grace after meals
Thank you God for the food we have eaten. Thank you God for all our friends. Thank you God for Everything. Thank you God. Amen.
Night Prayer - Foundation and Key Stage One
God Our Father, we 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. Amen.
Night Prayer - Key Stage Two
O Father of goodness we thank you each one, for happiness, healthiness, friendship and fun. For good things we think of and good things we do. And all that is loving, beautiful and true. Amen.
Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
For RE we follow the 'Come and See' Catholic Primary Religious Education Programme. This is a special programme which allows the children to learn about the Catholic faith and to know Jesus more.
Thorughout the year, we also look at other faiths.
This is an extensive programme which covers a range of challenging themes from EYFS up to Year 6. Each theme is divided up into the following sectios:
- At the end of each theme, the children reflect on what they have learnt through class liturgies.