Praying at this time of church and school closure
We are currently in a strange situation, where we cannot be physically together in our community. This is very challenging for each one of us. Please find some resources on this page that may help you in your faith during this time. If you have any prayer requests please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Archbishop Malcolm invites us to pray together with him through these times:
God Our Father, each person is precious to You. You are the Giver of life. Have mercy on us and protect us at this time, as the coronavirus threatens health and life. You are an ever-present Helper in time of trouble. Watch over those who are suffering,
Give strength to those who are aiding the sick and give courage to all in this time of anxiety. We ask this of you in the name of your Son. Jesus Christ. Amen.
This is the prayer we used during the assemblies we received in our last week together.
You can join the FCJ Sisters (Sr MaryAnne, Sr Lynne and Sr Els) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Facebook live at 8.15pm. Search FCJ Centre St Hugh’s.
Liverpool Archdiocese has resources for all the family and information on where you can access a live Mass stream:
Nottingham Diocese Youth Service You Tube Channel:
Lancaster Diocese Youth Service prayer requests:
Please continue to pray for all those who are suffering from illness at this time and for those involved in their care and support
The FCJ Society was founded by Marie Madeleine in 1820 in Amiens, France. Marie Madeleine was a widow with a young child and in searching for a school for her son, Marie Madeleine found the Jesuits at St Acheul, Amiens and began a journey which led to her founding the FCJ Society (faithful companions of Jesus). A foundation was opened in Amiens and the society grew.
The FCJ’s are now an international Society of Roman Catholic Sisters living in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. To find out more about the FCJ Sisters please visit: www.fcjsisters.org
Chaplaincy at Bellerive
Our Chaplaincy is rooted in the tradition and Ignatian spirituality of the FCJ Sisters and our school community continues the work started by Marie Madeleine. The FCJ Values of Excellence, Justice, Dignity, Hope, Companionship and Gentleness are at the heart of all we do.
Students start each day with collective worship in form time and there is afternoon prayer. There are many opportunities for fundraising throughout the school year. Special feast days and occasions are a cause for celebration and involve the whole school. We have excellent partnerships with our local parishes and embrace working collaboratively with our local churches.
All students are welcome to take part in Chaplaincy activities. FCJ Group and Faith in Action are two of our current chaplaincy groups. Students should see Mrs Henry if they are interested in joining any of these groups.
It is important that young people have the opportunity to take responsibility for their faith, therefore we offer activities out of school for pupils to engage with the Church and wider Catholic Community.
The Chapel is a beautiful sacred space in our school that offers the whole community a place of prayer. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel, making it a very special place in our school. Small Masses are celebrated here and it is an inclusive place at lunch times for pupils looking for quiet or who wish to pray and is a place of companionship.