Everyone at OLSJ is welcome to write their own prayer and put it in the school’s prayer box when they visit the Prayer Room.

Yesterday, Codie Cavanagh and Maggie Schuler-Reddie went during lunch for the first time.

Remember to ask your teacher and they will bring you when they can.

Genesis and Malachi visit to the Prayer Garden

Today Genesis and Malachi visited the school’s Prayer Garden for the month of Mary. Malachi class were amazed at how confident nursery were saying the Hail Mary. Thank you to:

  • Mimi
  • Quie
  • Deborah
  • Alannah
  • Anya

Their prayers were chosen to read during our prayer time.

Thank you to all the parents who took part also. It was very special for us all to come together.

Prayer Group 15.05.17

Joella and Chris led today’s Chaplaincy team’s prayer group.

The word of today was taken from the Gospel of Sunday 21st May 2017 John 14: 15-21. The group was asked to think about a time when somebody helped them and to consider the difference it made to their lives.

Allanah commented that she liked the word and that it was a reminder that God sends the Holy Spirit, our helper, to teach us and to be with us always.

The Rosary

Everyone at OLSJ have been extremely busy this month learning how to pray the rosary and why the month of Mary is important. If you need to know anything, please come visit our Month of Mary display.

SATs prayer

Today some of our year 6 children went to our prayer room to pray to God before their last SATs exam.

Bailey (Year 6 Malachi) said that she felt less stressed, calm and more confident to take on her SATs afterwards.

Dear Lord,

As I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.

As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focussed and calm, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me.


Prayer Group 08/05/2017

Ruth and Allanah led today’s Chaplaincy team’s prayer group. The word of today was taken from the Gospel of Sunday 14th May 2017 John 14: 1-12. The girls asked the group what the word ‘trust’ meant to them and we all shared a time when we were trusted by others. We were reminded during this prayer group that, “Those who trust in God can do all things.”


Freddy commented that she liked the word and how we were reminded to always have faith in God.

Month of Mary Prayers

Hail Mary

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.



Hail, Holy Queen 

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve,

to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,

thine eyes of mercy toward us;

and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;

O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,

implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;

to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

despise not my petitions,

but in your mercy hear and answer me.


Prayer Group 02/05/2017

Joella and Ruth led today’s Chaplaincy team’s prayer group. The word of today was taken from the Gospel of Sunday 7th May 2017 John 10: 1-10.Wednesday Word The girls asked the group how can they follow Jesus the Good Shepherd this week.


Karolina commented: “I  really liked the word as it made me more aware of how I treat people.”