At St Augustine’s, our vision is to support our children to attain a deeper knowledge and spiritual understanding of their Catholic faith. The teaching of Religious Education is at the heart of everything we do at St Augustine’s, and helps us to fulfil our mission statement to Live, Love and Learn together in the Light of the Life of Christ. Religious Education is taught through lessons using our Birmingham Diocesan programme 'Learning and Growing as the People of God' and also through celebrations, prayer and everyday experiences in school.
Mass is celebrated most Fridays in school or in St Austin’s, either as a whole school, in Key Stages or in class groups. Additionally, we celebrate together on feast days throughout the year. Parents and parishioners are invited to join all our Masses.
SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, RECONCILIATION AND CONFIRMATION
Children begin their preparation for First Holy Communion and Confession when they begin Year Three. Children will make their First Reconciliation in March and their First Holy Communion in June. Children further develop their Faith when they are Confirmed in Year 6. This celebration takes place in February.
Prayer is a special part of our day. Children pray at various times during the school day including before and after lunch, and morning and end of day prayers. In addition to this, children experience different prayers and ways to pray in weekly class collective worship and whole school assemblies. Each of our classes, are introduced and learn a set of prayers as they begin each year group, to widen their knowledge. Our staff all begin staff meetings with a focus on prayer.