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Spiritual Life

Holy Cross Prep welcomes all faiths and cultures, and all widely-practised, major religions are taught across our varied RE curriculum.

As a Catholic school, our mission statement is guided by the vision and teachings of the Sisters of the Holy Cross – click here to learn more about the Sisters’ order.

Parents are invited to attend Mass, which takes place every third Wednesday. We also host a weekly prayer group for parents, led by Sr Ursula, who taught here for many years and visits often to provide additional support and pastoral care for the girls.

Our dedicated prayer room (below) invites pupils and staff to find quiet moments for peace and reflection.

At Holy Cross Prep School we celebrate spiritual events and celebrations, including Catholic holy days – you can read more below.

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St Valentine’s and Ash Wednesday

13th February 2021

In this week’s Gospel, we heard a story about Jesus healing Simon Peter’s mother-in-law from sickness, but this is just one of many stories we hear about Jesus’ healing powers. These healings and miracles were signs that He had the power and authority of God – and He still heals today! God sometimes heals people…

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

5th February 2021

This week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple (otherwise known as Candlemas), and explored what it means to be faithful. God is faithful to us, and we can be faithful to God. We can depend on Him to always be there for us. He keeps His promises and…

Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

29th January 2021

St Paul the Apostle is one of the Church’s most important saints, as well as its greatest missionary. The feast of the conversion of St Paul celebrates how this important saint changed his ways to fulfil his mission to share God’s love with the world. St Paul was born just a few years after Jesus…

Baptism of Our Lord

15th January 2021

On Sunday, we celebrated the Baptism of Our Lord at the River Jordan. We move on from Jesus’ birth at Christmas to His baptismal ‘rebirth’ as an adult, which marked the start of His ministry to spread the Word of God. Baptism for us (as babies or adults) demonstrates the new life we begin with God as…

The Feast of the Epiphany

8th January 2021

This week, we celebrated The Feast of the Epiphany, the day when we remember the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus. Having followed a star to find the newborn king in Bethlehem, the three kings presented Jesus with precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They knew that this was no ordinary baby, but…

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