Cathedral Catholic Primary School will be inspected by Ofsted from the 24th until the 25th of June 2014 (tomorrow).

If you are a registered parent or carer of one of our pupils, please consider telling Ofsted your views about our school by completing the online survey, Parent View, at:

For any further information, please get in touch with school in the usual way.

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He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Today we celebrate the most important feast of our year: the Resurrection of Jesus, our Lord, our brother, our friend and our Saviour. Join us at 10:30 this morning in the Cathedral for Easter Mass. The choristers are singing!

Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb…

Happy Easter from all at Cathedral School, Lancaster. May you be blessed with fifty days full of the joy of the Resurrection*! Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia!

*And don’t eat too much chocolate ;-)

Lumen Christi

Pope Francis processes into the Easter Vigil Mass last year.

Tonight, as the sun sets around the world, Christians will gather in church gardens, patios and porches around bonfires of all shapes and sizes, unlit candles in their hands, in anticipation of new light, new life and an empty tomb. Join us in the Cathedral this evening at 8:00pm for the first Mass of Easter, to thank God for the light of the risen Christ.

Click here for details of the Easter Triduum service times at Lancaster Cathedral.

Behold, the Wood of the Cross

Good Friday is the day when Jesus, the Son of God, gathered up our worries, our sins and our suffering and died for us on the cross.

Today is the only day in the liturgical year when Mass is not celebrated. In many ways, today is a sad day and we will see this reflected in the simplicity of the rites of today’s service. In cathedrals and churches throughout the world, including our own, we will reenact the story of Calvary, we will say prayers for our sisters and brothers, we will venerate the cross and we will quietly share communion consecrated yesterday in the last Mass before Easter. Music, if any, will be simple; churches will be stripped of colours; statues might be covered and flowers removed; all our attention will be turned toward the reality of the cross. Join us in the Cathedral at 3:00pm for today’s main liturgy and at 6:30pm for the Stations of the Cross.

Pope Francis venerating the cross on Good Friday last year.

Click here for details of the Easter Triduum service times at Lancaster Cathedral.

The Last Supper

Tonight we celebrate the final passover meal that Jesus ate with his friends before his passion and death; when, for the first time, he gave his body and blood, blessed and broken, in the holy sacrament of the Mass. And we remember the humility of a servant king who would bend down to wash the feet of his friends on the eve of the morning that those same friends would abandon him, betray him and deny him. Join us for Mass in the Cathedral this evening at 7:30.

Pope Francis washing the feet of a prisoner on Maundy Thursday last year.

Click here for details of the Easter Triduum service times at Lancaster Cathedral.

Easter Triduum Service Times at Lancaster Cathedral

Maundy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30pm

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross: 10:30am

Liturgy of The Lord’s Passion: 3:00pm

Stations of the Cross: 6:30pm

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil: 8:00pm

Easter Sunday

Easter Mass: 10:30am

Easter Mass: 6:30pm

Borwick Hall Trip (Autumn 2014)

Current year fives who wish to enjoy the Borwick Hall trip in the Autumn Term need to return letters by Wednesday of this week (April 16). Thank you!

Weekly Attendance

w/b 07/04/2014

Arrowsmith 91.92%
Clitherow 95.33%
Barlow 96.55% Well done!
Boste 87.50%
Hayhurst 91.67%
More 93.75%
Plessington 92.67%

St Andrew’s House – Mufti Day

Tomorrow, Thursday 10th April, is a mufti day for everyone in St Andrew’s House. If you are in St Andrew’s, wear your own clothes for school!

Weekly Attendance

w/b 31/03/2014

Arrowsmith 89.23%
Clitherow 95.00%
Barlow 93.67%
Boste 90.36%
Hayhurst 96.33%
More 97.50% Not bad!
Plessington 98.00% Fantastic!

Weekly Attendance

w/b 24/03/2014

Arrowsmith 84.62%
Clitherow 94.00%
Barlow 97.67%
Boste 88.93%
Hayhurst 98.00% Brilliant
More 96.67%
Plessington 91.00%

Weekly Attendance

w/b 17/03/2014

Arrowsmith 87.31%
Clitherow 91.00%
Barlow 98.00% (Brilliant)
Boste 92.86%
Hayhurst 92.67%
More 93.75%
Plessington 98.00% (Fantastic)

Phonics Workshop

We’re having a phonics workshop on Thursday 27th of March. Parents of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children are especially encouraged to attend. Put the date in your diary! More information to follow.

Eco Club – upcoming dates

Eco Club next meet on Tuesday 25th March and then Tuesday 8th April.

After-School Fun Club Price Increase

From the 28th April
• There will be a price increase of 50p. One session will cost £6.00 and for a second child, £5.50.
From the 28th April
Important – if you owe more than 4 weeks then your place will no longer be available.