Worship at Coloma Convent Girls’ School is an integral part of the school day. Every day begins with an act of collective worship, which may take place in the tutor group, as a whole year group, or whole school assembly. Each lesson begins with a prayer, which may be the school prayer, prayers and intentions from the girls or another appropriate form of prayer.
Each week in the Chapel the girls have the opportunity for reflection and prayer through Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. During this time they can reflect on a piece of scripture, light a candle or simply ‘waste time with Jesus’.
During every first and third Tuesday lunchtime of the month at 12.20pm Mass is celebrated, which is organised and led in turn by different tutor groups. Parents are most welcome to attend this mass. On the fourth Tuesday of every month the a priest is available in the Chapel for the sacrament of reconciliation. Throughout the year, the school comes together to celebrate Mass or reflect on the meaning of Advent and Lent. During Lent every girl has the opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation.
Each year we welcome in the school year by asking God to bless the new school year by celebrating Mass at the same time at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Addiscombe or in school. Our new Year 7 families come together to celebrate the start of the girl’s school career at Coloma. In November we remember the deceased families and friends of the school community to which those, in particular, who have lost someone special are invited. Towards the end of the school year we again come together to thank God, through Mass, for the work of Year 11 and to say goodbye to our Year 13 leavers.