Catholic Life at St Mary's / Bywyd Catholig yn Ysgol Santes Fair

St Mary’s school, is an important part of the parish of St Mary’s which serves the town of Carmarthen and surrounding areas.

Pupils attend Mass once every three weeks with their class, and once a month as a whole class. We also work with Parish to hold regular Family Mass celebrations on a Sunday.

Pupils have the opportunity to take an active part in Masses they attend, including:

  • reading the Old and New testament readings, the responsorial psalm, as well as the bidding prayers, which are often composed by the children themselves.
  • taking up the offertory
  • helping to choose hymns to be sung
  • learning how to serve at the altar (usually in Years 5 and 6)

Pupils are able to attend First Holy Communion classes in the Parish from Year 3 onwards. Information is available from the Parish. Click the image below for St Mary’s Church website:

Catholic Pupil Profile / Proffil Disgybl Catholig

St Mary’s school believes that education is about the development of the whole child, and we support this through the Catholic Pupil Profile. The pupil profile is made up eight pairs of virtues that are rooted in the values of the Gospel, and give us a guide to how we should be living so that we can show:

“improvement in living and learning for the greater glory of God and the common good”

(St Ignatius Loyola)

Compassionate and LovingCompassionate towards others, near and far, especially to less fortunate; and loving by their just action and forgiving words
Faith-filled and HopefulFaith-filled in the belief and hopeful for the future
Eloquent and TruthfulEloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves, the relations between people, and the world
Learned and WiseLearned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they can use their learning for the common good
Curious and Active Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better
Intentional and PropheticIntentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience and prophetic in the example they set to others
Grateful and GenerousGrateful for their own gifts, for the gifts of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others
Attentive and DiscerningAttentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices

Diocese of Menevia