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May 2nd, 2008 - For all the Saints
For all the Saints

St Josephs Catholic College , Bradford, yesterday celebrated their centenary with a special mass with the whole school for the feast of St Joseph.

The College Choir lead the singing at Mass which included a wide variety of music in both English and Latin, ranging from 12th Century plainsong through to offerings from the Taize community, based in France.

Two items were specially commissioned for this centenary celebration. Elizabeth Stratford , Organist and Master of the Choristers at Arundel Cathedral composed a setting of the Ave Maria for choir and congregation. Included in the verses is a prayer to St Joseph

'O, St Joseph by your protection I place in you all my objects and desires obtain for me from your divine son, all spiritual blessing in Jesus Christ.'

The liturgy concluded with the singing of 'For All the Saints' with a specially composed verse by Headteacher, Mr Pat McDermott relating to the feast of St Joseph, and thanks for his patronage of the College over it's one hundred year life!



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