Welcome back! It’s the start of a brand new year and there is so much to look forward to.

This week we welcome hundreds of people into our community. What can we do to help them feel like they belong – how can we help each other settling in for a new year?

Wednesday

Our mass this morning, is a great chance to come together as a new year group. Think about as a form what your feeling at the moment and maybe what you’d like to pray for.

Think individually of any people, places, hopes or fears that you would like to offer in prayer this morning.

Write the name/place/situation on a small piece of paper and bring it with you to your welcome mass!

Thursday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Thursday will be the chance to explore our PSHCE topics. For 6th form this will link with General RE when that begins.

This whole term is about Being Yourself. It’s about celebrating identity and personality. It’s about seeing the glory of God reflected in each individual. It’s about respecting people for who they are and not judging others for being different.

For now have a look at this:

Have attitudes changed to Paralympians since London 2012?

Lord, help us to see you in others and ourselves. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Friday

NEXT STEPSWe begin with the Sign of the Cross

As you know, we are going to use the Scripture from this Sunday’s Gospel to reflect on every Friday. If you are in KS 3/4 You can use your planners to to help you understand the scripture.

This year we want to bring the Word of God to life on a Friday morning to help us reflect and understand scripture a little bit better, so with the help of our school community a different person each week will read our Gospel and share what it means to them. Use your planners to help you discuss and explore the story further.

Luke 14: 28

If one of you is planning to build a tower, you sit down first and figure out what it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job.

What are your plans and your goals for the year ahead? How will you help to build a strong foundation for our community?

Lord, help us to listen to and follow your word. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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