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Faith

Having faith can be tough. It means believing in something that you can not know for certain and in a world where there is almost always an answer or an explanation for everything this can be difficult. Have a think about your faith and what you believe in. What makes it hard to believe in others and to believe in God? Asking questions is a really important part of growing in faith so this week make some time to ask questions of the people around you – ask them why they believe what they do and through this try and understand your own faith a little bit more.

This week we will be spending some time celebrating our faith within our Houses so don’t forget to head to the Hall/ Chapel on your AoW day!

Monday: B & E     Wednesday: N & P     Thursday: R & T

During the month of May (a month of Mary) Bishop Patrick has asked us to pray for peace and to particularly ask Mary, the Mother of our Church to pray for us also. Start your Form Time AoW each day by praying this prayer together:

Prayer for Peace
 
Let us pray, through the intercession of Mary Queen of Peace, 
for peace on earth and an end to violence and terrorism in our world,
for a new spirit of trust and collaboration between nations,
for the gift of wisdom for our politicians and leaders,
and for the resolution of long-standing conflicts in Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine,
and in other countries around the world.
Amen

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week’s video has been made by lots of different staff and students across our Trust. The Chaplaincy Team have designed a ‘Faith Teller’ and there are lots of answers to their questions about faith. Get comfy and take some time to reflect on faith and what it means to people across our Trust community.

Who has inspired you in your faith?

Don’t forget to make the effort to tell them during our week of faith!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

On Friday 27th April our School took part in a non-uniform day in aid of the Alphin Elizabeth memorial fund which will help to support the work of the Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project. This charity provides education for some of India’s poorest children. Watch this video to see some of the fantastic work that they do and to see how your donations will help.

A huge thank you goes to all of you who donated to this wonderful cause and for showing up in Alphin’s favourite colour!

Thank you Lord for giving us an opportunity to help others. Please help us to follow the shining example of your faithful servant Alphin by joyfully striving to help others Amen.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

In our world and in our society not everyone is of the same faith. In the video below a young boy is concerned for his father who did not share the same faith as his son. Watch and listen to how Pope Francis responds to this boy’s question.

Not everyone expresses their faith in the same way.

Do you find it easy to show your faith through your behaviour and actions?

Are there times when your faith is challenged and you struggle to put your faith in God?

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time to listen to a reading of Sunday’s Gospel to help us reflect on what God is saying to us.

This week’s Gospel encourages us to stay close to Jesus and to be fruitful so that we can glorify God.

John 15:1-8

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.