Week three brings us almost halfway through Lent already! This week’s prayer theme explores one of the key themes of our Lenten observances – Fasting.
Fasting is not doing everything really quickly, it’s about going without certain things to help us focus on what’s important. We can even use fasting the help us make a difference to other people. In your Key Stage Act of Worship the KS3 Chaplaincy team are going to be helping us think about how we can “Cut it out” for CAFOD and with Lenten fundraising just a few weeks away its really important we start to think about what we can do to make a difference.
With that in mind, this week on Tuesday & Thursday we’ve got the opportunity to come to reconciliation in the Chapel. Lent is an amazing time to receive this special sacrament and the chapel will be open to anyone who wants to come and talk to one of our priests.
This week we’re going to look at how we can get back to what matters by removing from our lives what’s not important so be brave, make a change and get fasting!
Remember, rather than a daily activity, each week there will be a theme for discussion and reflection, a video explaining what it’s all about, a ‘big question’ for discussion/reflection and a chance to continue that discussion throughout the week with your comments and input. It should help the resources be more flexible and allow for deeper exploration of the topic.
Make sure the first thing you do is watch “Word of the Week” so you know what’s going on and then each time you discuss and engage with the prayer resources leave your comments using the comments box below so you can come back to it and continue the discussion.
The big question will allow everyone in the form to vote on certain topics and will build over the week to reflect what people are thinking.
(Don’t forget Thursday’s is still PSHCE so check that out at the bottom of the page too!)
Check out this week’s ‘ Word of the week’ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjdbEFCOPCY
Over the week give each person a chance to vote and then by on Friday have a look at the results!
What do you think the season of Lent actually achieves?
Express your thoughts in the comments box below.
Each day you’ll be able to see what other people are thinking in the other forms and have a chance to respond with your thoughts/comments. Come back to the discussion each morning if you can!
Fasting = Self control?
Form time AoW should always start and end with the Sign of the Cross.
Each day when you’ve finished your discussion/activities spend a few moments in silence to think about the day ahead.
If anybody has anything or anyone they would lie to pray for then don’t be afraid to share this with everyone before your end your form time AoW.
You might even want to create a prayer box that you can put intentions into each week if you don’t feel like saying it out loud.
For our PSHCE this term we are focussing on a new topic – People’s rights and responsibilities.
This is all about exploring the different freedoms that we have and also the things we are required to do as part of our country and our world. It’s also about exploring what a Christian is called to do in today’s world.
Use the Key Process of “Numb3ers” to look at the following statistic:
Access to safe clean water is a fundamental human right, but how many people in millions are denied that right?
According to the UN – 748 million are still without safe, clean, water in our world.
(On Thursday you can click above to reveal the PSHCE resources!)