“So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are the descendants of Abraham and will receive what God has promised.”

GALATIANS 3:28-29

 

Our Word of the Week this week is

BELONGING

Belonging is when we feel like we fit in with something or when we don’t feel out of place. It is important for us to know that whoever we are and wherever we are from, we all belong to something. And that is because what we belong to is Jesus. We all belong to Jesus and, therefore, receive His love, forgiveness and kindness through our union with Christ.

Chaplaincy Team Notices

We’re going to start meeting our Chaplaincy Teams this week finally! If you signed up please come along even if you’ve changed your mind so that we can take you off the list. If you didn’t sign up and would like to join then feel free to turn up. Dates and times are below:
Year 7 – 11:45 – Beechdale Library – Tuesday Lunchtime
Year 8 – 11:45 – Kingsbury Chapel – Monday Lunchtime
Year 9 – 12:40 – Kingsbury Hall – Monday Lunchtime
Year 10 – 11:45 – Beechdale Chapel – Wednesday Lunchtime
Year 11 – 12:40 – RE6 – Wednesday Lunchtime
Year 12/13 – As a one off please meet us THIS THURSDAY lunchtime (1st October 2020) at 12:45 to sort dates and times. Bring your timetable with you as we’re hoping to be able to get you guys slotted into the timetable instead of lunchtimes!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we’re watching the Extra-ordo-nary Video from NDCYS to see what’s coming up in the week ahead! Make sure that you’ve checked the tab at the top that says Chaplaincy Team Notices as well please, there’s some important updates!

 

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Normally at the start of the school year we would begin with our Whole School Mass, but sadly this year we cannot gather altogether in one place to celebrate. Instead, we are going to have a virtual liturgy. We will all be watching and engaging in the liturgy at the same time, which reminds us that we all belong to a community together. After the liturgy there is an activity that you need to complete as well.

 

As a community we strive to be as welcoming as possible to everyone. Once you have completed the task, submit your answers at the link below:

https://forms.gle/TNGSw15eBx9YL4V26

Every form MUST answer so don’t forget to leave time to fill it in!

 

We need two things from every form:

A paragraph/few sentences about what makes your form unique and welcoming

Your form’s favourite scripture passage

 

The message needs to be short and talk about what you think your form contributes to Trinity. It should talk about how you welcome people and be specific to the people in your form. We are going to make these into a display, either for the screens or physically! In terms of your scripture, think about what messages and meanings are important to you all. It also needs to be a collective decision-we should be able to ask anyone in your form what your scripture is and why and get similar answers.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we want you to take some time reflecting on what it means to belong, and how it makes someone feel if they don’t belong. God wants us all to know that we belong to his family, but sometimes that can be hard to remember and to feel. This song talks about nations singing God’s praises, and that we will too. Different people need different things to belong, it may be the people, the music, the place, but God will always help us. Listen to the song and reflect, then comment what makes people in your form feel like they belong.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today Miss McGrath is leading our Act of Worship. Instead of having a song on when you come in there is a short, quiet video to watch. Play this and reflect on having a moment of still and quiet as you come in.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin, Doctor

Today is the feast day of St Therese of Lisieux, which is the patron saint of one of our main feeder primary schools!

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the “Little Flower”, and found in her short life more inspiration for their own lives than in volumes by theologians.

Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works. The only book of hers, published after her death, was an brief edited version of her journal called “Story of a Soul.” (Collections of her letters and restored versions of her journals have been published recently.) But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so great that she was canonized.

WRITE YOUR OWN

Be creative and write your own prayer for your form to pray based on the below Scripture:

“Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.”

JOSHUA 1:9

Write the prayer in your form Prayer Booklet that you received in our whole school liturgy earlier in the week.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today is an INSET Day, hurray!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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