This week we’re going to focus on what it means to belong. We sometimes forget that being connected to the Catholic Church means we’re part of something incredible. There are 2 billion people who call themselves Christian and 1.1 Billion of them are Catholic.
Think this week about what you belong to. How does it feel to belong to something special and what effect does it have on your life?
We can continue to keep the people of Afghanistan in our thoughts and prayers and research more ways we can help those who seek refuge.
You can also join CAFOD in supporting refugees fleeing Afghanistan by donating to the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal.
If every form group or young person or family wrote a letter to our MP we could make a huge difference! Your challenge is to learn more about the refugee crisis this week and find out some of the ways we can help our neighbours have a safe place they can belong to. Drop your ideas or findings in the comments box to help inspire other form groups and young people!
Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:
Almighty God, in our distress and grief help us to remember that you love us. We do not understand why this great disaster has happened but help us to trust you.
Loving Lord, for those who have died, give them eternal rest for those who are bereaved, comfort and console them for those who are hurt, heal and strengthen them. Lord God, enable us to help our suffering brothers and sisters in whatever way we can.
Heavenly Father be with us now and always.
Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.
All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.