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Challenge – The Becket (24th-28th Jan)

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Our Word of the Week this week is

Challenge! 

It is now the 3rd week of Ordinary Time 

How often do we accept the challenges from God and follow Jesus? As Christians, we face many challenges along our faith journey and we can look to the inner strength that is given to us by God so that we are able to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Think this week about the challenges you face and who you can ask for help.

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start 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.”

As this week’s theme is challenge, during each morning form time prayer you will be asked to complete a short challenge in your form rooms to help you get you ready for the day ahead! For your first challenge, can you guess which Bible stories these emojis are telling? After you’ve written down your answers, you can click on the answers box below!

See answers here!

How many did you get right? Let us know in the comments below

This week’s word of the week video is from our friends at Trinity school…

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…” 

Lord, I know in this life there will be times of suffering and hardship but help me take heart because I know you have overcome the world. Give me the courage to face the challenges that come. Help me to persevere and not give up. Give me the strength to face these storms.

Amen

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.”

Day 2 challenge: Can you guess the riddle?

See answer here

Answer: A Candle

FENOMEN natural, Unscented block candle, 20 cm - IKEA

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start 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.”

Our faith challenges are often some of the hardest challenges that we can face as people. You might hear some people describe their faith as a roller coaster with lots of ups and downs; people quite often go through points in their life where they lose track of their faith after going through a difficult challenge but might have a significant event that relights their faith flame.

The video clip below is from the film ‘The dark Kight Rises’. In it, Bruce Wayne (Batman) faces the challenge of trying to climb out of the pit that he has been put in.

Bruce had tried to climb up 2 times before but had failed. It is on the third time, when he doesn’t use the rope and has blind faith that he succeeds. The hope that he will eventually succeed in the challenge is what keeps him from not giving up with the challenge he faces.

Through the challenges we face, we must keep that faith and hope in God that he will help us through that challenge and make us better people from going through that challenge. Answer the following questions with the person next to you…

What are some of the challenges have you faced? (this could be anything from losing someone, to a problem you faced on a journey, or challenges with exams and subjects)

How have you overcome them?

Who helped you over come them?

Perhaps as a form you could write down some of the challenges you have overcome and those inspiring people who helped you overcome those challenges and place them in your form room as a reminder of all that you can achieve. You could write them on post-it notes and stick them around your door as an affirmation whenever you leave!

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…” 

Do you know of anyone who is struggling at the moment and needs to be reminded of God’s love for them.  Offer up a prayer from them today…

Dear God,

I pray that ____ (fill in the blank with the name of the person you’re praying for) will have power to understand how wide and long and high and deep God’s love is.

May _______ know God’s love, that’s so huge it’s beyond understanding.

Amen. 

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.”

Challenge 3:

Everyone needs to close their eyes in the room (apart from the teacher who will make sure no one is peaking)

As a form group you need to work together to try and count to the number 21 with your eyes closed (so you won’t know who is going to speak next)

Group Counting invites students to count out loud from 1 to 20 (or higher) as a group without a designated order. This strategy asks students to heighten their awareness of the group, practice patience and listening, and work together to accomplish a challenging group task.

If two people say a number at the same time, or if someone speaks when they are not saying a number, the game stops and begins again with 1. Anyone can say a number whenever they wish, although they cannot say two numbers in a row. 

Colorful numbers Stock Photo by ©lenmdp 27647955

  • Let us know in the comments box how you did as a form group, what was the highest number you counted to? 
  • Did your form find the challenge easy or difficult and why?
  • What skills or strategies did you use to be successful in this activity?
  • How might we use these same skills/strategies in other areas of our classroom?

 

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start 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.

Throughout the Bible there are many times when people are challenged and tested. If we were never tested or challenged then we would never learn and grow in strength and wisdom, our lives would be easy and could be boring. Watch this short video below to learn more about the people who faced challenges and how they overcame these challenges…

In forms, answer these quiz questions:

  1. Where was Jesus when he was tempted by the devil for a 3rd time?
  2. What is the name of Abraham’s son that he sacrifices?
  3. Which King put Daniel’s faith to the test and threw him in the lions pit?

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…” 

Lord, I’m here today with open hands and an open heart, ready to depend on you to help me through the day and all it will bring my way. Help me come to you for guidance, strength, provision and protection.

Amen

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.”

Happy Friday everyone!

Challenge 4: To complete our week of challenges, Friday’s challenge is a memory test! Click on the video below and complete the challenge in your forms. You might want to have a piece of paper or wipe board at the ready to write down your individual answers down.

 

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start 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.”

As always we take time to listen to Sunday’s Gospel. This week’s Gospel reflection is led by some of the students at Trinity school…

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…” 

Heavenly Father,

help me turn my spirit towards You so that I can find the strength to overcome my problems. Forgive my doubts and fears, and fill me with Your love and strength. In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

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.”

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