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Community

This week we think about the people in our lives. Our community changes and grows all the time and every person who comes in brings something special and unique. We’ve not seen those in our communities for so long and being back together helps us to be grateful for those around us. How can you look out for those in our community who we sometimes overlook – how can we show them they important and valued?

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to change your ‘liturgical information poster’ on your form board.

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Remember to leave your thoughts in the comments box below! 🙂

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

Every Monday, we start with our word of the week video.  This week’s word of the week is ‘COMMUNITY’. Our diocesan youth centre did a great job making sure that although we may have been physically apart during lockdown, we still felt part of a community.

 

The Bible states:

Hebrews 10:24-25 

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Galatians 6:2 

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow

 

A community can come in all shapes and sizes, a faith community, school community, family, sports group, friendship circle.  I’m sure you belong to so may communities!  What did you do during lockdown so that you still felt part of your communities?  Leave you comments below 🙂

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

We will now head over to the youth service who are going to give us a run down on this week’s celebrations and feast days. 🙂

What have you enjoyed the most about re-joining your school community?

Please stop the video at 4 minutes 35 seconds.

 

We end our prayer with the sign of the cross…
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

In order to become a successful Catholic community we each have a role to play. Jesus is no longer here on earth, so we are asked to do his work. We can do this in many ways, however instead of doing it alone, we need the help of a community.

 

How does this video suggest that a Catholic community should behave with each other? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments box below 🙂

 

The Lord’s prayer brings us together a faith community.  Let us say this prayer together now:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen

 

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

What does Jesus say…

A body has many parts, but all of its parts form one body.’
So, just as a body needs many parts, so does a Catholic school community.

Each one of us has many gifts and talents that we can use to help others. These gifts and talents will be different to our friends, however they are just as important in building a Catholic community. They fit together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Each person in the class will have unique skills and talents that can fit together to best support our Catholic school community.

Make a list of your unique talents in the comments box below 🙂

As well as a school community we are also part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Trust.  Lets say the Hail Mary together now and know that all the students in our sister secondary schools will be saying this prayer at the same time. There is beautiful power in prayer.

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Amen

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

We spend time now to listen to Sunday’s Gospel.

Have you ever been forgiven?  How did it make you feel?

Have you ever forgiven someone? How did it make you feel?

 

 

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
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