The word of the week is Courage!
Courage is something we will all need to find in our lives. You may need the courage to face an exam or test, or maybe you’ll need the courage to say sorry and to seek forgiveness.
The Holy Spirit can give us courage when we need it the most, so think about the times and places where you need courage in your life at the moment and ask God to help you find that courage and move forward.
Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you have a great week!
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- NDCYS Resources
- Y6 Transitions- Welcome to the chapel!
- scripture reflection
- music resource
- Learn a song
- CAFOD- summer of hope
Let’s find out more about the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.
Click on the ‘‘Extra- Ordo-Nary” video below!
It’s the 15th Week in Ordinary Time – Extra-ordo-nary
Join Tom from the Briars with live guests for the penultimate episode of the series! Find out how we can use courage to face the world and the future ahead!
If you miss the live stream you can still catch up on NDCYS Live YouTube channel. Hit subscribe and set a reminder for every Monday! We’ll see you there 🙂
Every week we have Missionary Discipleship mission to complete- watch the video below to find out this week’s challenge!
Once you have completed it, send it to your chaplains Ruth and Joe or our acting lead lay chaplain Vicki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each entry will be featured on the ‘Home Time Hangout’ show, which airs every Friday at 2:30pm on NDCYS Live
“Making sense of it all”
We try to make sense of the issues affecting our world by turning to our faith.
In the last episode of the series we look at what we can be grateful for, what we have learned and how our faith can help us move forward.
Join Naomi from The Briars for the NDCYS “Home-Time Hangout” at 2:30pm Every Friday afternoon!
Video link coming soon! You can watch last week’s episode below!…
“Friday Night Live”
Hang out with Naomi and special guests as they chat about hot topics form the week, take part in challenges and start the weekend!
If you missed the Big Schools Get Together Mass with Bishop Patrick you can watch it back here!
Hello to all the year 6’s who are transitioning with us in September!
You can find our ‘Welcome to the Chapel’ video (with quiz!) on our Be Inspirational YouTube channel (link below) and The Becket School website in the Admissions section.
Make sure you keep a careful eye out in the video as it will help you to complete the quiz after the tour!
We can’t wait to welcome you to our community in September!
Let us pray our Trust Prayer…
God Our Father,
Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,
we can have the courage to say yes to you.
Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had
and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.
Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use
the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community
and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.
We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,
as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love
and forgiveness to others.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
God helps David to defeat Goliath
(1 Samuel 17:45, 48-51)
A reading from the first book of Samuel,
David answered (Goliath), “You are coming against me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the Israelite armies, which you have defied.
Goliath started walking toward David again, and David ran quickly toward the Philistine battle line to fight him. He reached into his bag and took out a stone, which he slung at Goliath. It hit him on the forehead and broke his skull, and Goliath fell face downward on the ground. And so, without a sword, David defeated and killed Goliath with a sling and a stone! He ran to him, stood over him, took Goliath’s sword out of its sheath, and cut off his head and killed him.
When the Philistines saw that their hero was dead, they ran away.
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
There is a saying, “With God, all things are possible.” The story of David and Goliath shows how true this motto is. Goliath was huge. He had a sword, a spear and a javelin. Who would ever thing that a shepherd boy could kill a giant like Goliath? What’s more amazing, David had no armor or weapons. He only had a sling and a bag of stones. Yet, David was the champion.
David dared to fight Goliath because he knew that God was on his side. The Philistines had false gods. David fought even though no one thought he could win. In the end, belief in God made David a victor and a great hero. Through God, David had great courage. God is on our side too. Imagine what we can do when we trust that with God all things are possible.
Spend some time thinking about what you need courage with.
Do you need the courage to ask for help, do you need the courage to say sorry, do you need the courage to try something new, maybe you need the courage to forgive someone and move on.
We all have challenges to face, just like David. But the beautiful thing about our faith is that we always have a friend in God. God loves and cares for you too. Knowing that we have an all-powerful and all-loving God we can find great courage to face our challenges or worries.
Spend some time writing a prayer for the times when you are afraid. Comment your prayer in the comments box below so that other people can pray it when they are in need of courage!
All of us have giants in our lives. Everyone faces different fears and challenges each day. Sometimes we can feel stuck or lost.
But as Christians we can turn to God for strength and courage.
Our God is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving, nothing is greater than our God.
With God, all things are possible.
Listen to the song below called ‘Every Giant Will Fall’ by the worship band Rend Collective. As you listen pick out a lyric that stands out to you and makes you think about the courage.
Let us know in the comments box below why those lyrics stand out to you or a time when God has given you courage!
Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song called ‘You are my Vision’!
This hymn celebrates how great our God is! Spend some time thinking about what makes God so great. How does God give you wisdom? What are you thankful for?
Have a listen to the hymn and join in with the lyrics on the screen as we celebrate how great our God is!
Thank you for being my best friend.
Thank you for giving me courage.
Thank you for giving me wisdom.
Thank you for giving me a heart full of love.
Thank you for my friends and family.
Thank you for my school and teachers.
Thank you for the animals, nature and the beautiful world we live in.
God you’re so good to me, you give me everything I ever need.
Lord we thank you
Response: Lord we thank you
This summer, like never before, we are called to be signs of hope for our world.
You and your family are invited to be part of a Summer of Hope to ensure clean water and food reaches some of the poorest families in the world during this global emergency.
You can join Victoria (acting Lead Lay Chaplain and Chaplain at All Saints School in Mansfield) for an Act of Worship on CAFOD’s ‘Summer of Hope’ by clicking the video below!
If you haven’t already you can watch CAFOD’s national assembly in full to hear how the lives of others around the world are being impacted by the coronavirus and how we can give a helping hand to those in need.
Learn how you can feel more hopeful this summer while making a difference to others.
Be informed about what is happening
Be inspired about how hope can change lives
Become active in making a difference
You can find out more about you can get involved by visiting the CAFOD website!
Let us pray…
Give us wisdom so that we may understand what is happening around the world so that we may help our brothers and sisters in need.
May we be inspired by the Holy Spirit to reach out to those in need and change lives.
We pray that we may become missionary disciples and actively create a world of love, peace and equality.
Be with us, Lord, at this time, that we may be a people of hope.