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7th week of Eastertide 

The word of the week is Example

 

As a Christian, we are all called to be an example and to be

inspirational to other people. If only it was that easy! Think this week about who looks up to you and of course, who you look up to. How can you be a good role model and set a good example to those around you? Think this week about the saints

who we celebrate and learn from their example too.

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Monday of the 7th week of Eastertide 

Leader/Young person: 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.

 

Discuss and Comment:

  • What makes a good role model?
  • Who is your model?

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Heavenly Father, we thank you for sending your Son to bring salvation and to be the perfect role model for us to follow so that we might live a life that is pleasing to you. Where others may fail, Jesus never fails. In his name we pray. 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.

Tuesday of the 7th week of Eastertide or Saint John I, Pope and Martyr

Leader/Young person: 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.

Today we are going to learn about the prophet, Jeremiah.

 

In this lesson, we learn about the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah lived during a time of wickedness when the people had turned their backs on God. Jeremiah’s efforts to raise a “voice of warning” earned him a lot of persecution as he was rejected, hated by his friends and relatives, beaten and unjustly put in prison. Yet, Jeremiah remained faithful and true to his convictions. God tells Jeremiah that He has made him “a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land…” (Jeremiah 1: 18).

Jeremiah, a person of great faith and personal strength, is presented to us as a role model, somebody’s whose example we should emulate.

Finding role models like Jeremiah can inspire us to do new things, endure difficult challenges and be our best selves. Role models are important because we see in them something of ourselves while also seeing something we want to do or become. As we watched about Jeremiah, we might think: If Jeremiah overcame so much adversity, then I can too. Or: If Jeremiah was able to exercise so much faith, then perhaps I can also. Sometimes, we even learn new ways to accomplish things or new skills that can help us by having a role model whose example we can follow.

Are there any other Biblical figures that you can think of who could act as role models? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below. 🙂

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Philippians 3:17

17 Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 

Lord,

Help us to find positive role models to teach us. Help us to see areas where they are strong where we are weak and then help us to learn from them to grow closer to you.

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.

Wednesday of the 7th week of Eastertide or St Dunstan, Archbishop of
Canterbury

Leader/Young person: 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.

A few weeks ago our theme was ‘Missionary Discipleship’.  This is when we put God’s love into action by serving the needs of others.  If we are a missionary disciples then without realising it, we are a role model to others.

We have been asking students how they are roles models and set good examples to others.  Can you use these students as inspiration and be true missionary disciples.

 

 

How have you been a good example to others? Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments box below!

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Heavenly Father, it is only in following You that we can be a godly example of wholesome conversation, purpose-filled living, demonstrable love, overcoming faith and God-honouring purity. You know our failings are many and we so often fall short of being the perfect example we would like for those we love the most.  So we make it our continued goal to point them to the only Perfect Example, Jesus Christ, God made manifest in the flesh, so that they have a vibrant, living relationship with Him. And, though we will always fall short, we continue to make it our goal to live in accordance with the Scripture and follow Christ’s example. It is in His name that we pray. 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.

Thursday of the 7th week of Eastertide or Saint Bernardine of Siena, Priest

Leader/Young person: 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.

November is traditionally the month when we remember not only the saints during All Saints Day, but all the faithful who have gone before us, on All Souls Day. So this week may be a good time to ask yourself what part the saints play in your spiritual life. Now, with many people the answer to that question is that it’s either a lot or nothing at all. People who are devoted to the saints tend to love them passionately, seeing them as the church invites us to see them: as both patrons and companions. In other words, as people who pray for us from their posts in heaven and offer us examples of how to live Christian lives. As Karl Rahner said, a saint shows us what it means to be Christian “in this particular way.”

Quite often when we think of Saints’, we think about people who lived a long time ago, but actually there are lots of modern day Saints’ who we can turn to as role models.

 

 

What can you do in your life to be more like a Saint?

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

 

We pray to all the Saints, that we may see them as role models and aspire to be like them.  

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.

Friday of the 7th week of Eastertide Saint Christopher Magallanes and his
Companions, Martyrs

Happy Friday everyone!

Leader/Young person: 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.

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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