Epiphany – The Becket (4th – 7th January)

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Our Word of the Week this week is

Epiphany! 

It is the 2nd week of Christmastide

Welcome back! We hope you had a relaxing and joyful Christmas break! Though we are back at school, we are still in Christmastide. The Epiphany of the Lord is one of the greatest feasts in the Church’s year, and in many parts of the world it is celebrated as the most joyful day of Christmastime. The word ‘epiphany’ means ‘showing’. We rejoice that the glory of God is shown to the whole world through the person of Jesus Christ. That glory is shown to the Magi who come from far away and followed the star to Bethlehem. The wise men are the first of many people who would seek Jesus and find him. For us, this feast is an opportunity to think about the gifts we’ve been given and how we use them to serve God. It’s also a chance to give thanks for all those who give so much to us every day.

Wednesday – Epiphany AOW led by Mr Griffin

Live Link here, starts at approx. 8:43am :

What Is 3 Kings' Day? How & Why Do Some Christian Mark Epiphany?

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.”

Intercessions: Think about any prayers you would like to offer to God today…

The wise men were guided by the star on their journey and so we pray together that we may also be guided by God on our journey through life:

We pray for all people who have to leave their homes and travel a long way: that they may reach a place of safety and welcome.

Lord, in your mercy…

Response: Hear our prayer

We pray for those who journey to find water, food or healthcare: that with our help their journey may be made easier.

Lord, in your mercy…

Response: Hear our prayer

We pray for our parishes, family and friends: that we may reach out to others who face difficult journeys, even though they are far away, helping them in whatever way we can.

Lord, in your mercy…

Response: Hear our prayer

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.”

P5 Epiphany Mass link:

 

Morning Prayer

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.”

Happy Feast of the Epiphany! Later today, during period 5, we are going to be celebrating this special feast with our Epiphany Mass, link here:

Let’s find out more about this special feast from some of our community…

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

 

During period 5 we will be celebrating with live music, have a listen and a practise of one of the hymns that we will be singing!

 

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

Lord, the sight of the guiding star

brought hope, courage and joy

to those who had journeyed to find you.

When our journey seems long,

when hope seems far away,

when our courage is failing,

fill us with faith and trust;

shine your light on our fears,

lift our hearts with your joy.

Help us to recognise you

in our brothers and sisters throughout the world;

show us how we can work together, 

so that we may all come to share in the life 

promised to us by Jesus, 

the Saviour of us all.

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 7th January – Period 4 [7BEN in Hall] 

  • Period 5 [7PRT in Hall/ Chapel] – Epiphany Retreat Workshop Year 7

  • Students please come straight down to the hall at the start of your lesson period 4/5. Staff please could you come to the hall to register students and support 

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.”

GOSPEL JOHN 1:1-5,9-14

‘The Word was made flesh, and lived among us’

GOSPEL REFLECTION VIDEO

A brief summary or fundamental lessons of the Bible

 ‘Scripture is at the centre of everything the church does.  The Word of God shapes our prayer and worship.  The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other.’

 

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

Living God,
you walk alongside us
and speak to us throughout the Scriptures.
Your Son, Jesus Christ, listens to our hopes and fears
and shows us how to live for one another.
Send us the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds
so that we may be your witnesses throughout the world.

Amen

Our Lady of the Annunciation, Pray for us

St Matthew, Pray for us

St Jerome, Pray for us

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

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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