Example – The Becket (7th – 10th May)

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He is risen, alleluia!

We are in the 6th week of Eastertide in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

The Word of the Week is…

Example

An example is a model of behaviour. It is something that we can look to in order to learn how to live our lives. The lives of the saints, and
other holy men and women, remind us that we are all called to follow the example of Jesus Christ. We too, should also be an example to
others by trying to live a life of love, service, and forgiveness. This week, think of a something positive and loving you can do for those around you to set a good example to others.

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Celebrations of the Word Rota:

Thurs – The Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity – Holy Day of Obligation

Thurs P1 and BR – Year 10 Mass with Fr Simon

Thurs P2 – Year 8 Mass with Fr Simon

Please see email regarding Mass details.

Fri – Celebration of the Word Video via Be Inspirational in form rooms

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THANK YOU 

Thank you so much to everyone who brought in cake donations to sell last week, thank you to everyone who bought the cakes and thank you to all of the Justice and peace Team for selling cakes in aid of CAFOD’s Emergency Appeal for Sudan – we are in the process of counting up the total and look forward to sharing the total from the cake sale and our small change competition very soon!

If you have not had your CAFOD box collected, please make sure to bring it down to the chapel!

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Vocations Scavenger Hunt Competition

This week is your final opportunity to complete the Vocations scavenger hunt and hand in your completed sheets to be entered into the prize draw!

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The Lord’s Prayer – Weekly Reflection

Today we continue our weekly reflections of the Lord’s prayer as we focus on the sixth line “Forgive us”

We invite you to listen to the meditation below which is from the app “Hallow” that Mr Udoh challenged us to download back in the season Lent. As we are still in the year of prayer and have been encouraged to meditate and reflect on the Our Father prayer, we will continue our weekly meditations this term.

Before starting the meditation, make sure that you are sitting comfortably and sensibly.

Make sure that distractions are put away and there is nothing in your hands.

You may wish to turn the lights off, close your eyes, or rest your head on the desk.

Make sure that you are not distracting the people around you and the atmosphere remains calm and silent as there will be other people in the room trying to pray and meditate.

 

Leader/Young person: Let us begin this time of prayer together by welcoming God into this space as we make 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.”

Worship Rota:

Thurs – The Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity – Holy Day of Obligation

Thurs P1 and BR – Year 10 Mass with Fr Simon

Thurs P2 – Year 8 Mass with Fr Simon

Please see email regarding Mass details.

Fri – Celebration of the Word Video via Be Inspirational in form rooms

 

Leader/Young person: We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, the Sign of the Cross.

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

Tomorrow we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, a holy day of obligation in the Church, which recalls the Great Commission. Based on the Acts of the Apostles, the Church holds that Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after His resurrection on Easter Sunday.

On the feast of the Ascension, Jesus gives his final instruction to the disciples before ascending to heaven “go and make disciples of all the nations.”

To help prepare us for this feast, we would like you to start watching a homily from Fr Mike for the Ascension of the Lord, you won’t have time to watch all of it but try to watch what you can to better understand the importance of this celebration.

Let us pray the Collect Prayer for Ascension Day…

“Gladden us with holy joys, almighty God, and make us rejoice with devout thanksgiving, for the Ascension of Christ your Son is our exaltation, and, where the Head has gone before in glory, the Body is called to follow in hope. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. 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.”

Worship Rota:

Thurs – The Ascension of the Lord – Solemnity – Holy Day of Obligation

Thurs P1 and BR – Year 10 Mass with Fr Simon

Thurs P2 – Year 8 Mass with Fr Simon

PLEASE SEE EMAIL FROM RUTH REGARDING MASS DETAILS FOR YEAR 10 AND YEAR 8

Fri – Celebration of the Word Video via Be Inspirational in form rooms

 

 

Leader/Young person: We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, the Sign of the Cross.

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

 

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

(Matthew 28:16-20)

 

Prayer Journals 

Before Jesus went up to heaven, he gave his disciples a mission. Jesus told his disciples to help other people to become his new disciples.  Over two thousand years later, it is now our mission today to bring people to Jesus.

On the feast of the Ascension, we rejoice in knowing that there is life after death and there is a space in heaven for all of us with God and our loved ones who have gone before us.

 

What do you imagine heaven to be like?

A beautiful thing about the Christian faith is that we believe in life after death. Whilst the death of a loved one can be terribly sad for us on earth, we have faith and hope that our loved ones join God the Father, God the Son, Mary and all the saints in heaven.

Heaven is the ultimate end and fulfilment of the deepest human longings, the state of supreme, definitive happiness. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1024)

Christians believe that heaven is being face to face with God. On the feast of the Ascension, we celebrate the fact that there is a place in heaven for all of us.

 

What do you imagine heaven to be like? What would a state of supreme happiness mean to you? What would you imagine the most perfect place to look like? What will coming face to face with God be like?

In your prayer journals we would like you decorate and write what you imagine heaven to be like.

OR

Write a prayer for all people are who in heaven.

 

Prayer on the feast of the Ascension

 

Lord Jesus, you became man and came to live among us.

For love of us, you suffered and died for us.

Because you are God, you conquered death and rose on the third day.

Today you return to your Father and our Father,

but you promised to remain with us until the end of time,

and to send us the Holy Spirit.

We rejoice and thank you, Lord Jesus.

Come Holy Spirit, purify and transform us,

kindle within us the fire of your love.

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.”

Leader/Young person: We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, the Sign of the Cross.

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

Celebration of the Word

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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