Welcome back everyone!

The word of the week is Knowledge!

10th week of Ordinary Time

Liturgical Colour: Green

Knowledge is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and before half term we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit filled the disciples with gifts to spread the Good News, which then turned the disciples into Apostles (founders of the Church.)

Knowledge, along with the gift of Counsel, enables us to be able to make the right choices in life which will make us, and the people around us, happier and closer to God. The gift of knowledge also helps us to know more about God and our faith. It might sound very simple, but you’ll often hear the saying “knowledge is power”. When you take the time to learn about the world around you, you can start to see just what God has created for us. When you learn something new, you grow as a person.

How can you use your knowledge to do some good in the world this week?

Chaplaincy Notices

These are the dates and times of our meetings this week:
Year 7 – 11:45 – Ma1 – Tuesday Lunchtime
Year 10 – 11:45 – Beechdale Chapel – Wednesday Lunchtime
Remember to have your lunch BEFORE you arrive!

 

Welcome back 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.

On Sunday the Church celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi. The feast of Corpus Christi celebrates the Eucharist as the body of Christ. The name ‘Corpus Christi’ is Latin for ‘the body of Christ’.

This jubilant festival is celebrated by Roman Catholics and other Christians to proclaim the truth of the transubstantiation of bread and wine into the actual body of Christ during Mass, and often many Churches celebrate children and adults receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion on this special feast!

In some countries in the world, Catholic churches still celebrate the festival, not only with a Mass, but also with a procession that carries the Eucharist through the streets as a public statement that the sacrifice of Christ was for the salvation of the whole world.

 

Check out this short video clip which shows the Corpus Christi procession that took place in London in 2019 before the pandemic…

As one of the Bishop’s says at the start of the video clip, the procession is a vision of what we should be doing in our everyday lives, ‘carrying Jesus into the streets’ and sharing the love of Jesus with others!

Pope Francis says, 

”The Body of Christ, broken in the sacred Liturgy, can be seen through charity and sharing, 

in the faces and persons of the most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters.”

Discuss and Comment:

We can be the face of Jesus in small but powerful ways, simply by helping the most vulnerable in our society.

How can you reach out to those in need during this final term?

Let us know your suggestions in the comments below!

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Lord Jesus, may we live as your Body on earth. Let us participate in feeding the hungry and being a voice to the voiceless in our world. 

May our very bodies and our blood bear witness to the life you desire for all people. 

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.

 

Today’s Act of Worship is led by 8EBU. Play the song as everyone is entering to set the tone of the AoW.

Thursday of week 10 in Ordinary Time

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.

As this weeks word of the week is Knowledge lets see if you can beat some priests in a quiz! Give your answers in the comments below!

 

How well did you do? Let us know in the comments how many you got right!

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Holy Father,
you who are all-knowing and wise, teach me your ways. I seek your wisdom and insight, I want to have knowledge and understanding. I seek your wisdom, so I can walk in the path you lay before me, knowing right from wrong, protecting against temptation. Fill me with your knowledge, O Lord, so I may walk in the straight and narrow path, in faithfulness to follow you. In Jesus’ name I 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.

 

 

Friday of week 10 in Ordinary Time

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.

When it comes to our faith, knowledge is not always about your head it is often about your heart. To know God and feel his presence is different for everyone, there is no right or wrong.

Take a look at this video from Nick Vujicic talking about how he knows God.

 

Leader/Young person reads;

A reading from the Prophet Jeremiah 29:11-14

“I know the plans that I have for you,” says the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future. Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will search for me, and when you search for me with all your heart, you will find me. I will let you find me.” 

The word of the Lord.

This bible passage fills us with hope because it shows us that God knows all. His knowledge is greater than anything we can imagine. He has a special plan for us and all we have to do is put our trust in him. Spend some time today in quiet thinking about the knowledge you have and the plan that God has for you.

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

 

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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