Knowledge – 2021/22

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We begin our Act of Worship this morning with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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The gift of Knowledge can be described as the ability to see the world through God’s eyes – it is not simply knowing facts or remembering things, as one would understand in a more secular circumstance.

From a Catholic perspective, knowledge allows us to see the circumstances of our life as God sees them, albeit in a more limited way, since we are constricted by our human nature. Through the exercise of knowledge, we can ascertain God’s purpose in our lives and His reason for placing us in our particular circumstances.

Take a moment as we begin our Act of Worship this morning to reflect on the knowledge that you have and the knowledge that you wish to receive.

We will now hear our scripture for the day.

Word

A reading from the book of Proverbs.

My child, learn what I teach you and never forget what I tell you to do. Listen to what is wise and try to understand it. Yes, beg for knowledge; plead for insight. Look for it as hard as you would for silver or some hidden treasure. If you do, you will know what it means to fear the Lord and you will succeed in learning about God. It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding. He provides help and protection for those who are righteous and honest. He protects those who treat others fairly, and guards those who are devoted to him.

The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

In this scripture, Solomon (the probable author of Proverbs) is saying that if people would diligently use the means of knowledge and grace, they will obtain the knowledge and grace which they seek from Him. He is telling us to beg for knowledge, we should not just ask for it or allow it to be a passing thought, we should constantly be seeking more knowledge and understanding. He goes on to talk about how those who gain this knowledge and understanding shall in turn become wise and good people, bathed in the glory of God.

Response

We are going to watch a video all about the book of Proverbs. It is known as one of the Wisdom books in the Bible, but in order to be wise one must first have a knowledge of things, to begin to see things through His eyes.

Spend a few moments thinking of what you would put in book of advice to others. The book is designed to help others gain that knowledge of life and faith, and should reflect how we can be good Catholics. Write up some of your advice as a form and post it in the comments below so that we can compile a book of knowledge from around the school!

 

Let us take a moment to have a conversation with God. Thank Him for the knowledge that He gives you, for allowing you to see the world through His eyes.

Let us end our time of prayer together as we say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Mission

Your mission this week is to try and increase your knowledge of the world. Perhaps that means paying more attention in lesson, spending more time listening to others instead of talking, or even opening up a Bible and seeking some words of wisdom.

We end our Act of Worship this morning with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

This week’s reflection on the theme of knowledge is from our friends at The Becket School…

 

Pause for a moment of reflection and then discuss your answers with the person next to you or your class as a collective:

What opportunities do you have to learn this week?

Are all people blessed with the same opportunities to learn?

Think this week about the different places and people you will learn from. 

Take some time this week to ask a question that you have always wondered or to read a book you have always wanted to read or study and see how can improve your knowledge this week and become a better person with that new knowledge. 

 

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Today we are going to listen to Sunday’s Gospel and reflect on the words of the Feeding of the 5,000 and how it helps us to reflect more on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi and power of Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist.

 

God gives us the knowledge of the Eucharist, He feeds us and nourishes us. As Christians, it is our job to give that nourishment to others and feed Jesus’ love and mercy to other people.

Jesus told the disciples not to send the crowd away but to “give them something to eat yourselves”. We all have our part to play in making sure that all people around the world have enough food to eat.

At the end of Mass, nourished by the Eucharist, we are sent out “to love and serve the Lord”. Reflecting on this gospel story, how will you serve the Lord in a practical way as a family or as individuals? 

 

Let us pray…

Jesus, Bread of Life,
feed our faith,
help us to share fairly,
to find joy in our differences,
and to love one another
as you have loved us.
Amen.

 

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We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

We begin our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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