The word of the week is Knowledge!
Knowledge is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It might sound very simple but you’ll often hear people say “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. This week, think about how much you learn from your school subjects and how you can use your time wisely to deepen your knowledge and understanding. Take some time to ask a question you are unsure of or read a book or watch an educational video documentary to improve your knowledge this week.
Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you have a great week!
Remember to comment in the comments box below and if you are emailing us any of your work, make sure you put your name and school! 🙂
- NDCYS Resources
- Scripture reflection
- Video Resource
- Learn a song
- Missionary Discipleship Challenge!
Let’s find out more about the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.
Click on the ‘Extra- Ordo-Nary’ video below!
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Monday 9:30 am Club
Join Tom from the Briars with live guests and prayer every Monday morning at 9:30am, to help us stay connected and start our week in a positive way.
If you miss the live stream you can still catch up on NDCYS Live YouTube channel. Hit subscribe and set a reminder for every Monday! We’ll see you there 🙂
Every week we have Missionary Discipleship mission to complete- watch the video below to find out this week’s challenge!
Once you have completed it, send it to your chaplains Ruth and Joe or our acting lead lay chaplain Vicki, [email protected]
Every entry will be featured on the ‘Home Time Hangout’ show, which airs every Friday at 2:30pm on NDCYS Live
“Making sense of it all”
We try to make sense of the issues affecting our world by turning to our faith.
This week’s episode will be streaming soon! For now you can catch up on old episodes by clicking the link below!
NEW SERIES: Join Naomi from The Briars for the NDCYS Home-Time Hangout at 2:30pm Every Friday afternoon!
Video link coming soon!
You can watch last week’s episode below!
On Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi means the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.
We are all members of Christ’s body and each one of us brings unique gifts and talents. When working together we can do great and wonderful things through Christ.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John
Glory to you O Lord
I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If you eat this bread, you will live forever. The bread that I will give you is my flesh, which I give so that the world may live.”
This started an angry argument among them. “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” they asked.
Jesus said to them, “I am telling you the truth: if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will not have life in yourselves. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them to life on the last day. For my flesh is the real food; my blood is the real drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me, and I live in them. The living Father sent me, and because of him I live also. In the same way whoever eats me will live because of me. This, then, is the bread that came down from heaven; it is not like the bread that your ancestors ate, but then later died. Those who eat this bread will live forever.”
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
When we go to Mass we call it a celebration because we receive Christ, the bread of life. If we believe in Christ and put our trust in him we will know the bread of life.
How can you get to know Christ and put your trust in Him?
As we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, we pray for all the children who have been preparing to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion this summer.
Who is Jesus?
How can we grow in knowledge and understanding of Jesus?
What do you know about Jesus? Why are you a friend of Jesus? What can we do to follow Jesus?
Watch the video below and think about who Jesus is to you?!
On a piece of paper we invite you to create a poster about what Jesus means to you!
You could draw and write what kind of a person Jesus is, why you are a follower of Jesus and how you follow Jesus.
If you would like your poster to be featured on the Be Inspirational website you can ask for the help of your family or teachers to email a photo of your posters into your school chaplains- Ruth and Joe
Remember to write your name and school on the email or on your poster! We look forward to seeing them! 🙂
Help us to get to know you better. May we listen to your Word. May we spend time in prayer. May we show your love to the people around us so that they can get to you know you too.
Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song!
Get comfortable, sit up straight and get ready to sing loud and proud!
Today we invite you to join in with a meditation led by Joe and we listen to and reflect on the story of David and Goliath.
Lord, you know everything about us, you know when we are sad, worried, joyful, proud.
May we listen to your Word and put our trust in you so that we can courageous like David and grow in knowledge and wisdom.
Become a Missionary Disciple…
This term, every school within the Nottingham Diocese will be exploring the theme ‘Missionary Discipleship’!
How can we play an active role in the wider community and be the face of Christ for others?
“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.”(Matthew 28:19)
Each week we are inviting you to take a different Challenge to complete from below…
- Read a Bible story every weekend or ask a grown up to read one to you.
- Tell your favourite Bible story to a friend or family member.
- Ask a friend to share with you a Bible or religious story that is special to them.
- Make a poster about Jesus and put it on your bedroom window so people can see it.
- Learn the names of Jesus’ Twelve Disciples. Who is your favourite disciple and why?
- Say a prayer for someone who is struggling, ill, or felling sad.
- Find a new charity to help. You could say a prayer for the charity and the community they are helping and/or create a poster about all the amazing things the charity does.
- Ask for help to live stream a Mass. There are links to different Mass times and parishes on our home page!
- Look for an opportunity every day to do an act of kindness for someone…ask someone how their day is, smile, ask if there is something you can do to help around the house, write a letter to someone or send someone a positive message!
10. Be joyful – Jesus loves you!