Knowledge – The Becket (20th – 24th June)

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12th week in Ordinary Time 

Our Word of the Week this week is

KNOWLEDGE

The gift of knowledge is another gift we are blessed with from 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. Think this week about how much you learn at school and what you can learn this week. Take the time to ask a question or read a book and improve your knowledge this week.

Notices: 

Please watch the pride and diversity assembly below during one form time this week! A massive thank you to the 6th form team for educating us all and furthering our knowledge to help us be an inclusive and welcoming community.

Year 8:

On Friday 24th June, year 8 have their retreat day:

  • This means that year 8 will be off timetable from P1 to P5.
  • Students will have normal form time in their form rooms in the morning.
  • After form time, students need to come down to the hall where they will sit in their form group blocks.
  • Students need to come to school in their normal school uniform, bring their usual equipment and conduct cards, however they do not need to bring their books for Friday lessons (unless their teachers have stated otherwise).
  • They don’t need to worry about the different activities they will be taking part in throughout the day, they will be leaded, guided and supported through these by staff on Friday.

Task for tutor groups to complete during Tuesday/Wednesday tutor time:  

On Friday, as part of the Y8 retreat day, we have some guest speakers kindly visiting our school to share with you:

  • some of their experiences of the vocations they are living out
  • What their inspiration was to live out their chosen vocation
  • How they feel called to live out their chosen vocation

We would like each form group to submit one question for each of the volunteer speakers. We only have an hour so not all questions will be asked but we will try our best to get through as many as possible!

Please see list of vocations and space to add questions on the following live google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N7AuG1mY46_7yiTgL8Kv_-pgffGJfyj-JX74WDmMrfw/edit?usp=sharing

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.”

WORD OF THE WEEK 

This week’s reflection on the theme 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. 

 

Let us pray…

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

“The bread we break: when we eat it, we are sharing in the body of Christ. Because there is one loaf of bread, all of us, though many, are one body, for we all share the same loaf.”

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

We are all a part of the body of Christ. We are a global community, joined together by God’s love.

Every time we go to Mass, we honour the body and blood of Christ in bread and wine. But when the Mass is over, do we also recognise Christ in one another?

Saint Paul reminds us that a body is made up of many different parts and that, “If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26

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Using the different parts of your body as a focus, pray together for some of the different parts of our global community…

Eyes
We give thanks to God for all the
beauty that we see in our world.
May we treasure and protect this
wonderful gift and all the people
who live in it.

Heart
We pray for all the people
who we love and those who
love us: those close to us and
those around the world. May
we share God’s love with
others each day.

Stomach
We pray for those who don’t
have enough to eat. May
we share what we can with
others and play our part in
solving the problems that
mean so many of us struggle
to get enough food.

Hand
We pray for all those who
reach out a hand to help
others when they are
in need. May they have
strength to continue in the
hardest times. May we also
be moved to help others in our own ways.

Foot
We pray for all those
who have faced long
journeys and have had
to flee their homes due
to war, natural disaster
or poverty. May we
welcome them and help
them to find a place of
safety and rest.

Mouth
We pray for those people
who speak out about what
is right, no matter what the
cost. May their voices be
heard and answered. May
our words always be kind
and fair to others.

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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: “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.”

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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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: “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.”

 

Friday Quiz – Knowledge of the world around us

Coming Soon 

 

Let us pray…

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: “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.”

People Bingo – Knowledge of others

Coming Soon 

Let us pray…

 

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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