Language – From our friends at the Becket.

This week is the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26th September and it’s a celebration of the different ways in which we communicate. It reminds us that we communicate in lots of different languages and it reminds us of the power of our words.

  • This week we will be supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support group by selling cakes outside the canteen during Friday lunchtime. Don’t forget your pennies!
  • Well done to those who have filled out an application form for the Chaplaincy team.  You will all be contacted soon 🙂
  •  Remember to keep bringing in items for our food bank appeal.  You can drop them off at the Chapel.
  • Any year 9, 10 or 12 students who are interested in going on the Rome trip, there are a few places left.  See Mrs Nattriss for more details.
  • Everyone is welcome to our Friday Mass which takes place during form time. Please make sure you make your way staright to the drama hall at the end of period two and go directly in, no need to wait outside and line up!


We start with the Sign of the Cross.

See how many languages your Form group knows! Let us know in the comments.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As you will have seen in this week’s Word of the Week video, there are ways that we can communicate with one another without saying a single word – we can use our bodies. Watch this video to find out more and to learn about how Jesus used his body to communicate in the most powerful way possible.

When Jesus took on human form he humbled himself but He also showed us how much we are worth to Him through his great actions of love.

Take some time to think about your actions.

Do you show others how much you value them?

Do you make sacrifices for others?

How often do your actions show frustration and anger when they could show patience and love?

Help us Jesus to be more like you by using our human form to do good to others and to communicate a message of love and peace.


We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Image result for st jeromeOn the 30th of September it will be the feast of St Jerome.

St Jerome played an important role in the history of the Church because he translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin. During the Middle Ages most people couldn’t read but by going to Church where the educated clergy shared the Bible message with them they were able to learn about Jesus and St Jerome made that possible! It just shows how important knowledge of a language can be!

Although Latin might seem like a language we left in the Middle Ages, we still use lots of Latin phrases in our language now. See if you can work out what some of these phrases mean and leave your answers (and the name of your Form) in the comments box below!

‘et cetera’ (etc)

‘carpe diem’

‘vice versa’

‘Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus’ (Clue: this is the Hogwarts school motto!)

‘Ave Maria’

‘Agnus Dei’

‘Corpus Christi’

Look out for other Latin phrases that we still use today!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

The Becket school and the feeder primaries have been dreaming big and working hard by putting God’s work into action. Using their actions as a language to young people in a different who do not yet have a school.
In 2016 the Becket school had a dream to help those who need it and build a school in Bunkpurugu Ghana now jump to 2019 and the school is so close to being built! After raising £51,341.03

We still have a substantial amount to raise! The Becket school we will running 5K tomorrow as a fantastic effort to get closer to completing the school and putting the language our faith into action!

As we say the prayer, all of us here at All Saints’ offer our support to those who are taking part in the Becket 5k.  How can we use our language as action to help those around us?

We pray together the prayer our Father taught us. The prayer that units all Catholics around the world 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

We end with the Sign of the Cross.


We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time in our week to listen to Sunday’s Gospel.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.



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