Leadership – The Becket (29th – 2nd Feb)

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We are in the 4th week of Ordinary Time in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar

The Liturgical colour is Green

The Word of the Week this week is…

Leadership

Leadership in terms of our faith means to serve others and to inspire others to make a positive difference in the world. Being a leader means to be a witness to your faith and to present yourself as a role model for others so that they can grow in their faith too.

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Celebration of the Word Rota:
  • Mon – Y7 and Y8 Key Stage
  • Tues – Y9 and Y10 Key Stage
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  • Thurs – Y11 and Y13 
Next week our Celebration of the Word will be live streamed on Tuesday. Please head to your form rooms instead of roll call.
 
 
Year 7 House Board Competition – Lent!
 
Form tutors – please see email from Ruth regarding year 7s house board competition deadline on the last day.
 
 
Chess Tournament
Please see Mr Goligher in A6 if you are interested in joining. The tournament will be played on Wednesday lunchtimes in A6 (or whenever the two people paired would like to play in their own time where appropriate). Staff are more than welcome to join as well. It will be free entry and there will be a prize for the winner!
 
 
Tickets are on sale for this year’s music – The Quest! Refreshments will be sold by the Lourdes fundraising group. Please bring change for drinks and sweet treats!
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As always, we start our day in prayer, remembering that we meet in the presence of God.

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”  

Take a few moments to watch this week’s word of the week on Leadership…

 

 There will be lots of ways to see leadership this week around school – you may even see it in yourself!

Discuss in your form groups…

What qualities make a good leader?

Who is a good leader that inspires you?

How can reflect Jesus in our own leadership?

As we journey through this theme, let’s look each day at those who lead and how they do it. Do they lead like Jesus did?

 

Let us pray together…

Lord, help people to see Jesus in the way we lead this week. 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.”

We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, 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 Racial Justice Sunday. The theme for this year is: “Seeing one another in the life of the Church”.

It is important to recognise that we are all children of God, regardless of our race and background. This year’s theme seeks to promote reflection, discussion and action and to encourage us to carry this through in the weeks and months after Racial Justice Sunday.

As we also think about the theme of leadership this week, think about how you can be a leader of racial justice in our community, promote peace and speak out against racism. 

Please click on the PowerPoint below for today’s prayer resource:

Racial-Justice-Sunday-Secondary-2024

 

 

Let us pray…

When turning our hearts to racial justice we’d encourage Catholics to pray the words of Pope Francis taken from his encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti – on fraternity and social friendship:

Come, Holy Spirit, show us your beauty,
reflected in all the peoples of the earth,
so that we may discover anew
that all are important and all are necessary,
different faces of the one humanity
that God so loves.
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.”

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We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, the Sign of the Cross. 

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”  

 

As we reflect on the scripture we heard in this week’s Act of Worship, we see that Jesus imagines a different kind of leadership. Not one that enjoys power over people, but one that serves and makes themselves humble.

If there is time, read the scripture again, think about our theme of the week and then listen to the spoken word audio.

 

But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:25-28

 

What does it make you feel? Does it describe the kind of leaders you see?

As you listen write down what words or phrases stand out for you. What does it make you think about the kind of leader you are? If you have time take the opportunity to share what people have written.

 

 

 

Let us pray…

Lord, help us to lead like you did, and build the world we want to see. 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.”

We invite you to join in making the Sign of our Faith, the Sign of the Cross. 

All: “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”  

 

This week we’ve thought a lot about what it means to be a leader. We’ve thought about how Jesus inspires us to lead differently and we’ve also thought about the places in our lives where we are leaders already.

Today you’re going to lead by example and decide as a form one action you can take around school to lead like Jesus and create the kind of world that we want to see.

Spend a few moments talking with a partner about what actions your form could take. You could be the form that always holds the door open for other people, the form that picks up rubbish when you see it, the form that always gives a compliment when you see someone, or even the form that takes a moment each day to pray for someone in need in the school community.

When you’ve decided and voted on what your form can do to lead others, create a contract that will go on your form prayer board and make sure you all sign it to show you’re committed to leading others around school.

The contract will be a reminder each and every time you come to form ( and when someone visits your form room) that we can all be leaders if we live like Jesus, serve others and try to make the world a better place.

 

 

Let us pray…

Lord, help us to lead by example and serve others like you did. 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.”

Be Inspirational