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On Saturday, we will celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. This commemorates when Mary and Joseph presented Jesus to God at the temple and made an offering for him. It reminds us that Mary and Joseph looked out for Jesus and took care of him, just as many people look after and take care of us too. Think this week about who takes care of you and who you take care of. What does it mean to be cared for and what difference can it make to your life?

Notices

  • Y12 and Y13 students going to Lourdes need to complete and hand in their Information Forms to the Chapel by Wednesday.
  • Students from Ys 10, 11, 12 and 13 who would like to go to Flame at Wembley Arena on 2nd March should sign up with Marsha or Joe ASAP! Guvna B, Emma Borquaye and Tim Hughes are just a few of the people that will be performing so don’t miss out!
  • There’s Mass on Friday so make sure you collect a Mass Pass

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Think about how you will carry out this week’s mission to show care to those who need it most.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

During our week of care it is important to think beyond our own school community and to think about communities around the world who need more care.

Related imageBishop Patrick has highlighted that the human suffering in Yemen is one of the gravest humanitarian crises in the world today.  After nearly four years of war, more than 14 million people are facing starvation and 85,000 children may have already died from extreme hunger since 2015.

Watch this video from an Australian Broadcasting Service that explains some of what has been happening in Yemen.

 

Bishop Patrick has asked us to join with international development faith agencies CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, World Vision and Islamic Relief by praying this prayer for the people of Yemen.

Giver of Life, 
Who hears the cries from Yemen;
of mothers choosing between medicine or food,
of parents grieving children lost to starvation,
of those who have given up everything in hunger.
Hear our cries for hope, for change, for peace
In your mercy,
Break political deadlocks,
Soften hardened hearts,
Change closed minds,
Open unhearing ears.
Let people come before power
Let life be holy again
Let your justice and peace 
Shape the nation of Yemen
And the lives of all people
Amen
Continue with your mission this week to be more caring and to stand against violence and injustice.
We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today’s prayer resource is a 5 minute video which calls us to care for our common home.

Watch carefully and at the end add your ideas to the comments box below of how our school community can answer Pope Francis’ call to care for our common home.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Our thanks goes to All Saints’ Chaplaincy this week as they have shared their scripture video with us from Fr Jonathan!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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