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Life wasn’t easy for the disciples even after the resurrection. They faced challenges every day – but they didn’t give up. They were committed to their mission. We face trials every day, as many of our community face exams in the next few weeks we have to inspire each other to stay committed and to face the challenges head on. Think about the commitments that you make – How can you continue to stay committed?

Last week we celebrated the feast of the English Martyrs during our Friday lunchtime Mass – think about their commitment and the commitment of your House patrons and take inspiration from their example.

Don’t forget that it’s House Council Meetings this week so House Captains should head to the Chapel to work with the following year groups on the following days:

Tues 8:40am Y7/8/9

Weds 8:40am Y10/11

During the month of May (a month of Mary) Bishop Patrick has asked us to pray for peace and to particularly ask Mary, the Mother of our Church to pray for us also. Start your Form Time AoW each day by praying this prayer together:

Prayer for Peace
 
Let us pray, through the intercession of Mary Queen of Peace, 
for peace on earth and an end to violence and terrorism in our world,
for a new spirit of trust and collaboration between nations,
for the gift of wisdom for our politicians and leaders,
and for the resolution of long-standing conflicts in Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine,
and in other countries around the world.
Amen

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Listen carefully to this explanation of commitment.

What are you committed to?

How could you show that you are committed to your faith?

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

In a fortnight Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot and will make a lifelong commitment to one another!

Meghan has also made the commitment to be baptised and to become a Christian in the Church of England.

You may need to press the play button TWICE to get this video to play!

What sort of commitments do you think about making in your future?

How much does your faith influence the commitments that you make?

Help us Lord to keep the commitments and promises that we make. Help us to support our friends and family who make the commitment of marriage. Amen.

We end by making the sign of the cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Your Form Reps have visited the Chapel this week already to share their thoughts and ideas on a few topics and now it’s your turn!

As always we take inspiration from God’s Word. This verse is from the book of Proverbs:

If you listen to advice and are willing to learn, one day you will be wise.

Proverbs 19:20

We are hoping to make our school a wiser place by listening to your feedback and by being willing to learn from you!

Your Form Reps will now lead you in a discussion to collect your ideas on the topics below – you will need to make sure you have enough time to add your ideas and suggestions to the comments box below!

Whilst you’re thinking of some ideas have a look at the new DT Competition below that is being launched today and have a think about an entry that you might put forward to win points for your House!

  • Sports Day – How can we make it even bigger and better than before and so that you can celebrate your House Identity? Apart from the competitors, what other responsibilities / activities could people have whilst Sports Day is taking place?
  • House Competitions – What have you enjoyed this year? What would you like to see more of next year? Do you have any new ideas?
  • Any other business – this is a chance for you to give us your thoughts and feedback on any areas of school life where you think we can become wiser!

Thank you for sharing your ideas with us so that we can work as community that listens to and respects all parts of School life!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time to listen to a reading of Sunday’s Gospel to help us reflect on what God is saying to us.

John 15: 9-17

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.