A password will be e-mailed to you.

The first week of Advent is themed around Hope. It’s a chance to remember the hope of God’s people as they waited for a Messiah and an opportunity to reflect on our hope that one day Jesus will come again. What are you hopeful for in our world? If you could have just one hope for the future what would it be? God gives hope to everyone and as we enter the season of Advent we should remember that whenever things are difficult we can always hope in God.

NEW Notices for The Becket

  • Our Lady and St Patrick’s Parish in The Meadows are offering young people the opportunity to have their artwork displayed! If you have made/ drawn / created an image of the Nativity then bring it along to 9:30am Mass on a Sunday in Advent and it will be displayed in the Parish. See Marsha or Joe in the Chapel for more information.
  • As always we have Mass in the Chapel at 12:15 on Friday!
  • We need your donations for the Christmas Market! Head to student services to give in your: sweets and chocolate, tombola prizes and soft drink bottles and cans – they all win points for your House
  • Anyone who is in Y10, Y11, Y12 or Y13 is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!
  • You are all invited to join us at The Becket for some exciting events this Advent – we hope to see you soon!
    • Christmas Market, Weds 5th Dec, 5-8pm – Live animals, high quality gifts, raffle (including football tickets, signed football shirt, cricket tickets and lots of other prizes!), hot food, live music and so much more – please come along and support our charity project, Building Hope in Bunkpurugu!
    • Advent Liturgy, Thurs 13th Dec, 7pm led by the 6th Form Chaplaincy Team. A chance to take part in Advent activities to prepare us for this special Liturgical Season followed by refreshments
  • It’s our 2nd Faith in Action Award session on Tuesday after school – head to the Chapel straight away and don’t forget your journals!

Notices for All Saints'

  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!
  • You are all invited to join us at The Becket for some exciting events this Advent – we hope to see you soon!
    • Christmas Market, Weds 5th Dec, 5-8pm – Live animals, high quality gifts, raffle (including football tickets, signed football shirt, cricket tickets and lots of other prizes!), hot food, live music and so much more – please come along and support our charity project, Building Hope in Bunkpurugu!
    • Advent Liturgy, Thurs 13th Dec, 7pm led by the 6th Form Chaplaincy Team. A chance to take part in Advent activities to prepare us for this special Liturgical Season followed by refreshments

Notices for Trinity

  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!
  • You are all invited to join us at The Becket for some exciting events this Advent – we hope to see you soon!
    • Christmas Market, Weds 5th Dec, 5-8pm – Live animals, high quality gifts, raffle (including football tickets, signed football shirt, cricket tickets and lots of other prizes!), hot food, live music and so much more – please come along and support our charity project, Building Hope in Bunkpurugu!
    • Advent Liturgy, Thurs 13th Dec, 7pm led by the 6th Form Chaplaincy Team. A chance to take part in Advent activities to prepare us for this special Liturgical Season followed by refreshments

Notices for Christ the King

  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!
  • You are all invited to join us at The Becket for some exciting events this Advent – we hope to see you soon!
    • Christmas Market, Weds 5th Dec, 5-8pm – Live animals, high quality gifts, raffle (including football tickets, signed football shirt, cricket tickets and lots of other prizes!), hot food, live music and so much more – please come along and support our charity project, Building Hope in Bunkpurugu!
    • Advent Liturgy, Thurs 13th Dec, 7pm led by the 6th Form Chaplaincy Team. A chance to take part in Advent activities to prepare us for this special Liturgical Season followed by refreshments

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Think about how you will make your hopes, and the hopes of others, become a reality this Advent.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Lord, we pray that all of our efforts to raise money and to make a difference to others this Advent will be successful. May we bring hope to those less fortunate than ourselves as we put our faith into action.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Last week we spent some time in meditation and we’re going to use this prayer technique again this week whilst meditating on the lyrics of a piece of music.

In this song we pray for Jesus to come again and to unite us with Him in Heaven.

Begin this time of meditation by sitting comfortably in your chair. Place both feet on the floor and start by closing your eyes and slowing your breathing.

Focus on breathing deeply and slowly.

Tense and then relax your toes, then your legs and work your way up your body until you are sat calmly in your chair.

Allow the words of the song to guide your thoughts and prayer this morning and think about the words of St Paul to the Romans:

Let your hope keep you joyful

Romans12: 12 GNT

When the song has finished slowly open your eyes and give yourself time to reflect on this time of prayer.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

If you have any thoughts or reflections then please add them to the comments box below!

This morning we hear from some of our Faith in Action Award group who will be telling us about a very special feast day that we are celebrating today!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

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

Think about how you will show your faith today. How will you ‘stay awake’ and alert in your faith throughout Advent?

We end with the Sign of the Cross.