God created us all equal – not all the same. Each and every person is a unique and special creation of God and this week we need to celebrate all of the things that make us who we are. We are told that being ‘different’ is bad and that we should be ‘normal’ but there is no such thing as normal! Take some time to find the things we love about the people around us and praise and celebrate them for their individuality.

Notices

  • It’s the Faith in Action Launch Meeting on Mon 12th Nov after school in the Chapel, please come along to find out more and to collect a letter with further information!
  • If you’re in a KS3 Chaplaincy Team and you don’t have a hoodie yet you must let us know what size you’d like us to order by Wednesday this week!
  • Friday is the Y11 Retreat Day
  • If you’d like to be part of next week’s Word of the Week video then see Joe and Marsha at a break or lunchtime!
  • This week it’s our House Acts of Worship:
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We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Think about how you will use your individuality this week to benefit others, just as Moses and Martin Luther King did.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Celebrating our Individuality and standing out from the crowd can change our lives completely!

Listen to how Award winner actor Leonardo Di Caprio stood out from the crowd and showed what made him unique and different during an audition.

So, when was the last time that you showed your individuality and owned it?

Are there challenges to standing out from the crowd?

Help us Lord to always be the best versions of our self so that we can give glory to You in all that we do

Amen

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This week is Anti-Bullying Week across the UK and this year’s theme is: Choose Respect.

How often do you choose to respect someone’s individuality when you encounter others?

Last year, during a speech to young people in Italy who were about to be Confirmed Pope Francis asked them to make a promise to him and to Jesus not to bully others.

Pope Francis' #AntiBullyingWeek message

Take a few moments in silence and think about whether you can make that promise today too.

Offer a prayer today for those who experience bullying and make a pledge to prevent bullying when you can.

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.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark

(Glory to you O Lord)

As Jesus sat near the Temple treasury, he watched the people as they dropped in their money. Many rich men dropped in a lot of money; then a poor widow came along and dropped in two little copper coins, worth about a penny. He called his disciples together and said to them, “I tell you that this poor widow put more in the offering box than all the others. For the others put in what they had to spare of their riches; but she, poor as she is, put in all she had—she gave all she had to live on.”

The Gospel of the Lord

(Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ)

How often do you ‘give it your all’ and give everything that you have?

As you watch this animation of the Gospel reading think about how you fit into this story and how you could be more like the poor widow who offered everything that she had.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

Be Inspirational