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This week is the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26th September and it’s a celebration of the different ways in which we communicate. It reminds us that we communicate in lots of different languages and it reminds us of the power of our words.

Also this week we have our Languages bake off!

We also have our Y6 Open Evening on Wednesday when we will use welcoming and encouraging language to greet the families that come to visit our school community.

Think this week about how you show people that you love them – do you use kind words? You may speak through actions or service. Try this week to use the languages you speak to build up the people around you and to communicate a message of love and acceptance.

Notices

  • We have Mass on Friday lunchtime as usual so pop to the Chapel to reserve your lunch for afterwards and to collect a Mass Pass.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

See how many languages your Form group knows! Let us know in the comments.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As you will have seen in this week’s Word of the Week video, there are ways that we can communicate with one another without saying a single word – we can use our bodies. Watch this video to find out more and to learn about how Jesus used his body to communicate in the most powerful way possible.

When Jesus took on human form he humbled himself but He also showed us how much we are worth to Him through his great actions of love.

Take some time to think about your actions.

Do you show others how much you value them?

Do you make sacrifices for others?

How often do your actions show frustration and anger when they could show patience and love?

Help us Jesus to be more like you by using our human form to do good to others and to communicate a message of love and peace.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Image result for st jeromeOn the 30th of September it will be the feast of St Jerome, the patron Saint of the English Department at the Becket School!

St Jerome played an important role in the history of the Church because he translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin. During the Middle Ages most people couldn’t read but by going to Church where the educated clergy shared the Bible message with them they were able to learn about Jesus and St Jerome made that possible! It just shows how important knowledge of a language can be!

Although Latin might seem like a language we left in the Middle Ages, we still use lots of Latin phrases in our language now. See if you can work out what some of these phrases mean and leave your answers (and the name of your Form) in the comments box below!

‘et cetera’ (etc)

‘carpe diem’

‘vice versa’

‘Draco Dormiens Numquam Titillandus’ (Clue: this is the Hogwarts school motto!)

‘Ave Maria’

‘Agnus Dei’

‘Corpus Christi’

Look out for other Latin phrases that we still use today!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

The Becket school and the feeder primaries have been dreaming big and working hard by putting God’s work into action. Using their actions as a language to young people in a different who do not yet have a school.
In 2016 the Becket school had a dream to help those who need it and build a school in Bunkpurugu Ghana now jump to 2019 and the school is so close to being built! After raising £51,341.03

We still have a substantial amount to raise! The Becket school we will running 5K tomorrow as a fantastic effort to get closer to completing the school and putting the language our faith into action!

Attached is two letters from the children in the area.
Letter from Cecilia to Oliver Letter from Cecilia to Oliver

We pray together the prayer our Father taught us. The prayer that units all Catholics around the world as we say

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

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.

Lord we ask that you will strengthen us as we serve others. Give us the energy and enthusiasm today to make our Bunkpurugu 5K a fantastic event.

Amen

We end with the Sign of the Cross.