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Being able to show mercy to somebody is not an easy task. It is the much harder option to take when it is much easier to think about ourselves instead. God teaches us that love conquers evil, joy overcomes hatred and compassion is the source of forgiveness. Following the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at the weekend, let us remind ourselves of the loving mercy of Jesus, the mercy shown to us everyday and the mercy we should show to everyone that we meet. Jesus has given us an example to follow, it is something which we can all achieve.

Notices

  • All forms for the Y9 Briars Trip should now be handed into the Chapel, if you’ve not given yours in yet then make sure you do so ASAP!
  • The deadline for Lourdes payments via Squid is Tues 30th April – please see Marsha or Joe if there are any issues meeting that deadline.
  • We have Mass on Friday so make sure you sign up for a Mass Pass in advance and then join us in the Chapel on Friday lunchtime!
  • It’s House AoW this week and we also have 2 House Celebrations so make sure that you know when and where yours take place this week:
    Mon 29/4
    T – Drama Studio
    B – Chapel
    Bernadette House Mass P1 Chapel
    Tues 30/4 E – Chapel
    Weds 1/5 N – Chapel
    Thurs 2/5 P – Chapel
    Fri 3/5
    R- Chapel
    Robert House Mass P1 Chapel

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Our word of the week this week is not an easy one to explain! One of the things that sometimes helps us to understand difficult concepts is to break it down into manageable ideas that we’re familiar with.

Today we would like every Form (as a whole class/ small groups/ individuals) to help us to understand Mercy in The Becket School community. It will form a House Competition so make sure that all entries include your name and form group!

Your task is to create an acrostic which helps us to understand the theme of Mercy, you can find an example below.

Try to make your entry as personal and tailored to The Becket School community as possible – all entries should be passed on to Joe / Marsha and must be submitted by Friday this week!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Throughout this week we are trying to think of ways that we can be more merciful towards one another.

One way to understand mercy is that when we are merciful we share the needs, concerns and problems of our neighbour. That doesn’t mean that we have to be nosy and get involved in their business but it does mean that when they are in need we treat that problem like it is our own and we help them as best we can. In this way we will fully understand the quote from Shakespeare in our Word of the Week video and when we help others we will feel that same relief because we truly made their needs our own.

Get into 5 teams. Each team should write a response to one of these problems that might be encountered by students at The Becket. Imagine these are your own problems and concerns – what would you want to hear to be helped and reassured?

The advice will later be displayed on the Be Inspirational site and we will be able to see the mercy, love and support from across our community. Make sure you give in your advice to Joe or Marsha – you can drop it off at the staffroom for it to be added to their tray, just make sure you include your name and form.

1. I really struggle with exams – what can I do?
2. My friend and I have fallen out – how can I rebuild our friendship?
3. I always forget things for school/ 6th Form – how can I be more organised?
4. How can I be more confident in myself, like other people in my year seem to be?
5. What should I do if I am worried about someone in my Class?

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.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.