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The Feast of Pentecost is one of the biggest events in the history of the Church. The Church we’re part of today can be traced back to that single event when the disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit, went out into the streets and started spreading the Good News in many different languages. They found a new courage and a new mission to spread Jesus’ message and today over 1 billion people are part of the Catholic Church!

Think about the Good News in your lives – how do you share that with others?

Notices

  • The staff walk for Bunkpurugu is this weekend – if you would like to sponsor staff then see Miss Stephenson to make a donation.
  • Welcome back to Y12 who return to school this week after sitting their exams!
  • We have Mass as usual on Friday – it’s a great opportunity to thank God for our week so come down to the chapel and sign up for a Mass Pass/ get your lunch reserved so you can be a part of the celebration too!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.  

How will you spread the Good News just like the disciples did?

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

At Pentecost the disciples took up their mission of spreading a message to all nations and, as we will hear from this week’s Act of Worship, the message that we need to spread in our world today is how to tackle climate change so we can take care of our world for future generations.

This video from Cafod helps to explain why combating climate change is so important, not only for us here in the UK, but also for those who are most affected by climate change across the world.

How do the issues raised in this video make you feel?

Do you think about your actions and mission differently now you have seen some of the issues that our planet faces?

Let us pray…

May the Holy Spirit inspire us to be courageous and to tackle the issues that face our world with confidence. May we never lose the hope or enthusiasm to do what is right for all of creation.

Amen.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.  

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the Holy Spirit gives us 7 gifts. Theses are traits that Jesus himself shows but he shares them with us and encourages us to live a life that embraces these gifts. 

Over the final weeks of term we will reflect on each of these gifts and how they influence and guide our lives.

See if you can match the gifts with their explanations and add your answers to the comments box below – over the next few weeks of reflections we will find out if you’re right!

Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding, Right Judgement, Courage, Reverence, Awe and Wonder

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1. This gift helps us to value spiritual things more than worldly things. It drives us to see things from God’s perspective and through the light of our faith.
2. Also known as piety. This gift is our obedience to God and our willingness to serve him – not because we have to but because we love God and devoted to Him.
3. Also known as counsel. This helps us to know right from wrong and inspires us to speak up and to encourage others to do the right thing, even when it is a difficult situation.
4. This gift helps us to grasp the truths of our faith more easily and strengthens our insight of prayer, the scriptures and the sacraments.
5. Also known as fortitude. This gift sustains our decision to follow the will of God in any situation. It allows us to stand up and defend our faith, even when threatened by bodily injury or death.
6. This gift is an awareness of God’s plan. It helps us to consider what we should do when we are tempted and helps us to understand how we should live our lives in the way that God would want us to.
7. Also known as ‘Fear of the Lord’. This gift makes us aware of the glory and majesty of God. We fear displeasing God and losing our connection with him because of our love for Him. It increases our desire to draw closer to God and to depart from sin.

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.