Prayer is something that can be really hard to understand, let alone do. Sometimes it comes naturally but usually it’s something we forget about and don’t find time for. Prayer is simply a chat with God and you don’t need to use the right words, you don’t even need to use any words, you just need to put aside some time to be with God.

It’s amazing what a difference a few minutes a day can make – try it for yourself this week!


  • The Faith in Action group are meeting after school in the Chapel on Tuesday – bring your journal!
  • On Friday there is the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in school or, if you’ve not made your first confession, simply to have a chat with one of our priests. You can sign up for a Reconciliation time via your Form Tutor or by seeing Joe or Marsha.
  • This week you will get the chance to sign up for your Lenten Fundraising activities! Our fundraising afternoon is an incredible opportunity to be sponsored for a fun activity and the money raised will make a huge difference to our school charities: Building Hope in Bunkpurugu, CAFOD, Faith in Families and Emmanuel House. Make sure you sign up as soon as possible and start thinking of ways that your form can make the most money and the most House points!
  • We have Mass on Friday so come and join us for our celebration at the end of the week – you can collect your Mass Pass from the Chapel.
  • It’s House AoW this week on the following days:
Mon 11/3B – Chapel
E – Hall
Tues 12/3N – Chapel
P – Hall
Weds 13/3R – Chapel
T – Hall

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.

Prayer is all about taking time to communicate with God whether that is through our words, our actions or simply by devoting time to our creator.

Just as we build upon our relationship with God to make it stronger we must also put this time into our community to ensure that we remain strong and focused on the mission that our Mission Statement sets out:

The Becket is a Catholic school. Our mission is to work in partnership with parents and carers to provide an outstanding Catholic education for all our young people. This means:

  • inspiring and motivating young people to achieve their full potential academically, spiritually, socially and in a full range of extra-curricular activities
  • helping young people to grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • developing in young people a deep knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith
  • practising Gospel values, such as forgiveness and helping those in need, within our school community and in society as a whole.

Just as we are focusing on the 3 pillars throughout Lent this morning we will be focusing on 3 themes that will guide discussion at this term’s House Council Meeting which takes place on Thursday this week. They are:

  1. How can we strengthen our House Identity in school?
  2. What activities would you like to do more of during our Be Inspirational Form Time Acts of Worship?
  3. What opportunities would you like to see available in school to help you develop in your faith?

Please discuss your ideas in your form and form reps – make some notes and be ready to bring your thoughts and ideas to House Council on Thursday morning during Form Time!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

Today is our House Council Meeting – Form Reps please head straight to the Chapel after registering!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Tomorrow we have the opportunity to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation in our school chapel. If you’ve not made the Sacrament of Reconciliation before then you are still very welcome to spend some time talking to one of our priests.

This video goes through what the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession) is all about. Don’t forget, you can always come and chat about this important Sacrament in the Chapel so you feel fully informed and prepared.

If you’d like to make the most of this opportunity tomorrow then please sign up for a Reconciliation time via your Form Tutor or with Joe/ Marsha.

(Y8 – don’t forget you’ll need to avoid lessons where you have an exam, if you have any issues scheduling this then come and see us in the Chapel ASAP.)

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.

Be Inspirational