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It’s our last full week of term and as the year draws to a close it’s a great time to look back on what we’re about as a faith community. It’s also an important week because our diocese is on pilgrimage in Lourdes.

25 of our young people along with nearly 300 others are now (or soon to be) in France ready to start an amazing week serving the sick and elderly in our diocese.

There will be loads of opportunity to see what we’re doing, we’ve got a live broadcast tomorrow and on Thursday you can even watch us on Lourdes TV!

With that in mind our ‘Word of the Week’ is ‘Service’. It’s not just exploring how we serve God and the church, but how we serve each other. Jesus said that to be truly great we need to serve others and put them first. This week is going to be a really good opportunity to think about how that works in our community as well as across the world.

Monday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Hopefully we’ll be able to broadcast our ‘Word of the Week’ live from Lourdes – Refresh the page at 8:45 if it’s not started!

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFm9YzYxhaM

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

This is how our young people raised money for their trip – it was a crazy night but worth it! We need to remember that helping people can be fun too!

httpv://youtu.be/utaeUb_ubY8

Think about what you could do to help other people whilst still having fun!

Lord, help us to help others. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

During form time we’ll be in the underground basilica at the international mass. Along with about 15000 people! Try and spot us, we’re yellow and purple and wearing robin hood hats!

http://en.lourdes-france.org/tv-lourdes/

Also iv you’ve got anyone you’d like us to pray for leave their name in the box below and we’ll put that in the grotto when we pass through later today!

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

A postcard from Lourdes:

httpv://youtu.be/Yyp0HI134Ms

During the morning we should also be right in the middle of our mass at the Grotto. This mass is one of the most important things we do as it’s the actual spot that Our Lady appeared to Bernadette. On the video feed we’re the ones in the yellow/purple with Robin Hood hats! Click below for the feed and make sure the Grotto is selected!

http://en.lourdes-france.org/tv-lourdes/

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Friday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Lourdes-5As you know, we are going to use the Scripture from this Sunday’s Gospel to reflect on every Friday. If you are in KS 3/4 You can use your planners to to help you understand the scripture.

Mark 6:30-34

Jesus Feeds Five Thousand

The apostles returned and met with Jesus, and told him all they had done and taught. There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his disciples didn’t even have time to eat. So he said to them, “Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest a while.” So they started out in a boat by themselves to a lonely place.

Many people, however, saw them leave and knew at once who they were; so they went from all the towns and ran ahead by land and arrived at the place ahead of Jesus and his disciples. When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and his heart was filled with pity for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.

KS 3 /4 – Have a read of the explanation in your planner and answer the questions with your friends.

Finish the morning by praying the prayer you find at the bottom of the page.

Lord, help us to stand up for what we believe. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

 

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