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When we are committed to each other it reminds us all of the common bond that holds us all together. It reminds us that we are all part of one family – God’s family – and that no matter our differences we all have something in common.

Family, this week’s word of the week, is a word that means lots of different things to different people. For many it’s about the people we go home to, but it can just as easily be about those we feel safe and secure around, those with who we feel loved. This week we’re going to think about our families at home, our families at school and just what it means to belong.

Monday/Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

It’s time for our “Word of the Week” watch the video above and check out for the notices at the bottom of the screen – don’t forget to leave your comments below!

On your white board draw a big tree! On the end of each branch write what ‘family’ means to you. If you get chance, take a picture and put it on Instagram tagging be.inspirational.becket in the photo to share it with others!

Lord, help us to realise where we belong and to value all those in our families. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday/Wednesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

Watch this:

This may or may not remind you of what it’s like at home – but the message is a powerful one. Although we fight and fall out with each other, although we sometimes don’t show it, when it comes down to it, family means something. It means being there when you’re really needed.

Stand up and find a new seat next to someone different.

Share with each other what the video reminded you of.

Ask each other: What does family mean to you?

Lord, help us to remember that we are part of your family and that you are there for us. Amen.

Thursday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

This whole term is about Networks and how we connect with those around us.

This week use the Key Process of “Role Play” to explore  the following scenario.

A group of noisy and disruptive neighbours have moved in next to your family. You’re trying to work out your differences.

Lord, help us to understand how we connect with other people and to form positive and healthy relationships. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Friday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

As 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.

This year we want to bring the Word of God to life on a Friday morning to help us reflect and understand scripture a little bit better, so with the help of our school community a different person each week will read our Gospel and share what it means to them. Use your planners to help you discuss and explore the story further.

Lord, help us to listen to and follow your word. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross.

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