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On the feast of Christ the King, every year, the Church focuses on its young people and celebrates everything that you bring to the world. Youth is not just about age however – it’s about our attitude. Anyone can be youthful if they fill their lives with joy and excitement.

Think this week about what it’s like to be a young person in today’s world – is it easy?

What difference can you make to the world around you?

Notices for The Becket

  • If you would like to be involved in The Becket Prayer Resources which will be shared with the whole Trust via the Be Inspirational site next week then see Joe or Marsha by Wednesday.
  • We’re extending our Christmas Card competition deadline until Wednesday 28th November – give in your entries at the Chapel.
  • On Monday 26th Nov there is an event hosted by Cafod, at The Becket School all about Oscar Romero who was recently canonised and became a Saint! Join Bishop Patrick and the other speakers on Monday evening, there are refreshments from 7pm and it starts at 7:30pm!
  • Our first Faith in Action Award session is on Wednesday after school – head to the Chapel straight away!
  • Y10 House Board deadline is on Friday
  • It’s Edmund House Mass P1 on Friday this week!
  • As always we have Mass in the Chapel at 12:15 on Friday!
  • We need your donations for the Christmas Market! Head to student services to give in your: sweets and chocolate, tombola prizes and soft drink bottles and cans – they all win points for your House
  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!

Notices for Trinity

  • On Monday 26th Nov there is an event hosted by Cafod, at The Becket School all about Oscar Romero who was recently canonised and became a Saint! Join Bishop Patrick and the other speakers on Monday evening, there are refreshments from 7pm and it starts at 7:30pm!
  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!

Notices for Christ the King

  •  Look out for Advent notices over the next two weeks to see how you can get involved in school and in your parish at this time.
  • On Monday 26th Nov there is an event hosted by Cafod, at The Becket School all about Oscar Romero who was recently canonised and became a Saint! Join Bishop Patrick and the other speakers on Monday evening, there are refreshments from 7pm and it starts at 7:30pm!
  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!

Notices for All Saints

  • On Monday 26th Nov there is an event hosted by Cafod, at The Becket School all about Oscar Romero who was recently canonised and became a Saint! Join Bishop Patrick and the other speakers on Monday evening, there are refreshments from 7pm and it starts at 7:30pm!
  • Anyone who is in Year 10 and above is invited to The Briars for their Advent Retreat! It’s taking place Fri 7th – Sun 9th December and it’s open to anyone across the country who would like to attend – there are no school staff, just the Team and it’s a great opportunity to meet new people, to explore your faith and to prepare properly during the season of Advent – check out https://ndcys.com/advent-retreat-2018/ for more information!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have a think about the opportunities that Youth have in your school community – if you have any new ideas then add them to the comments box below!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

 

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We are going to do a couple minutes of meditation in forms today to try and get everyone in the right frame of mind for the day. It is very rare that you get a moment of quiet throughout the day to reflect. Hopefully this gives us an opportunity to do so.

 

Start by getting in a comfortable position for YOU, not for anyone else, but for you. It is important to close your eyes, relax your shoulders, be aware of your inner core at work and reflect on the words that you are going to repeat. You repeat and reflect on a phrase for a couple of minutes, saying it over and over again in your head. This phrase is called a MANTRA. See how it fits into your life, could this become a bigger part of your life, how important are certain things to you. Once this has been completed, we just end this time of quiet with the sign of the cross. Start with a minute of meditation and build it up if you feel appropriate.

 

Your mantra today is:

Keep faithful, says the Lord

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Time for a chat!

Bishop Patrick has asked us all to think about the word Encounter during Advent. It is not a word that we often think about or say in our day to day lives. Sometimes we don’t even know that we are encountering Jesus or being an encounter for somebody else to find Jesus.

Talk to the person next to you and reflect on the questions and thoughts below.

 

Where have you encountered Jesus in your life?

Could you share this encounter with others?

Think of one extra thing you could do during Advent to encounter Jesus.

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Last week, our Sixth Form were at the Briars with Sixth Form students from the Becket and Trinity school. It was a great few days where the theme explored was significance. It looked at our significance in our world and was helped by various clips from the film The Greatest Showman. Recognising our own significance is a tricky thing, realising how important we are in God’s eyes is not an easy thing to do. But staying true to who you are and how God made you is important, as we are all made in God’s image and likeness. What God thinks is all that matters.

Don’t talk to the person next to you, it’s time to talk to God.

Tell him how significant you feel. And if you don’t, ask him to show you just how significant you are, because we are all truly special.

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.

What are the truths that people would learn about you if they asked?

Think about what your calling might be and ask God for help and guidance on your journey.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.