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On Sunday we celebrated the
feast of the Most Holy Trinity
which celebrates God in three
persons. We are called to show
reverence and respect for God the
Father, God the Son and God the
Holy Spirit at all times and we can
do this in many ways. One way is
by following the second of the Ten
Commandments and never talking
about God disrespectfully but we
can also show reverence through
prayer and the way that we behave.
Make an effort this week to be
reverent and to show respect to God
and to those around you.

Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

Let’s find out more about this amazing feast and the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

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Let us pray…

Our God is an awesome God.  He is kind, tenderhearted, and merciful.  Our Father loves us with an everlasting love and He is always concerned about our welfare.  All that we need, He provides through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  God should always be revered and adored.  He should have our utmost respect.  Today, bless the Lord.  Lift up your praises to the One who is the living God, our God who is our Father.

 

Father, today we proclaim Your Name, the Name of the Lord.  You are glorious.  You are our Rock and Your deeds are perfect.  Everything You do is just and fair.  You are faithful and You do no wrong.  How just and upright You are!  Your unfailing love toward those who fear You is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.  Let the whole world fear and stand in awe of You Lord. You spoke and the world began; it appeared at Your command.  Lord, You are our inheritance and hope.  Thank You, Father, for Your love and compassion.  Thank You for keeping Your covenant with us throughout the ages.  Thank You for making us Your people.  What a joy it is to be one of Your children.  Father, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.

Amen

 

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

 

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

Everyday we use the sign of the cross but do we understand it’s significance and why it is an important sign of reverence?

When we make the sign of the cross we show reverence to all 3 persons of the Trinity:

As we touch our head we remember God the Father and recognise that we began as just a thought in God’s head.

As we touch our hearts we remember God the Son and recall how He has taught us to love others.

As we touch our shoulders we remember God the Holy Spirit and realise that, in everything we do we are carried on the shoulders of the Holy Spirit and are not alone.

Finally, as we join our hands at the end and say ‘Amen‘ we show our belief and reverence for the Holy Trinity – one God in 3 persons and this helps us to enter into prayer, or the next part of our day, remembering that we are not alone and that we are loved.

As we end our Act of Worship today, make the sign of the cross more slowly and really think about the way in which you show reverence to God through this small act

 

Bishop Patrick has invited us to pray the prayer below every morning.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in our words and actions, just as the Holy Spirit guided the disciples many years ago. We are modern day disciples and it is our job to share the Good News today!

You can print it off the prayer below, colour it in, and place it somewhere in your home or you can create your own poster/artwork with the prayer yourself.

This week we are thinking about God’s people and how they showed revernce to God.

There are many people in the Bible that have answered God’s call and there are also many people who have done and seen amazing things who have been made Saints for their work.

But it’s not just about people from years and years ago, it’s about us! We are all part of God’s family, we are God’s people.

We have all been called to do God’s work and to spread the message of God’s unconditional love.

As we go through this week think about what it is that you have been called to do. Think about whether you are sharing God’s love just as the great people throughout history who have gone before us have done.

This week’s song is one that you might recognise because it’s from Ice Age 4!

Listen carefully and try to pick the lyric that you think is the most important.

This song is all about being part of one family.

We are all people of God and we are part of the family of God.

Just as the scripture says:

See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God’s children—and so, in fact, we are.

(1 John 3:1)

Think about the people that are in God’s family.

Your friends, your family, your neighbours, your classmates, your teachers, the people you see in your local community, people on the other side of the world, and even the people that you don’t always get on with.

Think about what it means to all be part of the same family. Do we always treat our brothers and sisters around the world as we should?

Lord please help us to remember that we are all part of the same family.As we go throughout the week help us to think about other people around us and how our actions affect others.

Help us to show love to everyone in our family and to forgive others.

Amen

 

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

Making sense of it all: This week we look at ‘Going Out Again’

Things are changing we’re starting to open up, go back to school, start back at work – how can Pentecost and reverence help us make sense of it all.

 

Israel, the Lord who created you says,

“Do not be afraid—I will save you.
I have called you by name—you are mine.
When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you;
your troubles will not overwhelm you.
When you pass through fire, you will not be burned;
the hard trials that come will not hurt you.
For I am the Lord your God,
the holy God of Israel, who saves you.

Isaiah 43: 1-3

We attend All Saints’ but do we know any Saints’?

Saints are God’s people because they have given their lives to God and have done great things.

This week you have to try to identify which Saint or holy person is in each picture.

Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Answers are given further down the page

 

 

 

Answers:

Choose one of the names above. Do some research about your chosen person and then share the information with your family.

You could try to research these things:

Where were they from?

What did they do?

Why were they made a saint? Or, why are they recognised as being a holy person?

What happened to them during their life?

Saints are people who have listened to God’s call and have answered it. Just like the saints, you should remember the words of Saint Paul, as he wrote to the Colossians:

You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

(Colossians 3: 12-13)

If you would like to learn some more about some of these saints then follow this link:

http://www.loyolapress.com/saints-stories-for-kids.htm?cId=115673#V

 

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

 

God’s people have lots of things in common. Although they sometimes make mistakes and make bad choices they always try to live as God taught them to.

This week your task is to make a person of God!

Draw the outline of a person.

Think about how your person would behave and what features would help them. For example, if they are always helping others then they might have large hands.

Think about what they would look like. If they are smiley and friendly to others then make them with a huge smile on their face.

Think about what they have with them. If they are spreading God’s word then they might have a Bible with them, or some messages about love.

Create your person of God and then share why your person looks the way they do.

Remember that every detail counts because every part of your person will have a different function that does God’s work

 

We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.

(Romans 12:4-5)

You might like to choose a job for the person that you build. There are lots of different jobs that can be done, as St Paul writes and tells the Corinthians

jobsThere are different abilities to perform service, but the same God gives ability to all for their particular service. The Spirit’s presence is shown in some way in each person for the good of all. The Spirit gives one person a message full of wisdom, while to another person the same Spirit gives a message full of knowledgeOne and the same Spirit gives faith to one person, while to another person he gives the power to healThe Spirit gives one person the power to work miracles; to another, the gift of speaking God’s message; and to yet another, the ability to tell the difference between gifts that come from the Spirit and those that do not. To one person he gives the ability to speak in strange tongues, and to another he gives the ability to explain what is saidBut it is one and the same Spirit who does all this; as he wishes, he gives a different gift to each person.

(Corinthians 12: 6- 11)

We are all God’s children and we should try our best to be friendly, loving, kind and caring just like the people of God that we have made today.

…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

 

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We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

This week’s video is all about Saint Paul. It will be his feast day (along with Saint Peter) on Thursday 29th June.

Paul used to go by the name of Saul and he hated Christians and persecuted them but on the road to Damascus Jesus spoke to him and Saul changed his ways and changed his name to become Paul!

The video below shows all the different places that Saint Paul visited to spread the Good News. It shows how this one man helped to make the Church as big as it is today by travelling a very long way

Did you recognise any names of the places that Saint Paul travelled to?Do you know where we can find any of the things he said or the letters he wrote to the people that he visited in all of those different places?

Saint Paul wrote 14 of the books in the New Testament! These are known as The Pauline Epistles or, The Epistles of Paul.They are:

  • Romans
  • First Corinthians
  • Second Corinthians
  • Galatians
  • Ephesians
  • Philippians
  • Colossians
  • First Thessalonians
  • Second Thessalonians
  • First Timothy
  • Second Timothy
  • Titus
  • Philemon
  • Hebrews

These books of the Bible were letters which were written to the people that Paul visited. The letters were about the questions people had about Christ and the problems the people had in the areas that Paul visited.

In general, Paul’s letters greet and pray for a community, provide teaching and sometimes correction about Christian beliefs, explain his travel plans and end with more advice and a farewell.

You can learn more by visiting:

http://www.catholiccourier.com/in-depth/previous-topics/st-paul-jubilee-2009/14-letters-in-bible-attributed-to-st-paul-or-his-followers/#sthash.RcBuSp4E.dpuf

Think about the places where people need to hear the Good News that God loves us. It could be places where people feel lonely, it could be places which are far away and no one has heard the good news about Jesus before, it could be places where there is fighting and hatred.Write a letter to those people telling them about the ministry of Jesus on earth and about God’s love for all of us.

You might like to include some of the words below that Paul used in his letters.

From St Paul’s first letter to the ThessaloniansWe urge you, our friends, to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but at all times make it your aim to do good to one another and to all people.

(1 Thessalonians 5: 14-15)

From St Paul’s letter to the RomansWe have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body.

(Romans 12: 4-5)

From St Paul’s first letter to the CorinthiansChrist is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts. In the same way, all of us, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether slaves or free, have been baptised into the one body by the same Spirit, and we have all been given the one Spirit to drink.

For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts. If the foot were to say, “Because I am not a hand, I don’t belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. And if the ear were to say, “Because I am not an eye, I don’t belong to the body,” that would not keep it from being a part of the body. If the whole body were just an eye, how could it hear? And if it were only an ear, how could it smell? As it is, however, God put every different part in the body just as he wanted it to be. There would not be a body if it were all only one part! As it is, there are many parts but one body.

So then, the eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” Nor can the head say to the feet, “Well, I don’t need you!” On the contrary, we cannot do without the parts of the body that seem to be weaker; and those parts that we think aren’t worth very much are the ones which we treat with greater care; while the parts of the body which don’t look very nice are treated with special modesty, which the more beautiful parts do not need. God himself has put the body together in such a way as to give greater honor to those parts that need it. And so there is no division in the body, but all its different parts have the same concern for one another. If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all the other parts share its happiness.

All of you are Christ’s body, and each one is a part of it. In the church God has put all in place: in the first place apostles, in the second place prophets, and in the third place teachers; then those who perform miracles, followed by those who are given the power to heal or to help others or to direct them or to speak in strange tongues. They are not all apostles or prophets or teachers. Not everyone has the power to work miracles or to heal diseases or to speak in strange tongues or to explain what is said.

(1 Corinthians 12: 12-30)

From St Paul’s letter to the ColossiansYou are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then, you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Be tolerant with one another and forgive one another whenever any of you has a complaint against someone else. You must forgive one another just as the Lord has forgiven you.

(Colossians 3: 12-13)

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…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
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