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.
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This Liturgy explores our responsibility as Christians to stomp out racism, support and stand by victims of racism and create positive change in the world through actions of love.
Following that link you will also find this really helpful and powerful topic talk on racism with Fr Jonathan Cotton. Make sure you check it out!
“As far as God is concerned, each of us is an awe inspiring miracle” Youcat
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Churches are a special place of worship for Christians.
When we go into a place of worship like a church we show reverence because churches are the house of God.
Our scripture reflection today is taken from Mathew’s Gospel…
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew (21:12-17)
Jesus went into the temple courtyard and threw out everyone who was buying and selling there. He overturned the money changers’ tables and the chairs of those who sold pigeons. He told them, “Scripture says, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you’re turning it into a gathering place for thieves!”
Blind and lame people came to him in the temple courtyard, and he healed them.
When the chief priests and the experts in Moses’ Teachings saw the amazing miracles he performed and the children shouting in the temple courtyard, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were irritated. They said to him, “Do you hear what these children are saying?”
Jesus replied, “Yes, I do. Have you never read, ‘From the mouths of little children and infants, you have created praise’?”
He left them and went out of the city to Bethany and spent the night there.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Why do you think Jesus was angry when he entered the Temple? Were people showing reverence in the Temple?
Why do you think it’s important that we show reverence in places of worship like churches?
What does it mean to go to church?
To a lot of people, Church is only a building, where people go in and out. But to go to church means to go where Jesus himself awaits us. To go out of church means to take Jesus to the people.
Why is the church Holy?
Only God is entirely holy. And the church is holy because God works in it. Everything that comes from God is holy.
We are so lucky to have such beautiful church buildings in our community that we can meet with our community to worship and praise God.
And I’m sure like many of us you are all missing visiting your church during this time! Although our buildings are closed, our church as a community is still alive!
Your challenge today is to create a leaflet or poster to explain and advertise your church. In your leaflet or poster you can draw and write all the signs and symbols you might see in church. You could explain where and why we need to be reverent in church. You could explain what happens in church. Don’t forget to let us know why your enjoy going to church!
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!
If you are designing your own prayer or scripture artwork we would love to see your creations!
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On Sunday we celebrated the Solemnity of the most Holy Trinity.
As Christians, we believe that God is three in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Holy Trinity can be difficult to get our heads around, but is a mystery of love.
There are certain pieces of artwork or objects that are used to help explain the Trinity, for example Saint Patrick used a shamrock, which is one leaf that has three parts.
Let us know in the comments box below what analogies you can think of that help us understand the Holy Trinity?!
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 Spiritand 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 make the sign of the cross, we open ourselves to your presence in our lives, to your life transforming grace and action. We pray we will offer our lives in ways that others may hear your Good News, know you love and feel your comfort.
Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song!
Get comfortable, sit up straight and get ready to sing loud and proud!
On Thursday the Catholic Church will be celebrating the feast day of St Barnabas.
Watch the video below to learn more about the amazing story of Barnabas!
Today, Joe is leading us through a type of prayer called meditation. We can show reverence to God through prayer and listening to God’s call.
Prayer is giving our attention to God.
God is always alongside us and ready to listen. Anyone can pray, at any time and in any place.
One day Jesus’ disciples said to Jesus, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’ (Luke 11.1)
Jesus’ response was simple: he gave them some words to use, the words we know as the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father.
The Our Father is a community prayer. It never uses the words ‘I’ or ‘Me’, it uses the words ‘Our’ and ‘Us’. As we say the Our Father pray for your school community, your form group, your year group, other year groups, all the staff and the priests who support our school.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name; your kingdom come; your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
Become a Missionary Disciple…
This term, every school within the Nottingham Diocese will be exploring the theme ‘Missionary Discipleship’!
How can we play an active role in the wider community and be the face of Christ for others?
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”(Matthew 28:19)
Each week we are inviting you to take a different Challenge to complete from below…
Read a Bible story every weekend or ask a grown up to read one to you. Tell your favourite Bible story to a friend or family member. Ask a friend to share with you a Bible or religious story that is special to them. Make a poster about Jesus and put it on your bedroom window so people can see it. Learn the names of Jesus’ Twelve Disciples. Who is your favourite disciple and why? Say a prayer for someone who is struggling, ill, or felling sad. Find a new charity to help. You could say a prayer for the charity and the community they are helping and/or create a poster about all the amazing things the charity does. Ask for help to live stream a Mass. There are links to different Mass times and parishes on our home page!
Look for an opportunity every day to do an act of kindness for someone…ask someone how their day is, smile, ask if there is something you can do to help around the house, write a letter to someone or send someone a positive message!