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The word of the week is Reverence!

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!

Remember to comment in the comments box below! 🙂

We miss seeing our community around school on a day to day basis so we thought we would do a throw back and hear about ‘reverence’ from some familiar faces!

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…


Let’s find out more about the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

Click on the ‘Extra- Ordo-Nary’ video below!


Monday 9:30 am Club

Join Tom from the Briars with live guests and prayer every Monday morning at 9:30am, to help us stay connected and start our week in a positive way.

If you miss the live stream you can still catch up on NDCYS Live YouTube channel. Hit subscribe and set a reminder for every Monday! We’ll see you there 🙂



A Prayer for Peace

God of love,

We pray for peace in our world, and an end to all forms of war.

Instead of hatred, let there be love.

Shelter your children and protect us.

Guide us and keep us from harm,

so we can build a world of love and live our lives in peace.



…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross


We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…


Making sense of it all

We try to make sense of the issues affecting our world by turning to our faith.

This week we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and explore how we can combat inequality and racism. Learn and Love.


If you haven’t already, please check out our Liturgy called ‘Do everything with love’ by clicking on the link: 

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


…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…

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.

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 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.

Dear Lord,

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.


…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…


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.


…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross


Morning everyone, happy Friday!

We start our prayer with the sign of the cross…


As always we take time to listen to Sunday’s Gospel, the Word of God. This Sunday was the Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. Today we are hearing a short reflection from our Chaplain, Joe.


In the video Joe encourages us to watch a live stream Mass if you haven’t experienced it! Although we cannot attend Mass in person at the moment, there is something really special about celebrating Mass virtually from our homes. During these times we remember our community who we miss and pray for them and their loved ones.

Follow the link below to see some of the places you can live stream Mass in the Nottingham Diocese!

Live Stream Mass and the Re-opening of Churches


NEW SERIES: Join Naomi from The Briars for the NDCYS Home-Time Hangout at 2:30pm Every Friday afternoon!


…we end our prayer with the sign of the cross
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