“don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking Him with a thankful heart”

PHILIPPIANS 4:6

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If you need any support, have any questions or just want to email your chaplain, Joe McCay, then our emails are below:

JMcCay@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

 

Bishop Patrick McKinney:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf7upUMsn3Kl8GD79FotjQ

Saint Barnabas Cathedral:

http://www.stbarnabascathedral.org.uk/01_Community/livestream.html

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service:

https://www.ndcys.com/

Notices

  • We are still here if you need anything at all so ask your teacher if you need any support and Joe and Miss Masterson are always here to help.
  • HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYBODY! – #CTKCARES

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Saint Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist – Feast

Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born in Galilee. He worked as a tax collector, which was a hated profession during the time of Christ.

According to the Gospel, Matthew was working at a collection booth in Capernaum when Christ came to him and asked, “Follow me.” With this simple call, Matthew became a disciple of Christ.

 

WORD OF THE WEEK

 

As we reflect upon how we can be more inclusive as individuals and a school community, let us join in saying your school prayer as we ask God for the strength and wisdom to always do what is right and just…

Say your School Prayer …

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Come up with a new idea to help the school.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Tuesday of week 25 in Ordinary Time

Gather

Word

LECTIO DIVINA

Lectio Divina literally translates as “divine reading”. It is a way of developing a closer relationship with God by reflecting prayerfully on His words.

LECTIO – Read
Read the Scripture for the first time.

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect
Read the Scripture for the second time.

What is the message that God is trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond
Read the Scripture for the third time.

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest
Read the Scripture for the fourth time.

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians. (12:25-28)

“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.”

The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God 

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Inclusion is a human right. 

If every person can participate in society then inclusion succeeds.

Inclusion recognises that diversity is so important, therefore everyone’s needs should be respected. If inclusion succeeds everyone has the same opportunities to live, play and learn together.

It is normal to be different. God created us all in a unique way. If we all looked the same, spoke the same, thought the same then the world would be a boring place!

Diversity enriches our lives!

PRAYER

Dear Lord, 

Thank you for creating us to be unique and special.

May we treat others with respect, be a voice to the voiceless and celebrate the beauty of diversity. 

Amen

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Tell somebody one thing you have learnt today.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

 

St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained.

 

Gather

Word

LECTIO DIVINA

Lectio Divina literally translates as “divine reading”. It is a way of developing a closer relationship with God by reflecting prayerfully on His words.

LECTIO – Read
Read the Scripture for the first time.

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect
Read the Scripture for the second time.

What is the message that God is trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond
Read the Scripture for the third time.

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest
Read the Scripture for the fourth time.

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John. (14:27)
Glory to you, O Lord.

“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Over the last few months many of you will have seen, heard and learnt a lot about the Black Lives Matter movement and the racial injustice that continues to happen across the world.

We mourn the fact that so many lives are not treated with dignity and justice.

As Christians it is important to remember that Jesus’ teachings of love and compassion to our neighbours are at the heart of everything we do.

Even in Jesus’ time people were treated differently because of the way they looked, the colour of their skin, where they came from or their religion.

Jesus gives us many examples of how we can be inclusive. The way that Jesus loved everyone inspires us as a Christian community to be the face of Christ each day.

PRAYER

Dear Lord 

We pray for all those who have died from racism and injustice. May we open our eyes to the injustice that exists in our world and may we work for justice and promote dignity.

We pray for the power to be gentle and loving; have the strength to be forgiving; the patience to be understanding and the courage to do what is right and not what is easy.

Amen

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Pay somebody a compliment.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Our Lady of Walsingham

Many Christians believe that Saxon noblewoman, Richeldis de Faverches, lived here and had a vision in the year 1061; she was taken by Mary, the mother of Jesus, to her home in Nazareth. It is believed that it was here that the Angel Gabriel promised Mary that she would give birth to a son, Jesus. Richeldis was then asked in this vision by Mary to build an exact copy of this house in Walsingham. This is why Walsingham is often called the Nazareth of England.

 

Gather

Word

LECTIO DIVINA

Lectio Divina literally translates as “divine reading”. It is a way of developing a closer relationship with God by reflecting prayerfully on His words.

LECTIO – Read
Read the Scripture for the first time.

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect
Read the Scripture for the second time.

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond
Read the Scripture for the third time.

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest
Read the Scripture for the fourth time.

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

A reading from the book of Psalms(34:17)

“The righteous call to the Lord, and He listens; He rescues them from all their troubles.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Read it. Think about it. Discuss it.

 

Benefits of Inclusion for Students in School

Meaningful friendships

Increased appreciation and acceptance of individual differences

Increased understanding and acceptance of diversity

Respect for all people

Prepares all students for adult life in an inclusive society

Opportunities to master activities by practicing and teaching others

Greater academic outcomes

All students needs are better met, greater resources for everyone

 

Do you agree with these?
Are there any you would add?
How can we live these out?

PRAYER

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Lead prayer at the end of the school day.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday of week 25 in Ordinary Time

 

Today’s Scripture reflection comes from your chaplain, Joe.

STAY ALERT. STAY SAFE. BE KIND.

Have a great weekend everybody! 🙂

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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