The word of the week is Saints!

The Saints are a fascinating part of our church history and tradition. A saint is one of those men or women who in their life, and often their death, have set us an example of how to live a life for God.

Saints are ordinary people who have inspired others, followed in Jesus’ footsteps and stood up for their faith. We all have the potential to be saints…They were not all perfect. Often they made bad choices and mistakes in their lives before turning back to God. They give hope to us all that we can be better people and that, one day, we may become saints ourselves!

Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. Have a great week!

Chaplaincy Team Notices

Year 7 – No Chaplaincy Team this week as Issie isn’t in on Tuesday.

Year 8 – Kingsbury Chapel, Monday Lunchtime

Year 9 – Kingsbury Hall, Monday Lunchtime

Year 10 – Beechdale Chapel, Wednesday Lunchtime

We start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross…

The word of the week is Saints! On Sunday we celebrated the feast of All Saints Day. This is a very special feast in the Catholic Church’s Liturgical calendar where we remember and celebrate all the holy men and women who have died and are believed to be heaven with God.

Carlo Acutis recently became beatified, which is the first step to becoming a Saint. Instead of a Word of the Week video this week we are going to watch this video which will also lead nicely into Mrs Wilkinson’s Act of Worship on Wednesday!

…we end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
We start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross…

Often Saints have something called a Patronage – it’s a group of people or a situation that they have a special connection with. These patronages give us someone to turn to in certain situations to ask for help and guidance.

Today we have a short quiz to test your knowledge on some of our Catholic Saints! Maybe you could jot down your answers as you go through the questions in your planner.

Have any of you heard of these saints before? Do any of the answers surprise you? Let us know in the comments box below!

Saints Quiz!

The answers will be revealed at the end of the five questions by clicking on the answers box…

Good luck!

Question 1: St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of what…?

a) Animals and Ecology

b) Money and Wealth

c) Technology

Question 2: St Zita of Lucca is often appealed to help find….

a) Lost Shoes

b) Lost Keys

c) Lost Phones

 

Question 3: St Veronica is the patron saint of…

a) Children

b) Postal Workers

c) Photographers

 

Question 4: St Matthew the Apostle is the patron saint of…

a) Gardening

b) Police

c) Accountants

Question 5: St Genesius of Rome is the patron saint of…

a) Bands

b) Comedians

c) Theatre

Click the tab below to reveal the answers!

 

Click here for the answers!

Question 1:

St Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of… (a) Animals and Ecology

Question 2:

St Zita of Lucca is often appealed to help find… (b) Lost Keys

Question 3:

St Veronica is the patron saint of… (c) Photographers

Question 4:

St Matthew the Apostle is the patron saint of…(c) Accountants

Question 5:

St Genesius of Rome is the patron saint of…(b) Comedians

Remember to comment in the comments box below how many answers you got right!

Dear Lord,

Give us the courage and understanding to explore our faith, ask questions and open our hearts and minds to hear your answers.

May we always remember to speak to you and be reminded of your goodness.

Amen

…we end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross.

Mrs Wilkinson is going to lead us in our Act of Worship today. You will hopefully have seen the song below before, but it has been chosen especially for this week.

We start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross…

Watch the AoW from Wednesday’s tab today please!

In September in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI (our Pope before Pope Francis) visited St Mary’s University College in London to speak to Catholic schools and colleges all over Britain. This was a huge occasion and he left young people with a powerful message…you are the future saints of the 21st Century!

Pope Benedict said, happiness is something that we all want, but one of the biggest tragedies is that that so many people never find it because they are looking in the wrong places. “The key to happiness is very simple – true happiness is to be found in God.”

“Once you enter into friendship with God, everything in your life begins to change. As you come to know him better, you find you want to reflect something of his infinite goodness in your own life.”

“In your Catholic schools, there is always a bigger picture over and above the individual subjects you study…A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.”

When we think of saints we often think of people who lived and died many years ago. But there are modern day saints here on earth now, in our Churches, in our town centres and even in our own school buildings!

Answer the following questions in your heads during some time of silence or as a form:

What do you think is special about belonging to a Catholic School community? 

What is different and unique about a Catholic School?

What qualities do you think a saint has in the 21st Century?

Think of someone in your head who you think is a modern day saint in our community and spend a moment praying for them. 

Comment your answers below!

…we end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
We start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross…

As always we take time to listen to and reflect on Sunday’s Gospel. This week’s scripture video is led by Joe, Chaplain at The Becket School.

 

Dear Lord,

Help us to serve you in everything we do. May we find happiness in following in your footsteps and treating others with kindness. Amen.

 

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…we end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
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