Over half term we celebrated the feast of All Saints and we are continuing the celebrations this week!

The Saints are a fascinating part of our church history and tradition. A saint is one of those men and women who in their life, and often their death, set us an example of how to live a life for God. They were not all perfect however! 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!

Notices

  • All AoW will take place in your form rooms this week because our large group Collective Worship events are our All Saints’ Masses on Monday:

P1 – Y7, Y8 and Y9

P3 – 6th Form

P4 – Y10 and Y11

  • Friday is the Y8 Retreat Day but we still have Mass on at lunchtime so make sure you sign up for a Mass Pass today!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Find someone in your Form now who has done something Saintly and thank and congratulate them for their work!

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Being a Saint means offering your life and your work to God.

Last term the whole community gave up their time to take part in a fundraising opportunity to make a difference to those in need – our 5k run for Bunkpurugu! Take a look at the video from the day and then add your ideas of how we can continue to raise money for our partner community in Bunkpurugu to the comments box below!

To watch the video your teacher will need to head to the T Drive > Be Inspirational> Videos> Ghana 5K 2018

Lord, help us to persevere in our efforts and to continue to reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves. We pray especially for the community in Bunkpurugu who we are trying to support.

Amen

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

November begins with the feast of All Saints on the 1st and is followed by the feast of All Souls on the 2nd. Over the weekend it will be Remembrance Sunday which will mark 100 years since World War I ended.

These important dates mean that, in the Catholic Church, the month as a whole is regarded as month to remember and pray for those who have died.

One of the ways that we remember those that gave their lives for our freedom is the poppy. Watch this video to find out why this symbol is used.

To keep those who have died in our prayers this November we have followed the practice of many parish Churches by placing a remembrance book before our altar in the Chapel. Staff and students are invited to write the names of friends and family who have died in The Becket School Remembrance Book and, during our Acts of Worship and particularly during our Friday Masses, we will pray for those who we know who have died.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

During October the Pope announced 7 people who are going to be canonised which means they will become Saints! This video from Will and Tom at NDCYS gives us a bit of information about each one of them and tells us what they did to become a Saint.

One of the Saints mentioned in the video was St Oscar Romero who was canonised last month on the 14th of October. Our Bishop, Bishop Patrick, is inviting anyone who is interested in learning a bit more about the amazing life and work of Oscar Romero to join him and the Cafod team at an event hosted at The Becket School at 7pm on Monday 26th November.

If you or your family and friends would like to come along then use the comments box below to reserve some spaces!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time in our week to listen to Sunday’s Gospel.

It’s not always easy but there are many ways that you can show love to your neighbour so take some time to think about them this morning and then add your ideas to the comments box below!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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