The word vocation comes from the Latin for ‘to call’ and it reminds us that we all have a calling from God to be the person he created us to be. Finding that vocation and hearing that call however can be really hard sometimes and it’s often difficult to know what we should do with our lives. This week, spend some time in prayer thinking about what God might be calling you to do with your life. Often it’s not what we expect but when you find something that you love that is usually a good sign you’re on the right track!

Notices

  • Anyone attending the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Multi-Academy Trust Launch Event should go straight to Student Services on Tuesday and not to Form first
  • Friday’s Mass will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the laying of the Foundation Stone for our school building so come along and collect a Mass Pass to celebrate this event this week!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Spend some time discussing how God might be calling you and how you can be like Samuel from the Bible who answered God’s call.

Spend a few moments in prayer together by using these words:

A Memo to Myself

I have a vocation from God.
If I already know what it is, I pray to be faithful.
If I am still searching, I pray to hear God’s voice and to respond generously. Amen

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

When people hear the word Vocation they often think of those who have been called to be a priest. There are so many different vocations but in this video Fr David Cain will explain to us what life is like as a priest, how you go about answering that calling and what the job involves!

Fr David gave us a lot of information there but there are probably still some things that you want to know.

Please add your questions for our priests in the comments box below and over the next few weeks we’ll put these questions to some of the many priests who visit our school and support us.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Yesterday students from all of the 21 schools in our Catholic Multi-Academy Trust – Our Lady of Lourdes – gathered together at Newark showground and celebrated at the Launch Event for our Trust.

We spent time singing, praying and learning more about our Trust patron, Our Lady of Lourdes. In this video you’ll see how two 14 year old girls were brave enough to answer their calling from God. First there was Mary who said yes and agreed to be the Mother of God. Then there was a young girl called Bernadette who followed the instructions that Mary gave her and without her, our Trust wouldn’t exist!

Think about the opportunities that you have to follow your calling from God.

Do you respond by saying yes?

How do you think you can make a difference as a young person?

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.

Think about how you will use your wealth to benefit others.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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