The word of the week is Understanding!

Knowledge is one thing, but unless we understand it we can’t use it to make the world a better place. Understanding helps us take our knowledge and apply it to our lives. Think this week about how you could be more understanding. How could you empathise and really understand what your friends and family are thinking or feeling? It often involves making an effort and really listening. How can you better understand the consequences of your decisions and actions this week?

Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you have a great week!

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

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

 

 “9:30am 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 🙂

 

 

DON’T FORGET

Every week we have Missionary Discipleship mission to complete- watch the video below to find out this week’s challenge!

Once you have completed it, send it to your chaplains Ruth and Joe or our acting lead lay chaplain Vicki, mullen.v@allsaints.notts.sch.uk

Each entry will be featured on the ‘Home Time Hangout’ show, which airs every Friday at 2:30pm on NDCYS Live

 

“Making sense of it all”

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

This week’s episode will be streaming soon! For now you can catch up on old episodes by clicking the link below!

 

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

Video link coming soon! You can watch last week’s episode below!…

 

“Friday Night Live”

Hang out with Naomi and special guests as they chat about hot topics form the week, take part in challenges and start the weekend!

Video link coming soon! You can watch last week’s episode below!…

 

In Matthew’s Gospel there is a famous piece of scripture when the disciples ask Jesus “Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”

 So Jesus called a child to come and stand in front of them,  and said, “I assure you that unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the Kingdom of heaven. The greatest in the Kingdom of heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child.  And whoever welcomes in my name one such child as this, welcomes me.

Matthew 18 2-5

Jesus teaches us to be child like because children are precious, honest and curious.

Jesus doesn’t mean to be childish but encourages us to be childlike by asking questions and learning because it helps us have a greater understanding of the world and God’s plan.

 

Have a think about what you think the Kingdom of God looks like.

Send some time drawing or painting your idea of the kingdom of God.

What can you see? Who is there?

What can you smell?

What can you touch?

What can you hear?

 

Let us pray…

Dear Lord,

Help me to be humble,

to ask questions,

to put my trust and faith in God,

so that I may grow in understanding.

Amen.

On Wednesday we celebrate the Birthday of Saint John the Baptist!

In the Catholic Church we call this a ‘solemnity’. Solemnities are the most important feasts celebrated in the Church. Whilst some saints are remembered with feast days to remember their deaths, St. John the Baptist, (like Our Lady), is honored with a solemnity to remember both his birth and his death.

Watch the video below to find out more about St John the Baptist…listen carefully as this will help you with the quiz below!

 

 

Now it’s time to test your knowledge on John the Baptist with a quiz! Have a pen and piece of paper ready to write down your answers.

The answers will be revealed at the end of the ten questions…

Good luck!

Question 1: Who was John the Baptist’s Father?

a) Joseph

b) Zechariah

c) Malachi

 

Question 2: Who was John the Baptist’s mother?

a) Martha

b) Mary

c) Elizabeth

 

 

Question 3: How was John the Baptist related to Jesus?

a) His brother

b) His second cousin

c) His uncle

 

Question 4: What did John the Baptist eat?

a) Bugs and honey

b) Seeds and leaves

c) Pizza and chips

 

Question 5: What kind of clothes did John the Baptist wear?

a) Buffalo hair

b) Sheep’s skin

c) Camel’s hair

 

Question 6: Where was John the Baptist when the Word of God came to him?

a) In the temple

b) In the desert

c) On a boat when he was fishing

 

Question 7: What is the name of the river where John baptised Jesus and lots of other people?

a) Trent

b) Nile

c) Jordan

 

Question 8: What did John call people to do to prepare for the arrival of the Messiah?

a) Eat locusts and honey

b) Repent their sins and be baptised

c) Worship lots of Gods

 

Question 9: What day do we celebrate the solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist?

a) 24th June

b) 25th December

c) 1st July

 

Question 10: How many Gospels is John the Baptist mentioned in?

a) 4

b) 3

c) 2

Click the tab below to reveal the answers!

Click here for the answers!

 ANSWERS! 

Question 1: Who was John the Baptist’s Father?

b) Zechariah

 

Question 2: Who was John the Baptist’s mother?

c) Elizabeth

 

Question 3: How was John the Baptist related to Jesus?

b) His second cousin

 

Question 4: What did John the Baptist eat?

a) Bugs and honey

 

Question 5: What kind of clothes did John the Baptist wear?

c) Camel’s hair

 

Question 6: Where was John the Baptist when the Word of God came to him?

b) In the desert

 

Question 7: What is the name of the river where John baptised Jesus and lots of other people?

c) Jordan

 

Question 8: What did John call people to do to prepare for the arrival of the Messiah?

b) Repent their sins and be baptised

 

Question 9: What day do we celebrate the solemnity of the birth of John the Baptist?

a) 24th June

 

Question 10: How many Gospels is John the Baptist mentioned in?

a) 4 (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)

 

Dear Lord,

We ask for wisdom and understanding so that we may hear and fulfill your call.

Help us to be courageous like St John the Baptist was, who shared the Word of God and his faith with the people he met.

Help us to repent for our sins so that we can have a clean start with God.

Lord in your mercy

Response: Hear our prayer

Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song!

Get comfortable, sit up straight and get ready to sing loud and proud!

Today we invite you to join in with a meditation led by Joe and we listen to and reflect on the story of David and Goliath.

Lord, you know everything about us, you know when we are sad, worried, joyful, proud.

May we listen to your Word and put our trust in you so that we can courageous like David and grow in knowledge and understanding. 

Amen

Become a Missionary Disciple…

This term, every school within the Nottingham Diocese will be exploring the theme ‘Missionary Discipleship’!

How can we play an active role in the wider community and be the face of Christ for others?

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”(Matthew 28:19)

 

Each week we are inviting you to take a different Challenge to complete from below…

  1. Read a Bible story every weekend or ask a grown up to read one to you.
  1. Tell your favourite Bible story to a friend or family member.
  1. Ask a friend to share with you a Bible or religious story that is special to them.
  1. Make a poster about Jesus and put it on your bedroom window so people can see it.
  1. Learn the names of Jesus’ Twelve Disciples. Who is your favourite disciple and why?
  1. Say a prayer for someone who is struggling, ill, or felling sad.
  1. Find a new charity to help. You could say a prayer for the charity and the community they are helping and/or create a poster about all the amazing things the charity does.
  1. Ask for help to live stream a Mass. There are links to different Mass times and parishes on our home page!
  2. Look for an opportunity every day to do an act of kindness for someone…ask someone how their day is, smile, ask if there is something you can do to help around the house, write a letter to someone or send someone a positive message!

10. Be joyful – Jesus loves you!

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