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  • Monday- Word of the week video led by The Becket School
  • Wednesday- This week’s Act of Worship will be led by Mr Greig live on Wednesday morning 8:45-9:00am
  • Friday- Gospel reflection led by Mr Pickup
  • House Act of Worship is next week!
  • Message for Y13’s… This week we are reflecting on the theme of vocation and are thinking about what we are being called to do…are you being called to take a gap year to work in Youth Ministry at The Briars?!

Find out about how you can be part of next year’s team and how you can work with other young adults to do something amazing!

4th week of Eastertide 

The word of the week is Vocation

Deriving from the Latin word vocare meaning “to call” a vocation is just that – a calling. Catholics believe that the person who calls us is God himself. Catholics see vocation as a calling wherein God is extending an invitation to us that we have the privilege of answering. We all have a primary vocation to follow Jesus Christ.

Some people live out their call to holiness in married life, single life, and some in religious life as either priests, sisters and nuns, or brothers. How we live out our call to holiness
through one of these options is our secondary vocation. 

Vocation Sunday helps us to think about the calling that God has for all of us.

We see incredible saints this week who were called by the same God to serve in different ways.

Spend some time in thought and prayer this week thinking about what God might be calling you to do and the kind of person he is calling you to be

Monday of the 4th week of Eastertide 

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Discuss and Comment:

In your form groups think of a question that you would like to ask someone in the Church about their vocation. This may be a question for someone in married life, a religious sister or brother,a priest, or a single person in the church.

Comment the question below or email your chaplains- Ruth and Joe and we will seek to get your question answered as some of our Chaplaincy team will be creating a vocation video where they will be interviewing people in the church with different vocations.

What do you want to know about vocation??

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Lord, as you called your disciples, call us now.
Open our ears to listen to you calling;
Open our eyes to see you;
Open our hearts to your love.
Help us to hear you, to experience your presence with us and to love you.
And loving you, let us serve you, our servant King.

Amen.

 

 

 

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Tuesday of the 4th week of Eastertide 

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Deriving from the Latin word vocare meaning “to call” a vocation is just that – a calling. Catholics believe that the person who calls us is God himself. Catholics see vocation as a calling wherein God is extending an invitation to us that we have the privilege of answering. We all have a primary vocation to follow Jesus Christ.

Some people live out their call to holiness in married life, single life, and some in religious life as either priests, sisters and nuns, or brothers. How we live out our call to holiness
through one of these options is our secondary vocation. 

In the video below, Fr Jonathan takes us through 5 things you need to know about Vocations!

 

Discuss and Comment:

In your form groups think of a question that you would like to ask someone in the Church about their vocation. This may be a question for someone in married life, a religious sister or brother,a priest, or a single person in the church.

Comment the question below and we will seek to get your question answered as some of our Chaplaincy team will be creating a vocation video where they will be interviewing people in the church with different vocations.

What do you want to know about vocation??

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

As the theme of our week is Vocations, let us pray together our Diocesan prayer for Vocations as we remember all those people who are living out their faith and inspiring others…

 

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

ACT OF WORSHIP LIVE STREAM 8:45-9:00AM LED BY MR GREIG 

Wednesday of the 4th week of Eastertide 

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

In order to have an understanding of our vocation, we need to spend time in contemplation and prayer with God. Finding our vocation can be daunting and difficult, but everything that is important in our lives takes a bit of time!

Today we are going to experience a prayerful meditation led by a man called Deacon Liam. A moment in the middle of the week to stop, think, meditate and pray.

What is a deacon?

The word “deacon” is derived from the Greek words diakonia, service, and diakonos, variously translated as servant, helper, attendant, or minister.

Deacons aid priests in their parish duties by assisting with the celebration of Mass, visiting the sick, providing spiritual guidance in the community and acting as a servant of God. Deacons can be married or single men.

Deacons can baptize, witness marriages, perform funeral and burial services outside of Mass, distribute Holy Communion, preach the homily (which is the sermon given after the Gospel at Mass), and are obligated to pray the Divine Office (Breviary) each day.

Before you press play on the video, spend a moment preparing yourselves for prayer. You can do this by closing the blinds, turning off the lights, getting comfortable in your chairs and closing your eyes. 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Please can we have a couple of volunteers to lead the examen prayer…

THE EXAMEN PRAYER

The Examen Prayer is a great way for us to examine our day, reflect on how we have responded to Our Lord’s call to discipleship and think about how we can respond better Jesus’ calling in the future.

I thank God.
I say to the Lord: I am content with what I am and have. Thank you for stars and universes, for mountains and oceans. Thank you for health and home and work, for those I love and those who love me. Thank you that I know Jesus Christ and am his—for the Church, and sacraments, and hope in eternal life. And thank you for this day.

I ask for light.
Let me see myself and my behavior the way the Holy Spirit has been seeing me, who am God’s splendid creature, adopted and “set free in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

I look for God in my life.
I ask what I have done for love—love of God, of others, and of myself. If I have decided to change a habit or to grow a virtue, I give myself an account.

I face what’s wrong.
I accept responsibility for what I have done or not done, rejoicing in the good and repudiating the bad. I do not blame circumstances, upbringing, or others.

I determine what to do now.
I see what I can do to love God better, grateful for what Jesus Christ is doing in me. I watch where the Spirit is leading me.

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

St Catherine of Siena, Doctor- Feast. 4th week of Eastertide 

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

You may remember meeting or seeing videos of Deacon Lim Gamsi, who in December 2020 was ordained a priest and is now Fr Lim Gamsi!

Fr Lim is an inspiring example of someone who listened to his calling from God and has devoted his life to following in Jesus footsteps by helping people like us meet Christ!

Fr Lim tweeted in Dec 2020…

In 2019, Fr Lim did a vlog to help us understand 5 events you need to know about becoming a Priest as he continued his journey to become a priest.

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Let us spend some time in prayer today asking God for his guidance. We invite you to join with Pope Francis as we pray for the worlds vocations this week.

LORD of the Harvest,

BLESS young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
for vocations blossom in the
good soil of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish
ministries, and families with the confidence
and grace to invite others to embrace
the bold and noble path of a life
consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate
with you in building your reign of mercy
and truth, of justice and peace.
Amen.

— Pope Francis

 

 

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Friday of the 4th week of Eastertide 

Happy Friday everyone!

Leader/Young person: Let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

As always, we take time to listen to Sunday’s Gospel reading, which was vocations Sunday. This week’s reflection is led to us by Mr Pickup from The Becket School.

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

As we think about our community and how we can make sacrifices for those around us. Let us pray our community prayer together that Jesus taught us, Our Father.

Our Father,

Who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy kingdom come;

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen

Leader/Young person: We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

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