Vocations Week – The Becket (9th – 13th May)

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4th week of Eastertide 

Our Word of the Week this week is

Vocation

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:

Act of Worship is on Wednesday

Year 9 Briars –

Y9 Briars group need to return their health forms and behaviour contracts to the chapel as soon as possible please. If you have any questions about the Briars, if you aren’t sure if you are going on the Briars retreat or if you are no longer able to go on the Briars retreat, you MUST speak to Joe or Ruth in the chapel.

Vocations Week Competitions

It’s vocations week! Look out for this week’s competitions that are being launched for vocations week, including a scavenger hunt!

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, 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.”

World Day of Prayer for Vocations was observed this Sunday, May 8th, 2022. It is also known as ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’ because the Gospel is always from John chapter 10 where Jesus speaks of himself as being a caring shepherd. The purpose of vocations Sunday and vocations week at The Becket) is to publicly fulfil the Lord’s instruction when he asked us: “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). We are invited to pray that men and women hear and respond generously to God’s call to serve Him and the
Church will always having good shepherds who care for God’s people.

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

Let us pray…

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.”

 

Vocations Week Events:

Vocations Creative Piece:

Create and submit a creative piece to help other people learn what a vocation is, what vocations are out there for people and also to remind people to pray for those people who are searching for their vocation. 

This creative piece could be artwork, a song, a poem, a piece of creative writing, or a poster, you may have other creative ways to present your piece of work!

The deadline is Friday 27th May, the last day before May half term 

All entries must be handed into the chapel 

And there will be a £10 Amazon voucher for each key stage winner – 3, 4, 5 and of course house points awarded for all entries. 

 

Vocations Scavenger Hunt: 

This week you have the opportunity to take part in our vocations week scavenger hunt. Around the school this week you will notice 20, A5 pictures  with Jesus as the Good Shepherd, each picture has a number from 1-20. 

Using the scavenger hunt answer sheet it is your job to hunt for these 20 numbers as you go about your lessons this week and when you find a number write down the location that you found it on the answer sheet. 

You can complete the answer sheet by yourself, in pairs or in threes. Once you have completed the sheet and found all of the 20 pictures, you need to hand your answer sheet into the chapel as soon as possible. 

There will be prizes for those individuals or teams who complete the scavenger hunt in the fastest time and with all the correct answers. 

So good luck and hopefully you can spot all the different places and ways God is calling you and trying to get your attention this week!

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, 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, this week was Good Shepherd Sunday (Vocations Sunday), this week we reflect on how we hear God’s voice in our lives and how we can use the gifts we have been given to serve others. This week’s reflection is led by Tom from the Briars and a very special guest!

 

Below are some questions that Tom and Joshua asked us to reflect on this week! Can you discuss them in your form groups (spend some time in silence listening to God and to one another if that would help!) and let us know in the comments below some of the things you discussed!

What vocation do you think God is calling you to do?

What gifts, talents and qualities do you have? How can you use them to serve others in your vocation?

Who is using their vocation to care for you and serve you? 

Let us pray…

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for creating us in your likeness and image, may we live and work to reflect your goodness and light so that others may feel your love and goodness too.

We thank you for the all the people who are serving and caring for us in their vocation: our teachers, our support staff, our parents, siblings, aunties and uncles, grandparents, our priests, our kitchen team, our cleaning team, our NHS workers, our frontline staff and all the many other people who make our lives safer and more enjoyable.

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.”

ACT OF WORSHIP – Vocation

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, 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.”

Today we are continuing with the mission we were given during yesterday’s Act of Worship.

Your Mission

  1. Decorate your piece of the mosaic with colour
  2. As a form, write a a sentence or two, or a range of ideas on a piece of paper on how you think we can live out our universal vocation to build a human family where people listen to one another, respect and celebrate one another’s differences. How can we build a family that works together and shares Jesus’ mission?
  3. Friday morning – nominate someone to bring down your coloured mosaic’s and ideas for how we can fufil our calling to build a human family

Let us pray…

Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. Help us to grow in Love and service in whatever you call us to do.

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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