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Witness- The Becket (10th-15th)

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  • This week’s Act of Worship will be led by Mrs Carroll- timings TBC.
  • If you missed last week’s house AOW make sure you watch it from the links below!
  • Keep an eye on the house leader board and the competitions coming up…including the art department competitions (see below) and ‘masked teacher’ which is helping us to raise money for our school charity- Building Hope in Bunkpurugu! See the first masked singers and find out more here!: https://www.beinspirational.co.uk/masked-teacher-raising-money-for-bunkpurugu/
  • Please fill out this google forms to have your voice on what House Competitions you would like to see in the future! https://forms.gle/GmY97pSWDSPLskv17

HOUSE ACTS OF WORSHIP

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Art Competitions 

Royal mail heroes stamp Portrait

Runs until 28th May, up to age 14 only.  Design a stamp with a Covid hero portrait.

Unitees T-shirt design competition

Runs until 18th June, ages 14-18 only. Design a t-shirt with a message of tolerance and understanding.

Stroodles sailboat design competition

Runs until 11th of June. Create a design for a sailboats sails that is helping clean the ocean of plastics.

Submit a sail design that reimagines a more sustainable future and an ocean free from plastic pollutants. Your design needs to be portrait. The background colour of the sail will be black, but don’t worry about it for your design, as we can adapt it after.

stroodles.co.uk

 

The word of the week is Witness!

We are in the 6th week of Eastertide

To be a witness involves two things. The first is seeing something happen that you remember and that has an effect on you. The second is telling others about what you have seen. The first disciples were witness to the resurrection and to Jesus’ ascension which we celebrate this week, but we too can be witness to Christ when we recognise him at work in our world.

The question is, how will you tell others what you’ve seen so that the Good News continues to be heard?

Mental Health Awareness Week 10th-16th May 2021

This year’s theme is Nature 

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.

 

A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians,

Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.

The Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God 

Let us pray…

Heavenly Father, 

please give strength, grace and hope to all children, teenagers and adults who are struggling with their mental health during this time. 

Grant compassion and patience to the families, friends, carers, doctors, nurses and therapists who are supporting them. 

May we treat other people with love, care and kindness always and be sensitive and a listening ear to those who may be struggling. 

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.

 

This year’s theme is Nature – discuss with the person next to you or as a form your favourite places to visit because of nature. How does nature affect the way you feel?

Meaningful May Calendar

 

Monday of the 6th 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.

Some of this week’s resources are brought to us by Trinity School. Our WotW video is led by Trinity School’s Year 10 Chaplaincy Team! They are going to discuss what the word Witness means, and how we can be witnesses to our faith.

Discuss and Comment:

Discuss with the person next to you or as a form group some of the most amazing things you have witnessed. For example, this could be the birth of a sibling, a family member getting married or maybe it’s a beautiful place you have visited! Let us know in the comments below some of the great things you have witnessed!

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Dear Lord, 

Give me the strength and courage to be your witness. 

Help me to always be true to myself and stand up for my faith and beliefs.

May I be your witness by spreading the Good News to the people I meet, so that they may feel your love and joy in their lives. 

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 6th 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.

Today, we are invited to watch this short video from The Bible Project which explores how the word ‘Witness’ is used in scripture and how the role of a witness has changed and been passed on throughout time. Watch the video and then try the quiz questions below to see how much you remembered!

 

Answer the questions below and then click on the tab to see the answers. Let us know how many you got right in the comments!

  1. The Hebrew word for witness is Eid – True or False?
  2. Why did Boaz need witnesses when he met with Naomi’s family?
  3. Who is God’s chief witness that He meets on Mount Sinai?
  4. Isaiah has a vision of God as a pillar of light – True of False?
  5. What word fills the space in the following sentence? “Jesus was the (insert word here) witness.”

See how many you got right!

1. True! The Hebrew word is Eid, and the Greek word is Martus.
2. He needed witnesses to watch him pay for land, so that if there were any disagreements afterwards they could testify.
3. Moses! Whilst Abraham might have been a witness to God, it was Moses who received the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai.
4. False! He has a vision of Him as a Cosmic King.
5. Ultimate. Jesus was the ultimate witness, the greatest of them all.

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

May is the month of Mary and during May we are encouraged to pray the rosary and look to Mary for support and intercession.

May is an example of someone who witnessed God’s love when he asked Mary to be the mother of Jesus.

Today we ask for Mary’s prayers and strength.

Mary, mother of God,

Mary mother of compassion,

we ask for your prayers.

Mother of all who are poor,

you said ‘yes’ to God’s call.

We give thanks

for the inspiration of all the women

who have answered God’s call

throughout time 

and for being Jesus’ closest witness.

May we follow in Mary’s footsteps 

and say Yes to being a witness of Jesus. 

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

Wednesday of the 6th week of Eastertide 

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord  

Today we will be celebrating Mass as a Trust at 10:20am to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension which will have contributions from each of our 4 secondary schools, and some of our primary school’s will be joining the live stream too!

MASS LINK: Thursday’s Live Streamed Mass at 10:20am for The Ascension of our Lord.

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.

Today is the feast of the Ascension of our Lord.

“As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into heaven. They worshipped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great Joy, and spent all their time in the temple giving thanks to God”.

Luke 24: 51-53

It’s not the End it’s the Beginning!

Today we have a reflection from Fr Lim on the Feast of the Ascension…

Our farewells often include three things:

  • We often review the time we spent with the person

We might say something like, “Well, thank you for inviting us. It was great/pleasure to be a part of this.

This time away together has been great. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with you.

  • The promise to stay in touch.

We might say something like, “We really need to get together more often, or I’ll give you a call when we arrive home, or in a week or two.”

  • Remind each other of our next visit.

“We’ll see you next year, or next month, or whenever the next visit is planned.”

 

These are the very three things that Jesus did with his disciples before he was taken up to Heaven.

  • He reviewed the things that were accomplished on His visit, and what they needed to accomplish in His absence.
  • He promised to stay in touch with them.
  • He told them of His plans to see them again.

Is there something in your life that you need to let go of, so that we might receive the Spirit we need for a new chapter in our lives? Remember nothing can separate you from God’s love!

 

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Lord Jesus,

Before your Ascension into heaven you told your apostles to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth upon receiving the Holy Spirit. May I be similarly inspired to spread your Gospel message in word and deed, according to your will for me. And may I do so joyfully, with your help, your guidance, and your grace! 

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.

Friday of the 6th 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. This week’s reflection is led by Deacon Anthony who is from St Teresa’s.

Leader/Young person – Let us Pray together:

Lord Jesus, may we have the courage and wisdom to be your witness. 

Help us to one another in the ways you have showed us and treat every person with care and dignity. 

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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