Witness- The Becket (16th-20th May)

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5th week of Eastertide 

Our Word of the Week this week is

Witness

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 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?

Notices:

There is a Friday lunchtime Mass this week! Please visit the chapel on Friday morning or break time to sign up for a Mass pass. Everyone is welcome to the celebration, please join us!

House AOW schedule:

  • Monday – Patrick live streamed
  • Tuesday – Robert in person
  • Wednesday – Nicholas
  • Thursday – Edmund
  • Friday – Teresa
  • Pre-recorded link below – Bernadette

Year 9 Briars: 

  • You must hand in your completed behaviour contract and health form to the chapel by Friday 20th May – if you do not hand these back in you will not be allowed to go on the retreat. If you have any questions, please visit Joe and Ruth in the chapel

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.”

This week’s word of the week video has been put together by some of The Becket’s fab Chaplaincy Team. We interview some of the staff and students at The Becket to find out what being a witness means to them and we hear some of the Good News they have witnessed recently! Aa massive thanks to everyone involved in this week’s video!

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

It’s now time for you to reflect on how you might have answered some of the questions we heard in our word of the week video. Have a moment of time to think about your answers and then share with the people next to you and the wider group. We would love to hear some of your answers in the comments below!

When have you witnessed Christ in your life? What is a piece of Good News you have witnessed recently? Do you have any advice for how we can share the Good News? Who do you think is a good example of being a witness?

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Let us pray…

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.”

There is a Friday lunchtime Mass this week! Please visit the chapel on Friday morning or break time to sign up for a Mass pass. Everyone is welcome to the celebration, please join us!

Robert

Nicholas

Edmund

Teresa

Bernadette

AOW Links coming soon here

There is a Friday lunchtime Mass this week! Please visit the chapel on Friday morning or break time to sign up for a Mass pass. Everyone is welcome to the celebration, please join us!

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.”

Being a witness and sharing our faith can be challenging. It was apparently also hard for St. Paul, which is why he asked in his letters to the early Christian communities, to pray for him to be good witness.

Today, let us use the words of St Paul to encourage us to bear witness to the Good News.

Like St Paul in Colossians 4:3-6, let us ask God to grant us…

OPEN DOORS (Colossians 4:3)
“praying at the same time for us as well, that God will open up to us a door for the word“

BOLD SPEECH (Colossians 4:3)
that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ, for which I have also been imprisoned.”

CLEAR SPEECH (Colossians 4:4)
“that I may make it clear in the way I ought to speak.“

WISE CONDUCT (Colossians 4:5)
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, make the most of the opportunity.“

GRACIOUS SPEECH (Colossians 4:6)
Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”

How can you bear witness to what you have seen, heard, and learned about Jesus?

How can you open doors, speak boldly, share graciously? …

Your task today is to create a poster to stick on your form rooms that shares all the ways you have seen Christ at work in the world. Pass the paper around the room and allow everyone the opportunity to share an occasion when you have witnessed God at work.

Pin your witness testimonies somewhere visible in your form rooms for others to see…And continue, throughout Eastertide to continue to bear witness to the Good News!

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Let us pray…

Dear Lord, may the Holy Spirit inspire in us to open up our doors and to listen to and share your Word.

Give us the boldness today to speak about you and all the good things we have witnessed that come from you.

May we use our words and speech for good and strive to make a positive difference with our words.

Let our speech always be filled with grace and always bring grace to each conversation and interaction we have so people come to know you.

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.”

There is a Friday lunchtime Mass this week! Please visit the chapel on Friday morning or break time to sign up for a Mass pass. Everyone is welcome to the celebration, please join us!

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.”

May – The Month of Mary 

As we heard in the word of the week video on Monday, Mary is a great example of a witness. In fact Mary was Jesus’ closest witness throughout his life, death and resurrection.

Mary is not only the mother of Jesus, she is a heavenly mother to all of us! She wants us to live like Jesus and one day she wants all of God’s children to be with her in heaven  As we live on earth, Mary wants us to talk to her. When we say the Hail Mary or pray the Rosary, we are praying to God with Mary and through Mary’s intercession. 

How can we celebrate the month of Mary?

For hundreds of years, Mary has been a month dedicated to Mary. Around the world, Catholics make a special effort to spend time with Mary.

We place crowns on her head  We lay flowers at her feet  We pray the rosary or sit silently with Mary  We reflect on how Mary bravely said ‘YES’ to God’s plan

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Next week we are going to celebrate Mission Week as a whole Trust and reflect on how Mary inspires us in our mission to be witness to Jesus and to continue to share his Good News over 2000 years later!

As we reflect on the theme of Witness this week, we are going to pray a decade of the rosary as a class. As we pray this decade, we are going to ask Mary to be with us and inspire in us to be like her, a loyal witness to Jesus.

Please choose 12 volunteers to help with the leading of prayers in today’s decade of the rosary. You will be helping reading the first half of a prayer in the red font and then everyone else will join in and lead the text written in black. 

A Decade of the Rosary

Read and reflect on piece of scripture or prayer intention  Pray the Our Father – 1 reader  Pray ten Hail Marys – 10 readers Pray the Glory Be – 1 reader 

Reader 1 – The Scripture

Reader 2 in red, everyone else read text in black

Readers 3 – 13 lead 10 Hail Marys, everyone joins in with second half of Hail Mary

Reader 14 lead Glory Be, then everyone join in

Well done and thank you for praying a decade of the rosary with us this morning!

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.”

There is a Friday lunchtime Mass this week! Please visit the chapel on Friday morning or break time to sign up for a Mass pass. Everyone is welcome to the celebration, please join us!

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.”

This week’s Gospel reflection is going to be led by Miss Birley, maths teacher from The Becket School.

Sunday’s Gospel Reflection – John 13:31-33,34-35

‘In the Son of Man, God has been glorified’

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Let us pray…

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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