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Our Word of the Week this week is

Youth

33rd week of Ordinary Time

On the feast of Christ the King, every year, the Church focuses on its young people and celebrates everything that you bring to the world. Youth is not just about age however – it’s about our attitude. Anyone can be youthful if they fill their lives with joy and excitement. On Friday in School ( and then on the following Sunday) we have a chance to
recognise and celebrate young people in the Church of today.

Think this week about what it’s like to being a young person in today’s world – is it easy? What difference can you make to the world around you?

This week we will be launching our school Synod reflections and will encourage you to use your voice and dream about the future church you hope for.

  • As we celebrate world youth funday on Friday – If you are a part of the chaplaincy team Y7-10 you are invited to the chapel during period 3 for a chaplaincy team session and to watch the NDCYS funday live stream – if you’re not sure if you are on the chaplaincy team list, please check with your form tutors who have been sent the list


Act of Worship this week:

  • *Y11 Mocks – Please see changes*
  • Monday ISE
  • Tuesday Chapel Y7
  • Wednesday Chapel Y8
  • Thursday Chapel Y9
  • Friday Chapel Y10
  • Y12/13 – Pre-recorded

 

  • Advent Appeal: Last week marked the start of our annual Advent donation appeal for Emmanuel House and Refugee Roots. We’re asking all students to donate at least one item and any additional items will be awarded House Points! You’ll find the list of items we’re collecting and more information from your Form Tutor.

 

  • The chapel is open at lunchtime Tuesday- Friday this week! Everyone is welcome.

 

  • World Youth Funday: On Friday we have our voluntary Friday lunchtime Mass with Fr Jonathan Cotton and a visiting class from St Patrick’s school! The Mass is open to all year groups, Y7-13. If you would like to help prepare for the Mass, come down to the chapel at lunchtime. If you would like to come to Mass on Friday lunchtime, make sure you sign up in the chapel!

 

  • World youth funday: Bring in £1 to wear non-uniform on Friday to help us celebrate World Youth Funday and raise money for The Briars Catholic Youth Retreat Centre!

 

  •  Science House Competition!

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 is led by Tom from The Briars! In the video we will explore the theme of Youth this week as we approach world youth funday and the end of the Church’s Liturgical calendar. We will also spend some time listening to and reflecting on Sunday’s Gospel reading…

Mission

We have signed up World Youth Funday on Friday and as a school are taking part in a non-uniform day to raise money for The Briars Catholic Youth Retreat Centre, an incredible charity that supports all young people across our diocese in exploring their faith, friendships and themselves in fun and meaningful ways. Make sure you bring in £1 to wear non-uniform!

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…”

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for giving us the gift of youth. A gift that brings so much joy to the world.

May we not be afraid to use and share our youth, gifts and talents with others to build a better church and world.

Amen.

“Let us pray our school prayer together…”

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.

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.”

12 Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for the believers in your speech, your conduct, your love, faith, and purity.

1 Timothy 4:24

On Friday we celebrate World Youth Funday!

We are kicking of world youth funday by learning about the Synod that has been launched in the Catholic Church and hearing the letter that Bishop Patrick has written to all secondary schools in the Nottingham Diocese.

Pope Francis wants to hear your voice about the Church…whether you are a regular church goer, whether you haven’t been for a while or whether you are of no faith! The youth are the future of the church and we want to know what you dream the future of the church to look like!

Play the video below and listen carefully in your form groups…

As mentioned in the video, each week in our form time prayer we are going to be reflecting on one of the three questions that has been posed to the youth in our schools. Each week you will be asked to write or draw a response to these questions to ensure that we are doing all that we can to make a positive difference to the church and have our voice heard.

World youth funday is just the start of us using our voice as young people and making a positive difference for the future of the church and world!

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us bow our heads and pray together…”

Jesus,
Help us to share light, love, joy and
kindness in the world around us.
Help me to live in the way you have
called me to do, and to see how I can
make a difference to others.

Amen.

Synod 2021-2023

“Let us pray our school prayer together…”

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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