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  • House Act of Worship this week- check the tab below to find your house AoW.
  • We are very excited to announce that The Becket’s Advent Appeal has begun! For the next 3 weeks we have the mission to bring in as many donations as possible for the amazing charities: Emmanuel House (who support those who are homeless, sleeping rough or at risk of homelessness in Nottingham) and Refugee Roots (who help asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK). Every donation makes a difference! You will notice donation lists around the school of the items we need to support those in need. Thank you for your support!
  • You can watch back the National Youth Funday Live Stream here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJi8FUJCajM
  • The season of Advent starts on Sunday 29th November!
  • Monday 30th November, 10:00am The Our Lady of Lourdes Trust Advent Liturgy to mark the start of our journey through Advent together as a community! Hosted by all your school Chaplains and Lead Lay Chaplain!
  • Tuesday 15th December, after school (evening, time TBC)– The Our Lady of Lourdes after school Advent Liturgy that can be celebrated in your homes with your families, there will be music, scripture, drama, reflection and lots more created and presented by each of the schools in our trust.

The word of the week is YOUTH!

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. National Youth Sunday is a chance to recognise what young people bring to 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?

Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you have a great week!

Remember to comment in the comments box below and let us know what you want to see on the prayer resources 🙂

Leader/Student: 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 get the low down from the Briars Team of what is happening in the Church’s Liturgical calendar this week!

Leader/Student- Let us Pray:

Jesus’ disciples were probably teenagers or in their early twenties when they were called by Him.

We pray that God will raise up young leaders who can reach their peers; that they will build the future church in our nation.

May our young people have the courage to share their faith and inspire others.

Amen.

 

Leader/Student: 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/Student: 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 brought to us by All Saints School!

Leader/Student- Let us Pray:

Come Holy Spirit of Youth,
fill the hearts of young people
with the hope and love of Jesus Christ;
enrich our young people
with the creativity, energy, and a joy for youth;
guide us together as we strive to offer God’s mercy
to those who feel abandoned or outcast.

Amen

 

Leader/Student: 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.

 

    Here are where you can find the House AoWs we have so far:

     

    –          Bernadette: https://www.loom.com/share/bc4c18a3c12a4ec49893e471f77a2307

     

    –          Edmund: T:\Be Inspirational\House System –  Video – ‘Edmund AoW Youth’

     

    –          Nicholas: T:\Be Inspirational\House System – Video – ‘Nicholas HOUSE YOUTH AoW Nov 2020’

     

    –          Patrick: https://www.loom.com/share/deb54ff90c964fc4a16307777e38ae47

     

             Teresa: https://youtu.be/GNW1tuU8jyM 

     

      Leader/Student: 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.

       

      National Youth Sunday calls all young people to think about what following Jesus means to them. In 2010, Pope Benedict reminded all the staff and young people in England that, young people are our future saints! Everyone has the possibility of becoming a saint and therefore we should aspire to be saint like.

      Recently, the Catholic Church has celebrated the beatification of Blessed Carlo Acutis. Carlo Acutis was a 21st Century teenage who shared and lived out faith as a teenager before he sadly passed away. Carlo is an incredible example to all of us, he shows us that young people have power and that their skills can bring people together and bring people to Christ.

       

      This prayer can be led by two people, with everyone joining in the response: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

      Voice 1: For those in places of despair that they may find hope.

      All: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

      Voice 2: For those who may bring hope to others who are struggling.

      All: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

      Voice 1: For those who are hungry or thirst, may their needs be met.

      All: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

      Voice 2: For those who are homeless that they may find shelter.

      All: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

      Voice 1: For those who can work to create a fairer world.

      All: we pray for all your young people, Lord. 

       

      Leader/Student: 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/Student: 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.

         

        The theme of this year’s National Youth Funday and Sunday was Together. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every part of life. The way we live, work, study, play and pray has all changed. The most significant change has been that we have not been able to do many of those things together. This year’s theme recognises what it means to be ‘together’; with others and with God.

        “To come out of this crisis better than before, we have to do so together; together, not alone. Together. Alone no, because it cannot be done. Either it is done together, or it is not done. We must do it together, all of us, in solidarity”.

        Pope Francis, September 2020

        As we learn to live together again alongside the COVID-19 virus, the world isn’t quite the same as it was. But there is still much to make us hopeful.

        There is something special about being together – being a part of a community – it is our togetherness which tells us who we are. It heals us and makes us complete.

        As we reflect on the importance of our community and being together, we pray the community prayer that Our Father taught us:

        (if you can remember the actions that 7R taught us, you can do them too!)

         

        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/Student: 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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