HOLY WEEK

Holy Week is the last week of the Christian season of Lent and a time of prayer and preparation for Easter.

 

If you need any support, have any questions or just want to email our chaplains, Joe McCay and Miss Masterson, then our emails are below:

JMcCay@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

MMasterson@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

 

Bishop Patrick McKinney:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf7upUMsn3Kl8GD79FotjQ

 

Saint Barnabas Cathedral:

http://www.stbarnabascathedral.org.uk/01_Community/livestream.html

 

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service:

NDCYS.com/live

Notices

 

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK

MARY’S GIFT TO JESUS: Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with expensive oil.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you? 

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message? 

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Glory to you, O Lord.

Just before the Passover Feast, Jesus went to visit Martha and Mary and their brother Lazarus in Bethany. After sharing a meal together, Mary poured expensive ointment over the feet of Jesus and wiped it away with her long hair. The disciple called Judas said angrily, ’This precious ointment could have been sold, and the money given to the poor instead of being wasted like this!’ Jesus said to Judas, ‘Leave her alone! Mary has chosen wisely. You will always have the poor with you, but you will not always have me.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

God, as we walk through Holy Week towards the cross,

may we remember that wonder of who You are.

Beyond sin, Your love is inexhaustible.

Beyond brokenness, Your forgiveness is incomprehensible.

Beyond betrayal, Your grace is poured out eternally.

Beyond death, Your life is unimaginable.

Beyond human understanding,

Your ways are always high than ours.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

MARY’S GIFT TO JESUS – Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with expensive oil.

 

Share your gifts with someone in isolation.

 

#CTKCARESCOMMUNITY

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

BETRAYED: Jesus predicts that He will be betrayed and another of His disciples will deny Him three times.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

As Jesus shared the Passover meal with His twelve closest friends He told them ‘One of you will make me very sad tonight.’ The disciples were dismayed at His words. ‘Surely you are mistaken, Lord!’ But He answered, ‘One of you sharing this very meal will hand me over to the enemies!’ ‘Lord, who will it be?’ They asked. ‘Whoever shares this bread with me,’ He said, just as Judas Iscariot reached across and took a piece of bread from the same dish. Then Jesus explained to His disciples that He would not be with them for much longer, and that they could not follow where He was going. Peter said to him, ‘Lord, I am ready to die for your sake!’ But Jesus told him that before the cockerel had crowed that same night, Peter would deny Him three times.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

Lord God,

We tremble to think that it was one of Jesus’ own friends who betrayed Him.

One who sat by Him, who broke bread with Him.

Give us strength, we pray, to walk faithfully with Jesus,

even when the road we walk is rocky,

even when the message of the cross seems like foolishness,

and even when we feel betrayed.

You, Lord, are always faithful.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

BETRAYED – Jesus predicts that He will be betrayed and another of His disciples will deny Him three times.

 

Always tell the truth.

 

#CTKCARESACHIEVE

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK

THIS IS MY BODY: Jesus shares His Last Supper with His disciples. He takes the bread and blesses it saying: This is my body broken for you. He takes the cup of wine and blesses it saying: This is my blood poured out for you.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

As Jesus and His disciples were eating the Passover meal together, Jesus took some bread and said a prayer of blessing. He broke the bread and gave it to them, saying, ‘Take this and eat it, this is my body.’ Then He took a cup of wine and said a prayer of thanks. He passed the cup to each of them and said, ’Take this and drink it, for this is my blood. Just as my Father promised, it will be poured out to save you from your sins.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

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.

 

THE MISSION:

THIS IS MY BODY – Jesus shares His Last Supper with His disciples. He takes the bread and blesses it saying: This is my body broken for you. He takes the cup of wine and blesses it saying: This is my blood poured out for you.

 

Share what you have with others.

 

#CTKCARESRESPECT

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

MAUNDY THURSDAY

JESUS WASHES THE DISCIPLES’ FEET: During the Last Supper, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples, taking on the role of servant and teaching His disciples how to serve others.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

Knowing that the time had come for Him to return to His Heavenly Father, Jesus and His disciples gathered to celebrate one last Passover meal together. Getting up from the table, He poured some water into a basin and, wrapping a towel around his waist, began to wash the feet of His disciples. When it was Peter’s turn he tried to stop Jesus by saying, ‘Lord, it is not right that you should be washing my feet.’ But Jesus said to all of them, ‘I, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet. I have shown you how it should be, so that you will go away and wash each other’s feet.’

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

Lord God,

You sent Your Son into the world,

And before His hour had come,

He washed His disciples’ feet.

He was their teacher and their Lord,

Yet He washed their feet.

Lord God, help us learn from His example;

the world will know we are His disciples,

if we love one another.

Help us to do as He has done for us.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

JESUS WASHES THE DISCIPLES’ FEET – During the Last Supper, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples, taking on the role of servant and teaching His disciples how to serve others.

 

Show God to others through your actions.

 

#CTKCARESENCOUNTER

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

GOOD FRIDAY

JESUS IS CRUCIFIED AND DIES ON THE CROSS: Jesus carries the heavy cross through the streets of Jerusalem to a place called Golgotha. In this place, He is nailed to the cross and dies.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Glory to you, O Lord.

Jesus was taken before Caiaphas, the High Priest, and the elders. They decided that Jesus should be put to death, and they sent Him to be sentenced by the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate was afraid that the crowds would cause trouble, so he agreed to crucify Jesus knowing that He had done nothing wrong. The Roman soldiers made fun of Jesus by making a crown of thorns for the ‘King of the Jews’. Then they hurt Him and forced Him to carry his own cross. After Jesus had stumbled and fallen several times, the soldiers ordered a man called Simon to help Him. When they got to Golgotha (a name which means ‘the place of the skull’), they nailed Jesus to the cross and wrote above Him, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’ Two thieves were crucified next to Jesus, and they joined the crowd in mocking Jesus and His claim to be God’s Son. ‘He saved others, but he can’t save himself!’ they jeered. After hanging on the cross for many hours, Jesus called out in a loud voice, ‘Father why have you deserted me!’ and then He died.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

Lord of Glory,

we proclaim Your death and look ever forward to Your Resurrection.

As we contemplate Your Cross,

the tree on which You hung so that we may have life,

may we be ever aware of the life that springs from death,

the light that rises from darkness, and the hope that banishes fear.

Draw us close to You, so that we may know the glory Your Cross points to.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

JESUS IS CRUCIFIED AND DIES ON THE CROSS – Jesus carries the heavy cross through the streets of Jerusalem to a place called Golgotha. In this place, He is nailed to the cross and dies.

 

Spend time in prayer to God.

 

#CTKCARESPRAYER

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

HOLY SATURDAY

THE WAITING DAY: For the first disciples this was a day of mourning, their friend and their teacher has been killed and now lies in the tomb. For us today, it is a day of hopeful waiting, knowing that this is not the end.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the book of Psalms.

I will praise you, Lord,         

Because you have saved me.

You have rescued my soul from death

And given me back my life.

I will sing songs of thanks to the Lord,

And show the depth of my love for him.

His goodness lasts forever.

He wipes away my tears,

And fills my life with happiness.

The Lord is merciful and comes to my aid.

He changes my sadness into joy

And I will gave thanks for ever

To the Lord my God.

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

Lord God,

On the Sabbath, Jesus rested.

He was in the grave.

He had finished His work.

To most people’s eyes, it looked as if it were all over.

He was dead and buried.

But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth,

not to decay, but to spring to new life.

Teach us to hope always in You

and in the Resurrection, the making of all things new.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

THE WAITING DAY – For the first disciples this was a day of mourning, their friend and their teacher has been killed and now lies in the tomb. For us today, it is a day of hopeful waiting, knowing that this is not the end.

 

Give someone around you hope in this time of waiting.

 

#CTKCARESWAITING

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

EASTER SUNDAY

HE IS RISEN!: Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesus has risen from the dead.

 

LECTIO DIVINA:

LECTIO Read

Are there any words or phrases that impact you?

MEDITATIO – Reflect

What is the message that God trying to say to us?

ORATIO – Respond

How am I going to respond to God’s message?

CONTEMPLATIO – Rest

Spend a moment contemplating and allow God to work in you.

 

THE WORD:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, O Lord.

Before sunrise on the Sunday morning, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb. As she reached the entrance, she saw that the stone had been rolled away and the tomb was empty. She ran to the disciples saying, ‘They have taken the Lord from the tomb and we don’t know where they have put him!’ Peter and another disciple, John, ran to the tomb and found it just as Mary had described, with the linen burial cloths lying on the ground. Peter went into the tomb first, and then John followed him. Until this moment they had not understood the Scriptures which said, ‘He must rise from the dead,’ but now they saw, and they believed.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

THE IMAGE:

 

 

 

 

 

THE PRAYER:

Lord God,

You loved this world so much,

That You gave Your one and only Son,

That we might be called Your children too.

Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace of Easter Sunday, everyday.

Let us have hearts of thankfulness for Your sacrifice.

Let us have eyes that look upon Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.

Help us to walk in that mighty grace and tell Your Good News to the world.

Amen.

 

THE MISSION:

HE IS RISEN! – Alleluia! Alleluia! Jesus has risen from the dead.

 

Sing and dance with those close to you and praise those who you love.

 

#CTKCARESALLELUIA

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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