The word of the week is Decisions!
Right judgement is another gift of the Holy Spirit and sometimes we call it our conscience. That little voice inside of us that tells us when we’re going wrong or making the wrong decisions. The Holy Spirit can guide us in our lives if we let it and it can help us make the right choice when are faced with a difficult path. What do you need to make a decision about this week and how can the Holy Spirit help you use right judgement.
Click on the different tabs below to explore this week’s prayer resources. We hope you have a great week!
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- Y6 Transitions- Welcome to the chapel!
- Scripture reflection
- video resource
- Learn a song
- CAFOD- summer of hope
Let’s find out more about the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.
Click on the ‘‘Extra- Ordo-Nary” video below!
14th Week in Ordinary Time – Extra-ordo-nary
Join Tom from the Briars with live guests and prayer every Monday morning at 9:30am, to help us stay connected and start our week in a positive way.
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Join us and lots of other schools across the Nottingham Diocese at 10:30am on Monday 6th July for the Big Schools Get Together Mass with Bishop Patrick!
Every week we have Missionary Discipleship mission to complete- watch the video below to find out this week’s challenge!
Once you have completed it, send it to your chaplains Ruth and Joe or our acting lead lay chaplain Vicki, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each entry will be featured on the ‘Home Time Hangout’ show, which airs every Friday at 2:30pm on NDCYS Live
“Making sense of it all”
We try to make sense of the issues affecting our world by turning to our faith.
This week’s episode will be streaming soon! For now you can catch up on old episodes by clicking the link below!
Join Naomi from The Briars for the NDCYS “Home-Time Hangout” at 2:30pm Every Friday afternoon!
Video link coming soon! You can watch last week’s episode below!…
“Friday Night Live”
Hang out with Naomi and special guests as they chat about hot topics form the week, take part in challenges and start the weekend!
Video link coming soon! You can watch last week’s episode below!…
Hello to all the year 6’s who are transitioning with us in September!
You can find our ‘Welcome to the Chapel’ video (with quiz!) on our Be Inspirational YouTube channel (link below) and The Becket School website in the Admissions section.
Make sure you keep a careful eye out in the video as it will help you to complete the quiz after the tour!
We can’t wait to welcome you to our community in September!
Let us pray our Trust Prayer…
God Our Father,
Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,
we can have the courage to say yes to you.
Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had
and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.
Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use
the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community
and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.
We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,
as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love
and forgiveness to others.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Today we are going to hear The Parable of the Two Sons.
Read the story and then watch the video below. Think about when you may have behaved as the brothers did.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
(Glory to you O Lord)
“Now what do you think? There was once a man who had two sons. He went to the older one and said,
‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’
‘I don’t want to,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing.
‘Yes, sir,’ he answered, but he did not go.
Which one of the two did what the father wanted?”
“The older one,” they answered.
So Jesus said to them, “I tell you: the tax collectors…are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
(Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ)
After Jesus tells this story he explains that if people follow the right path, even if they have done bad things beforehand, they will still enter the Kingdom of God – Heaven.
Jesus is teaching his followers about forgiveness. If we make the wrong choices but want to change and do the right thing then we can still be friends with Jesus because He will forgive us.
Think about the times when you have made a bad choice and have done something wrong.
Think about the Parable of the two sons and how you could change what you have done and do the right thing.
Take some time to talk to God to say sorry for the times when we have made bad choices which have hurt those around us and ask to be forgiven. Ask God to help you to make the right decisions in the future.
O my God,
I thank you for loving me.
I am sorry for all my sins.
For not loving others and not loving you.
Help me to live like Jesus and not sin again.
Sometimes making decisions can be very difficult and we don’t know what to do!
In times like these we need words that will reassure us and comfort us that we will be able to make the right decision, it could be some of the words that Jesus used:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself.’ (Mark 12: 30-31)
Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them his children! (Matthew 5: 9)
….your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5: 16)
To help you to remember to stay calm and to trust in your ability to make decisions write a short poem, rap, song or a rhyme which you can say to yourself to help you make choices when you find them difficult.
You could include some of the words that Jesus used above!
Share what you have written with your classmates, family and with us by writing your poem, rap, song, rhyme or prayer in the comments box below! Maybe you can give our community some good advice about making choices too!
Listen carefully to this song from the Disney film Pinocchio.
Think about the advice that his friend gives him about how to make good choices.
Pinocchio isn’t sure how to be a good boy and how to make the right choices so Jiminy Cricket tells him to ‘always let his conscience be his guide’.
We can’t whistle for Jiminy Cricket to tell us what to do to make the right choice but in the Bible there are lots of things that teach us how to be good people and how to make the right choices.
In the book of Proverbs (in the Old Testament) we hear some great advice…
A reading from the book of Proverbs,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and he will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains.
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
(Proverbs 3: 5-8)
If we need help making decisions we can turn to God and ask Him to guide you.
Take some time now to talk to God about the choices you need help with.
You know every decision I need to make and every challenge I will face.
I pray that you give me the wisdom and understanding to make the right decisions.
Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song called ‘You are my Vision’!
This hymn celebrates how great our God is! Spend some time thinking about what makes God so great. How does God give you wisdom? What are you thankful for?
Have a listen to the hymn and join in with the lyrics on the screen as we celebrate how great our God is!
Thank you for being my best friend.
Thank you for giving me widsom.
Thank you for giving me a heart full of love.
Thank you for my friends and family.
Thank you for my school and teachers.
Thank you for the animals, nature and the beautiful world we live in.
God you’re so good to me, you give me everything I ever need.
Lord we thank you
Response: Lord we thank you
This summer, like never before, we are called to be signs of hope for our world.
You and your family are invited to be part of a Summer of Hope to ensure clean water and food reaches some of the poorest families in the world during this global emergency.
You can join Victoria (acting Lead Lay Chaplain and Chaplain at All Saints School in Mansfield) for an Act of Worship on CAFOD’s ‘Summer of Hope’ by clicking the video below!
If you haven’t already you can watch CAFOD’s national assembly in full to hear how the lives of others around the world are being impacted by the coronavirus and how we can give a helping hand to those in need.
Learn how you can feel more hopeful this summer while making a difference to others.
Be informed about what is happening
Be inspired about how hope can change lives
Become active in making a difference
You can find out more about you can get involved by visiting the CAFOD website!
Let us pray…
Give us wisdom so that we may understand what is happening around the world so that we may help our brothers and sisters in need.
May we be inspired by the Holy Spirit to reach out to those in need and change lives.
We pray that we may become missionary disciples and actively create a world of love, peace and equality.
Be with us, Lord, at this time, that we may be a people of hope.