The word of the week is Pentecost!

The Feast of Pentecost is one of the biggest events in the history of the Church. The Church we are a part of today can be traced back to that single event when the disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit, went out into the streets and started spreading the Good News in many different languages. They found a new courage and a new mission to spread Jesus’ message and today over 1 billion people are part of the Catholic Church!

Think about the Good News in your lives – how do you share that with others?

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

Remember to comment in the comments box below! 🙂

 

Our word of the week is PENTECOST! It’s the Birthday of the Church!

Let’s find out more about this amazing feast and the week ahead in the Church’s Liturgical Calendar!

 

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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Making sense of it all: This week we look at the power of an example.

How can we set an example to others and inspire people through our words and actions?

How can we set an example to others and inspire people through our words and actions?

 

NEW SERIES: Join Naomi from The Briars for the NDCYS Home-Time Hangout at 2:30pm Every Friday afternoon!

 

You can watch the final episode from the Friday Night Live show with guests, games, reflection and prayer!

 

Don’t forget to sign up for the second Big Schools Get Together on Friday 5th June at 10:00 am! Get your pen and paper ready!

They’ll be even more guests, quizzes games and activities to bring us all together.

Register here: https://ndcys.com/gettogether/

 

As Christians we are called to share the Good News to the people we meet. As we celebrate Pentecost, we ask for the Holy Spirit to give us the strength, courage and wisdom to share the Good News we hear in the Gospels.

If you would like to reflect on some more of the scriptures related to the theme Pentecost then you can use some of the scripture references below.

Most of these are taken from Open Bible – you can use their Topical Bible Search facility to find lots more ideas! Just remember to change the Bible translation to ‘Good News Translation’ when you click on the link!

If you have found any pieces of scripture that you think link to our theme this week then please add them in the comments box below to share the Good News so that we can all enjoy them!

 

 

Bishop Patrick has invited us to pray the prayer below every morning…this prayer is a particularly good one to say as we celebrate Pentecost!

We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in our words and actions, just as the Holy Spirit guided the disciples many years ago. We are modern day disciples and it is our job to share the Good News today!

You can print it off the prayer below, colour it in, and place it somewhere in your home OR you can create your own poster/artwork with the prayer yourself!

If you are designing your own artwork we would love to see your creations!

You can email them to r.cotter@becketonline.co.uk and j/martin@becketonline.co.uk

Our first video resource this week is a cartoon video of the story of Pentecost, it really helps us to imagine what it may have been like for the disciples many years ago!

Our second video resource is last year’s Pentecost ‘word of the week’ video created by some of the Briars Team and some of the students from The Becket School!

At the end of the video we hear a chant that was created by some of our year 9’s at The Becket School.

For your action, this week we invite you to create your own chant, song or poem about the feast of Pentecost!

Think about the power of the Holy Spirit and the different ways in which we can spread the Good News!

If you would like your chant, poem or song to appear on the Be Inspirational site then comment at the bottom of the page! You can email us your creations to r.cotter@becketonline.co.uk and j.martin@becketonline.co.uk too!

We are excited to see them 🙂

 

 

Today we have a great song to listen to called Burning In My Soul! 

The symbols of the Holy Spirit can include flames, wind, the breath of God and a dove.

We sometimes think of the Holy Spirit as being flames of fire because in the scripture it says…

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Acts 2: 1-4

The song Burning in my Soul is a brilliant song for Pentecost because it is all about the Holy Spirit being with us and ‘burning in our soul’.

We believe the Holy Spirit gives us lots of gifts to be good Christians and spread the Good News!

In the song Burning in my Soul we hear the words that are used in the scriptures!

Can you complete the word search below and find the Pentecost themed words!

Let us know in the comments below how many words you can find!

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Pentecost-primary-resources

Click the link below to download CAFOD’S Pentecost Liturgy!…

CAFOD_Pentecost_Primary+Assembly

 

Click the link below to download CAFOD’S Pentecost resources pack which includes:

  • colouring sheets
  • creative writing
  • reflections
  • research projects
  • word searches
  • comic strips
  • fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • and lots more Pentecost themed activities!

CAFOD resource pack – Pentecost

Become a Missionary Disciple…

This term, every school within the Nottingham Diocese will be exploring the theme ‘Missionary Discipleship’!

How can we play an active role in the wider community and be the face of Christ for others?

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”(Matthew 28:19)

 

Each week we are inviting you to take a different Challenge to complete from below…

  1. Read a Bible story every weekend or ask a grown up to read one to you.
  1. Tell your favourite Bible story to a friend or family member.
  1. Ask a friend to share with you a Bible or religious story that is special to them.
  1. Make a poster about Jesus and put it on your bedroom window so people can see it.
  1. Learn the names of Jesus’ Twelve Disciples. Who is your favourite disciple and why?
  1. Say a prayer for someone who is struggling, ill, or felling sad.
  1. Find a new charity to help. You could say a prayer for the charity and the community they are helping and/or create a poster about all the amazing things the charity does.
  1. Ask for help to live stream a Mass. There are links to different Mass times and parishes on our home page!
  2. Look for an opportunity every day to do an act of kindness for someone…ask someone how their day is, smile, ask if there is something you can do to help around the house, write a letter to someone or send someone a positive message!

10. Be joyful – Jesus loves you!

ALSO…every week The Briars and our Chaplains are setting us an extra Missionary Discipleship challenge that all the children, parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to try out each week!

This challenge is always explained during the NDCYS 9:30 am Club on Mondays- check out this week’s Missionary Discipleship challenge by clicking the video below!

Every week Issie (Lay chaplain at Trinity and Catherine McAuley Hub) is going to teach us a new song!

Get comfortable, sit up straight and get ready to sing loud and proud!

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