The Feast of Pentecost is one of the biggest events in the history of the church.

The church we’re 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’s 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?

This week we also think about those who’ve lost their lives in the recent attacks in London and Manchester. The feast of Pentecost was all about people coming together and about barriers being broken down – we’ve seen that time and time again over the last few weeks.

In the account of the event in the Acts of the Apostles, we see the language barrier being broken down and later we hear St Paul talking about the fact that the Holy Spirit is for everyone – to bring every person into ‘one body’. In these turbulent times we need to think about the things that unite us and bring us together rather than our differences and the feast of Pentecost helps us to do just that.

Monday/Tuesday

We begin with the Sign of the Cross

It’s time for our “Word of the Week” watch the video above and check out for the notices at the bottom of the screen – don’t forget to leave your comments below!

Think about the words you say to others – do they help build people up and bring people together?

Lord, help us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Amen

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Tuesday/Wednesday

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PSHCE

We’re moving on to a new topic in our PSHCE this half term – ‘Taking care of yourself and others’ It’s about how we treat each others and how we treat ourselves. It’s going to look at all aspects of wellbeing for ourselves and those around us.

 

Today is an important day. It’s the general election. This may not seem like it has much to do with our topic but in fact the policies that the winning party/parties will bring in will have a profound effect on the wellbeing of millions of people. The NHS in particular is the subject much debate, as is the issue of mental health funding.

Head on over to this website : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39955886

Click on Key Priorities and then click on England to select the key pledges of the 5 main parties in the UK

Have a discussion as a class on to which you like the best (and if you have time explore other areas of interest)

Then using a secret ballot cast your votes and hand them in to your form tutor. Put the results in the comments box below along with your form and we’ll see what our school would have voted for!

Lord, help us to listen to take care of ourselves and others. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

Scripture

NEXT STEPSWe begin with the Sign of the Cross

As you know, we are going to use the Scripture from this Sunday’s Gospel to reflect on every Friday. If you are in KS 3/4 You can use your planners to to help you understand the scripture.

This year we want to bring the Word of God to life on a Friday morning to help us reflect and understand scripture a little bit better, so with the help of our school community a different person each week will read our Gospel and share what it means to them. Use your planners to help you discuss and explore the story further.

John 20: 21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father sent me, so I send you.”

What do you think God the Father sent Jesus to do? What do you think Jesus has sent you to do?

Lord, help us to listen to and follow your word. Amen.

We finish with the Sign of the Cross

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