Prayer is one of the three pillars of Lent and we try extra hard to put time aside for prayer during Lent to grow closer to God.

Prayer is something that can be really hard to understand, let alone do. Sometimes it comes naturally but usually it’s something we forget about and don’t find time for. Prayer is simply a chat with God and you don’t need to use the right words, you don’t even need to use any words, you just need to put aside some time to be with God.

It’s amazing what a difference a few minutes a day can make – your mission this week is to spend a few minutes in prayer every day this week! This could be on your way to school, before you go to bed or even when your doing some exercise!

Notices

  • A massive well done and thank you to all the students who planned and led our Ash Wednesday Liturgies last week!
  • 9N will be leading our next key stage AoW- 9N make sure you meet Joe and Ruth in C4, period 3, on Monday!
  • Faith in Action group- we are meeting in the Chapel during Wednesday lunchtime! Get your lunch first and then come down to the Chapel. We will also meet after school on Wednesday as stated on the original letters.
  • Chapel will be closed during Wednesday Lunchtime for the Faith in Action catch up session.
  • Patrick House Mass will take place on Monday 16th March (the day before St Patrick’s day), the time of the Mass will be confirmed soon. Patrick House- your Mass parts have been sent to your form tutors, if you have any questions, visit Joe and Ruth in the Chapel!
  • It’s Year 8’s turn to decorate the House boards! The theme is: Lent/EasterThe deadline is: Friday 6th March. Form reps- you can collect backing paper from Ruth and Joe in the Chapel to take to your form rooms to decorate. Points will be awarded for creativity, originality and religious content. If you have any questions, some resources and information have been sent to your form tutors. You can visit the Chapel for inspiration too!
  • If you are 13 years and older and have the permission of your parents, you can follow our Chaplaincy Instagram @be.inspirational.becket and Twitter @b3inspirational for the latest posts and photos!
  • Make sure your Liturgical Colour Charts are pointing to Lent in your form rooms!

Have a great week everyone! 🙂

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Jeremiah 33:3

A reading from the prophet Jeremiah, 

“Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you wonderful and marvelous things that you know nothing about.

The Word of the Lord. 

Response: Thanks be to God. 

 

Dear Lord, 

You know our thoughts and feelings, help guide us in prayer to encounter your loving presence.

Amen.  

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

 

We can pray in so many ways, even using our phones! There is an incredible new app called click to pray where you can join in prayer with people all around the world. #Praymore!

Let us know in the comments below what you are going to praying for on this app!

Loving Father, help us to unite with our brothers and sisters in faith all around the world.
Let us pray for our world and climate as we seek for real and positive changes.

Amen

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Pslam 46:10

A reading from the book of Pslams,

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

The Word of the Lord

Lent can be a difficult journey and we can turn to God in prayer asking him for guidance and support when we face bumps in the road. Take some time in your form to be still, just as the scripture tells us to. Take the time to be still and listen to the words of the song. Focus on the video or close your eyes.

Whilst listening to the song, think of the things that you would like God’s help with this week, this could be something you’re struggling with or afraid of. Be still and know that God is listening and will be with you during these times.

Let us know in the comments below how you like to relax and be still with God!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

This year, Catholic across England and Wales are exploring and celebrating ‘The Year of the Word’- “The God who speaks”. In the video, Fr Josh tells us that reading and understanding the scripture isn’t always easy. Fr Josh explains a type of prayer that we are exploring as part of the Year of the Words called ‘Lectio Divina’. Lection Divina means divine reading. Listen to the 5 stages of Lectio Divina and choose a piece of scripture in your forms to try it out with!

We challenge you throughout Lent to explore different pieces of scripture with Lectio Divina, maybe flick through the Bible and stop at a random page and see what you find!

Let us know in the comments below what your piece of scripture your form choose and what it means to you!

Lord Jesus, you speak to all of us.
Help us to hear your call in scripture and for us to answer in our actions.
Be with us today in the decisions we make.
Amen

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

  • Patrick House Mass will take place on Monday 16th March period 5.
  • Start thinking about how you and your form will raise as much money as possible for Lenten Fundraising – don’t forget, it is a House competition! Our fundraising afternoon is an incredible opportunity to be sponsored for a fun activity and the money raised will make a huge difference to our school charities: Building Hope in Bunkpurugu, CAFOD, Faith in Families and Emmanuel House.
  • Think of creative ways to raise your money- you can ask your family, friends, parish Church, even your neighbours!

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As the word of the week is prayer, let us join in saying our community prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us, the Our Father….

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.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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