“be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

 

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JMcCay@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:

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Notices

 

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Monday of week 13 in Ordinary Time

Gather

Word

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.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

“He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Think about those who have experienced hurt and need healing.

How can you help heal somebody?
What do you need to show to them?
How would you want to be healed?

PRAYER

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect.
Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.

Amen

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge – COMMUNITY

Look after your neighbour.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Tuesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time

Gather

Word

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.

 

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord

““Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.””

The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Think about all those who are tired with things going on in life.

How can we help them?
What things could we do to give them energy?
What things make you tired?

PRAYER

Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken.
Let it burn away the fog, so that we can see each other clearly.
So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin colour.

Amen.

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge – ACHIEVE

Enjoy your work and have fun.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Wednesday of week 13 in Ordinary Time

 

Gather

Word

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.

 

A reading from the letter of Saint Paul to the Philippians.

“I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Think about a time when you have felt powerless.

Who did you turn to for help?
What did you do to regain strength?
How would you help others who are powerless?

PRAYER

Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness. So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrows of our neighbours.

Amen.

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge – RESPECT

Be kind to yourself.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday of week 13 in Ordinary Time

Gather

Word

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.

 

A reading from the book of Joshua.

“Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Think about a time when you have felt afraid.

How did you show strength?
How did you show courage?
Did you know tha tyou were not alone?

PRAYER

And let the light of the sun be so strong that we will see all
people as our neighbours. Let the earth, nourished by rain,
bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty.

And let the mountains teach our hearts
to reach upward to heaven.

Amen

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge – ENCOUNTER

Light a candle for the world.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Saint Thomas, Apostle – Feast

PATRONAGE

India and Sri Lanka 

Today’s Scripture reflection from your chaplain, Joe.

STAY ALERT. STAY SAFE. BE KIND.

Have a great weekend everybody! 🙂

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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