“let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”

Matthew 19:14

 

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JMcCay@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

 

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf7upUMsn3Kl8GD79FotjQ

Saint Barnabas Cathedral:

http://www.stbarnabascathedral.org.uk/01_Community/livestream.html

Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service:

NDCYS.com/live

Notices

 

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Monday of week 15 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 Hosea. (12:6)

“So now, trust in your God and return to Him. Be loyal and just, and wait patiently for your God to act.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Two Atlanta police officers, Devin Brosnan and Garrett Rolfe, responded to a complaint that a man, later identified as 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, was asleep in his car and obstructing other vehicles in the drive-through lane of a Wendy’s restaurant on University Avenue in southwest Atlanta.
Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot dead as he fled officers in a restaurant car park in Atlanta on Friday. Atlanta’s police chief resigned and one of the officers involved was fired. But the mayor of Atlanta and other politicians have said the use of lethal force by police was not justified in this case.
Now, the officer who shot Mr Brooks, Garrett Rolfe, faces 11 charges related to his death, including murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Read it. Think about it. Discuss it.

How can you help?

PRAYER

At CtK we grow in a deep love for You and a selfless love for our family and for those we meet each day.
As our day of learning together begins, we think of everyone in our community who is affected by racial discrimination and injustice.
We pray for all communities. Where there is division, may You bring restoration. Where there is inequality may You bring justice. Where there is powerlessness may You lift up the broken hearted. Where there is damage may You bring healing.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Look after your neighbour.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Tuesday of week 15 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 Job. (12:22)

“He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into light.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

McClain was walking home from convenience store when someone called 911 saying he ‘looked sketchy
Elijah McClain, an American 23-year-old black man, died at a hospital after a violent arrest on the evening of August 24, 2019. McClain was walking home after he had gone to a corner store to purchase tea. Although one of the officers acknowledged that McClain was not a suspect of criminal activity, the 140-pound man was tackled and pinned to the ground by three officers. After McClain was handcuffed, paramedics injected him with ketamine to sedate him. McClain suffered cardiac arrest during the ambulance ride to a nearby hospital. Elijah McClain was declared “brain dead” on Aug. 27 at a local hospital, where he was later taken off life support. The Aurora officers involved are Randy Roedema, Jason Rosenblatt and Nathan Woodyard. Aurora Police department released body camera footage of the confrontation which clearly shows excessive use of force. The police officers were placed on temporary suspension but now however, they have  back in the field with no charges.
Other US officers in Colorado have been fired for pictures mocking Elijah’s death

Ways to help:

Donate:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/elijah-mcclain

Petition:

https://www.change.org/p/adams-county-district-attorney-justice-for-elijah-mcclain-48a81830-f891-4b04-ba28-c2625b916b96

Read it. Think about it. Discuss it.

How can you help?

PRAYER

At CtK we grow in a deep love for You and a selfless love for our family and for those we meet each day.
As our day of learning together begins, we think of everyone in our community who is affected by racial discrimination and injustice.
We pray for all communities. Where there is division, may You bring restoration. Where there is inequality may You bring justice. Where there is powerlessness may You lift up the broken hearted. Where there is damage may You bring healing.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Enjoy your work and have fun.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Saint Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor

 

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 Proverbs. (22:15)

“When justice is done, good people are happy, but evil people are brought to despair.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

Eric Garner was arrested on suspicion of illegally selling loose cigarettes on 17 July 2014. In a video of the arrest recorded by a bystander, Pantaleo the officer, is seen with his arm wrapped around Garner’s neck as they struggled on a street in the city’s Staten Island borough. The officer’s lawyer contends his client used approved tactics to arrest Garner, but in (2019) NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Trials Rosemarie Maldonado ruled that Pantaleo had used a chokehold, which is banned by the police department, being banned in NYPD since 1993. As the officers continued to restrain Garner, the asthmatic was heard repeatedly saying: “I can’t breathe.”
Eric Garner’s Death Will Not Lead to Federal Charges for N.Y.P.D. Officer
Daniel Pantaleo was sacked over the death of Eric Garner, whose dying words “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry for protests against police brutality.
Dec. 3, 2014: A grand jury weighing whether to indict him finds “no reasonable cause” to bring charges against Pantaleo, triggering protests.
In 2015: the city of New York reached a settlement with the family for $5.9m (£4.8m) after they brought a wrongful-death lawsuit arguing that Garner was not given sufficient medical aid by emergency officials.
May 13, 2019: After many delays, the NYPD disciplinary trial begins for Pantaleo.
July 16, 2019: Federal prosecutors say they will not bring charges against Pantaleo, a decision made one day before the five-year anniversary of Garner’s death.
August 19, 2019: NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the department’s decision to fire Pantaleo, more than five years after Garner’s death. Pantaleo will not receive pension. Later in the day, Police union President Patrick Lynch held a press conference to express his anger with the department’s decision. Lynch described Pantaleo as an “exemplary” officer.

Read it. Think about it. Discuss it.

How can you help?

PRAYER

At CtK we grow in a deep love for You and a selfless love for our family and for those we meet each day.
As our day of learning together begins, we think of everyone in our community who is affected by racial discrimination and injustice.
We pray for all communities. Where there is division, may You bring restoration. Where there is inequality may You bring justice. Where there is powerlessness may You lift up the broken hearted. Where there is damage may You bring healing.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

 

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Be kind to yourself.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Thursday of week 15 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 Proverbs.

“Evil people do not know what justice is, but those who worship the Lord understand it well.”

The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Response

REFLECTION ACTIVITY

The family of 37-year-old Tanisha Anderson reached out for assistance to calm their daughter during a mental health crisis. Anderson grew increasingly agitated when the police separated her from her family and attempted to place her  in the confined space of the police vehicle.  During the struggle, a police officer performed a “takedown” move on her, slamming her against the concrete sidewalk.  He placed his knee on her back and handcuffed her as she lay face-down on the pavement. The officers refused to allow Anderson’s family to comfort her as she lay dying and exposed on the snow-covered street. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. Her death was ruled a homicide. Anderson’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Cleveland and two of its police officers. Anderson suffered from bipolar disorder. Her mother, Cassandra Johnson indicated that despite media narratives, Anderson was not violent, and that it was the behavior of the police in isolating her from her family that made her panic.
The two officers both told investigators that Joell Anderson told them his sister was “fake sleeping.” She was on the ground between seven and 11 minutes, according to the arbitrator. Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s investigators estimated she was on the ground 21 minutes.
Officers were disciplined
Three years after Tanisha Anderson’s death, investigation ends with Cleveland officers cleared of criminal charges. The grand jury vote brings to an end a nearly three-year investigation.
ØOfficer Scott Aldridge, 49, was suspended 10 days without pay this was later reduced to 3 days this was argued as the suspension should be reduced down because the city at the time had no written policy or training documents that instructed officers when to call for an ambulance, that the city failed to introduce any expert testimony
Ø Officer Bryan Myers was issued a written warning
The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide from “sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position.” Her heart disease and bipolar disorder were factors that increased her chance of sudden death. The report found that officers often don’t practice proper de-escalation techniques to keep a situation from getting out of control and end up using cruel and excessive force against the mentally and medically ill.
The city paid Anderson’s family a $2.25 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Anderson’s death sparked a change in the way Cleveland police officers are trained in handling mental health crises, mandated changes in the way police officers deal with calls of people suffering from mental illness

Read it. Think about it. Discuss it.

How can you help?

PRAYER

At CtK we grow in a deep love for You and a selfless love for our family and for those we meet each day.
As our day of learning together begins, we think of everyone in our community who is affected by racial discrimination and injustice.
We pray for all communities. Where there is division, may You bring restoration. Where there is inequality may You bring justice. Where there is powerlessness may You lift up the broken hearted. Where there is damage may You bring healing.

Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Mission

Mission Statement Challenge

Light a candle for the world.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Friday of week 15 in Ordinary Time

 

Today’s Scripture reflection comes 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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