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This week we are looking at the theme Discipleship. This is a very important theme, especially in the Diocese of Nottingham because it is one of the Bishop’s three themes that he wants us to promote. We’re going to explore what the word means, and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives.
Being a disciple means following a teacher or a way of life, it’s where we get the word discipline from. It reminds us that to follow Jesus we have to live like him and shape our lives in a way that reflects who he was and what he taught.

Notices

NOTICES- PLEASE READ TO WHOLE FORM
  • On Tuesday it is the Feast Day of St Patrick! Patrick House will celebrate Mass on Monday 16th period 5. Patrick House, you need to go to your lesson at the start of period 5 to register and then come straight down to the chapel for Mass, promptly and quietly. Bring your Mass parts down to the Chapel for period 5 or bring them down at break or lunchtime.
  • How will you and your form 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.
  • Year 9 retreat day has been POSTPONED. Normal lessons on Friday!
  • 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! 🙂

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t already….Students and staff please watch this video from Issie and Vicki, Chaplains within our CMAT, who explain some of the temporary changes we will experience in our Masses to prevent the spread of germs.

If you have any questions, do come and speak to Joe and Ruth in the Chapel! 🙂 

 

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

PLEASE WATCH IN FORM

 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Happy St Patrick Feast Day!

St.Patrick was a missionary who took the message of Jesus to the people in Ireland, where he is the Patron Saint. Having been sold into slavery, he relied on prayer and his faith to help him through. He continued to get closer to God and eventually became a bishop tasked with spreading the Good News. St Patrick inspires us to be an example to others and to be proud to share our faith as disciples of Christ.

The acrostic poem below gives some possible definitions of the word disciple. As a form, can you come up with your own acrostic poem for the word disciple? Bonus points if you can include scripture into your poem!

Comment your form’s poems in the comments below!

 

D – Disciplined with their relationship with God (2 Timothy 2:15)

I – Involved in a gathering of believers (Hebrews 10:25)

S – Spirit filled and Spirit led (Romans 8:14)

C – Concerned for others rather than themselves (Philippians 2:3-4)

I – Involved in serving their area of gifts and talents (1 Peter 4:11)

P – Prayerful in all things (Philippians 4:6-7)

L – Leading others to become disciples (2 Timothy 2:2)

E – Enjoying God always (Isaiah 61:10)

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

In this video we see many different titles that we use for Jesus in our faith, but how often do we give ourselves those titles and realise that we too need to reflect the work of Jesus as disciples of Christ?

How can you…

… be entirely sincere?

… give strength to the weak?

… serve the unfortunate?

Disciples don’t just listen to these things, they live by them. How will you know your saviour today?

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Today we celebrate the solemnity of St Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. St Joseph had great trust in God and showed kindness and love to Mary by standing by her and supporting her. St Joseph is a prime example of a disciple of Jesus, he raised Jesus in difficult circumstances and had huge faith in Jesus.

St Joseph, pray for us. 

Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptise them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

 

This piece of scripture is also known as The Great Commission. They are the last words that Jesus speaks before he ascends into Heaven, and they are spoken to his disciples on Mount Galilee.

But the Great Commission was not meant only for those first disciples of Jesus. The language it uses shows us that it is also the mission of all believers in every place and in every age of history. The Great Commission therefore defines the mission of the Church.

 Long before buisnesses and organisations started having mission statements, Jesus already gave the Church this mission statement, and it hasn’t changed in the last 2,000 years.

Have a think today about our mission as disciples, and how you fulfil that in your daily life. Comment below how your form are going to be the best disciples you can be!

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

NOTICES:

  • Use Our Lady of Lourdes Chaplaincy ‘Be Inspirational’ website to access our weekly prayer resources centred around the word of the week and the Church’s Liturgical calendar: https://beinspirational.co.uk/

For our weekly prayer resources:

  1. Hover over ‘Prayer’ tab.
  2. Click on ‘Becket Prayer Resources’.
  3. Click on the relevant week’s prayer resources you would like to access
  • Aid to the Church in Need have created a resource where you can access live Masses across the UK, including our own St Barnabas Cathedral in Nottingham, visit: https://acnuk.org/resource/online-masses/
  • The Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service (NDCYS) will continue to provide online resources, visit https://ndcys.com/ and their YouTube channel NDCYS Live, where they will continue to be exploring faith, sharing stories, having fun, supporting one another as a faith community.
  • If you are 13 years or older and have the permission of your parent(s) or carer(s) you can follow The Becket’s Chaplaincy Twitter page @b3inspirational and Instagram page @be.inspirational.becket to access our latest Chaplaincy posts.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Fran and Bryce from The Briars are here to read our Gospel Reading to us today!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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