Each week, we take part in collective worship together as a class. This would usually be done as a whole school, however due to the current situation, we are doing it in our bubbles. This page will be where all of our collective worships are documented.
Today is Ash Wednesday and, as you know, it is an important day as it marks the first day of Lent. Usually, we would be going to Church for a special Ash Wednesday Mass service. Although we are unable to do this, we can still join in with Mass virtually - through Father Gary's Live Stream on YouTube - and Mr Carroll has created a special assembly for us to watch. Remember that today is all about remembering Jesus and the sacrifices he made; it is about repentance and prayer. You may not be receiving the sign of the cross in ashes on your forehead, but it is a holy day and it should be treated as such.
Please click on the image below to watch the Ash Wednesday Assembly.
Please click on the image below to join Father Gary for the Ash Wednesday Mass at 10am.
ADVENT: JESSE TREE
As we approach Christmas, we study Advent in our RE lessons; including the Jesse Tree. As we will be breaking up for the holidays before the end of Advent, we are starting our Daily Devotions of the Jesse Tree this week. We will read a piece of scripture each day and discuss the day's symbol before adding it to our own class Jesse Tree. Below is the planning for the week, with the readings and worship that we will be doing each day.
Today, we joined Father Gary for Mass on YouTube. We listened to the Gospel of the 10 Lepers from Luke 17 and Father Gary talked to us about the St. Martin of Tours' charitable act. We then reflected upon how we will help someone today as though we are serving Jesus.
After this, we watched a Remembrance Day Meditation and took part in the 2-minute silence to remember the special event that took place on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month and all of those who sacrificed their lives for us.
'THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE'
Almighty and eternal God,
from whose love in Christ
we cannot be parted,
either by death or life;
hear our prayers and
thanksgivings for all whom we
remember this day;
fulfil in them the purpose of
your love; and bring us all,
with them, to your eternal joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Today, Diba read Nehemiah 2:1-18. We then had a discussion about how Ezra and Nehemiah helped the people to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple. Diba then set us the task of drawing an image summarising what she had read.
Cleansing Your Heart
Today we reflected on a reading from Luke 11:39-40a.
The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil. You fools!”
We discussed how important it is to turn our focus inward rather than outward; to make sure that we are 'attractive' on the inside rather than being 'attractive' on the outside. We then listed ways in which we are going to cleanse our souls each day.
Prayers for the Week
Today was Jake, Violla and Sienna's turn to guide collective worship. They beautifully read a prayer each to start the week. We then said the prayers with them, whilst having some time for reflection on what we want out of the week.
Today, we reflected on Luke 8:21. “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”
We discussed how we can be part of Jesus' family and what we can do to act on God's word. Here are some of our ideas:
Today, we reflected on Luke 8:1-2. Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities…
We discussed how we can repay God for healing and forgiving us by following in Jesus' footsteps. We then wrote how we would do this and placed our ideas on the class prayer space.