Theme of the Week - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

Theme of the Week

Theme of the Week 

This week our theme is: Easter

Please light a candle if you have one

We begin our time of prayer with a reminder that Jesus died and rose again for us and so we say: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

Our School Prayer

O Lord, bless our school that working together and playing together, we may learn to serve you, and to serve one another, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Give me the strength O Lord, to do the work of this day, and grant that at its close I may be found worthy of your trust in me. Amen

John 19:17-20:18
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:

The Gospel of the Lord:

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

Easter
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates His resurrection from the dead, three days after He died on the cross. Christ’s resurrection marks the triumph of good over evil, sin and death.
The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity and is celebrated with the greatest joy.

#MicroChallenges:

The Virtue of Faith: Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge, be a good listener for those around you.

If you’re looking for ways to express your faith why not pray about it? And don’t stop there. Pray for those who God lays on your heart and ask Him to help you spot opportunities to share with them.

Rather than jamming our opinions down people’s throats or arguing our points of view on social media, what if we looked for ways to make peace instead? Our world is filled with conflict and fighting. What better way to stand out and make a statement for Christ than by being known for our love? When you find yourself in a disagreement take a mental step back and think of the big picture. What can you do to create peace in the situation? What can you do to show love towards someone you disagree with?

Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

Could you watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2Mnsxj2N7Y

Or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe50_LaJgWE

Or: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQhnqSn3TA

Useful websites: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zh2dpg8/revision/12

We pray together

To preach Christianity meant (to the Apostles) primarily to preach the Resurrection. … The Resurrection is the central theme in every Christian sermon reported in the Acts. The Resurrection, and its consequences, were the ‘gospel’ or good news which the Christians brought. (Miracles, ch. 16)
C.S Lewis

Lord Jesus,

Lord, the resurrection of your son has given us new life and renewed hope. Help us to live as new people in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us the wisdom to know what we must do, the will to want to do it, the courage to undertake it, the perseverance to continue to do it and the strength to complete it.

Amen

St Wilfrid- Pray for us

St. John Henry Newman-Pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen