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: The Great Commission

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

A reading from Matthews Gospel. Matthew 28:16-20
The Great Commission
The eleven disciples travelled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything

The Gospel of the Lord:     Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

A Reflection:

The Great Commission
When we are young children, if something exciting happens or we learn something new, which we find to be wonderful we usually want to run and tell people we are close to. We do not keep knowledge to ourselves and we don’t stop to question why something inspires us. As we get older, there is the temptation to stop showing this excitement and to try to be more serious. Throughout Jesus’ time of teaching he told his disciples that to get into the kingdom of Heaven they should be like children. The disciples succeed in being like children again after Jesus speaks to them for the last time. He tells them to go out to the world, share the Gospel and baptise other people. When they are filled with the Holy Spirit, they do just that. They run out into the world and will tell anyone that will listen about the amazing things they have seen. We should try to be more like little children and continue to see the amazing things in the world and share them with others.


How are you being a disciple of the Lord? Think about how you can spread the Gospel by your actions, at home and in your community.
Go for a walk today and listen to your favourite playlist, enjoy this day that the Lord has made.
If you find yourself thinking ‘I’m bored’ write down three skills you’ve always wanted to learn and take the first step to getting started.

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It would seem that, quite possibly, the ultimate measure of health in any community might well reside in our ability to stand in awe at what folks have to carry rather than in judgment at how they carry it.”
Fr. Gregory Boyle

God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.


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.