Term 2 Week 15
16 – 24 May - Laudato Si’ Week
Laudato Si’ Week celebrates the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home.
Sixth Sunday of Easter
In the Risen Lord, his disciples were confronted by God’s final achievement in a transformed creation. The overwhelming and mysterious nature of this experience - an encounter that involved every level of their being - is reflected in the various passages of the gospels that attempt to communicate it.
If you love me you will keep my commandments
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St John 1 - Pray for those who suffer
Pope John I is depicted in art as looking through the bars of a prison or imprisoned with a deacon and a subdeacon. He is venerated at Ravenna and in Tuscany. His feast day is 18 May, the anniversary of the day of his death.
O Divine King, Jesus,
whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted,
I wish to live in You;
suffer and die in You.
During my life be to me my model and my support;
At the hour of my death,
be my hope and my refuge. Amen
National Families Week
Pray a simple prayer for our families e.g.
Thank you God for our family. Help us to care for each other, to thank each other and to listen to each other. Help us to forgive each other and to look for the best in each other. Amen
Pray in Colour for family members, those who are living and those who have died.
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Strength and Courage
Strength is the power behind courage. Strength is what will give you the courage. Strength is continuing to stay motivated on the path you've chosen despite facing trials. Strength is what incites you to jump in the midst of a fight to protect an innocent.
Lord, you are Holy above all others, and all of the strength that I need is in your hands.
Please, Lord, give me the strength that I need to face today. I don't have to worry about tomorrow.
If you just give me the strength that I need today that is all I need.
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St Cristobal Magallanes
Saint Cristóbal Magallanes Jara, also known as Christopher Magallanes (July 30, 1869 – May 25, 1927), is a martyr and saint venerated in the Catholic Church who was killed without trial on the way to say Mass during the Cristero War after the trumped-up charge of inciting rebellion. He ministered secretly when an anti-catholic Mexican government were determined to weaken the Catholic faith.
Pray for faith
Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God.
Gratitude Prayer Walk
Prayer walks can be “guided’ or of a more ‘free’ nature when students are given instructions but with more time to simply wander or BE!
Invite students to stop during the walk and pray a prayer of thanksgiving in their hearts. Suggest that they begin with something that they noticed either while they were walking or standing still.
Invite them to complete the following sentences: I noticed ….. and Thank you God for ….. e.g.
I noticed the clouds when I stopped and they made me feel very calm.
Thank you God for clouds and for our beautiful and awesome world.
Continue this pattern for the time allocated for the Prayer Walk. When students return to class they could write a gratitude list or a prayer of thanksgiving.
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