Catholic Schools Week 2020

Monday: Living in Harmony with God

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Today is the first day of Catholic Schools Week 2020. Today, we think of the beauty of the world that God created for us. Our world is a gift from God. We can see the beauty of God’s world all around us if we stop and look. When we take time to see the beauty of our world, we can learn how important it is and we can remember to thank God for the beauty of his creation. Lord, help us to live like you taught us to. Together we pray the prayer that Jesus taught us: Our Father …

 

Tuesday

Consider how we treat each other in our school. Think about the words we use every day when we talk to each other in our school. Do we use nice words? Do we help people when they are sad? Are we good friends to each other?

Grandparents and older relatives and friends  are a special gift in our lives. They watch over us as we grow and are often some of the most important teachers in our lives. They deserve to be appreciated and cared for and we must always show them the respect and dignity that they show us

THURSDAY

How can we say make the world a better, cleaner place to live in? Reflect on the school Green Flag work. Look at all the Green themed doors . Do we turn off our lights? Do we waste water? Do we pick up rubbish? When we make the world a better place to live in, we are helping to make God’s creation as beautiful and wonderful as it can be.

Friday

Jesus wants us to be a school that lives like he did. Sometimes we pray together to God. Sometimes we sing songs about how much Jesus loves us. When we see a cross it helps us to remember that God has promised to love us forever. When we are kind to each other, we are being more like Jesus.

Friday Reflection

As Catholic Schools Week comes to a close, we are asked to think about how we can share our common home.

Our world is a gift to all who live here…the people, the animals and the plants.

Our world is not always shared equally…there are people who have no home, no food or water. Some people are forced to leave the place they live because of war, natural disasters, famine or drought. Plants and animals are treated cruelly.

In the letter he wrote to us, Pope Francis told us that we must share with others.

This reminds us of the words of Jesus- who told us to love one another and to be kind and caring.

To show God how much we love him and how thankful we are for the home he has given us, we have to work to share our home equally with all who live here.

Lord, help us to share our common home with all kind…not just mankind…                                                                             Amen.

Wednesday Reflection

Today is Grandparent’s day and we are asked to think about how our grandparents have watched over our common home just as they watch over us.

Our grandparents can play a special role in our lives. They can be very important teachers who show us how to love, how to be caring and how to share.

They can teach us about the beauty of God’s creation and help us to learn to care for it as we grow.

We thank you Lord for our grandparents.

Help us to be thankful for all they teach us. Amen.

Refection for Tuesday

Today, on the 2nd day of Catholic Schools Week, we are asked to think about how we can care for our common home.

God gave us the earth and the earth gives us many gifts which helps us to live. It gives us water, food and energy. It gives us much to help us care for ourselves but Pope Francis asks us to think about how we can care for the earth. We can try to use only what we need and try to live our lives in ways that help the earth.

We can do this by recycling, wasting less water and caring for plants and animals.

The care we give the earth shows God how much we love him and the beautiful home he has given us.

Lord, help us to care for our common home always.  Amen.

Laudato Si

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Daily Refections – Monday

Today is the first day of Catholic Schools Week 2017.

This year we are learning with Pope Francis about caring for our common home.

Our common home is not just the community or the country we live in but our entire world. Caring for our common home is so important that Pope Francis wrote a letter to remind everyone about our responsibility to love and care for the earth.

Today we think of the beauty of the world that God created for us.1

Our world is a gift from God. From the shining sun to the twinkling stars, the deep blue seas and the snowy mountain tops……

God made it all.

From the colourful flowers to the beautiful animals.

God made it all. We can see the beauty of God’s world all around us if we stop and take a look.

When we take time to see the beauty of our world, we can learn how important it is and we can remember to thank God for the beauty of his creation.

Lord, help us to always see the beauty of our common home.

 Amen.