Week 3 - Counting the Cost
Jesus, we thank you for the faith and example of these people, and we pray that they know you are there with them, giving them strength to face the dangers, and hope of eternal life with you. We pray for your peaceful kingdom to come. Amen.
Week 2 - The Calling of Levi
you said that you didn't come to help perfect people,
You came to help people who get things wrong.
Nobody is perfect,
and we all get things wrong.
We can all think of things we shouldn't have done,
or things that we should have done, but didn't.
Thank you for coming to help us.
We're sorry when we hurt you, other people and ourselves.
Please heal and forgive us.
Week 1 - The First Disciple
Luke 5: 1-11
Here we are in our lives,
Surrounded by the things we know well:
things we are good at, things we like, people we love,
and things we wish we could change.
You know it all so well, too.
Step aboard our lives, Lord Jesus,
lead us all to risk the deeper water,
show us what our lives could be with you in charge
and use our lives to reveal yourself to others.
Pancake Day Race
The Windhill Churches Centre, Bishop's Stortford
We joined up with the Lea Valley Deanery schools to participate in worship of Our Eucharistic Journey.
Advent Activity Lunchtime Club - 14.12.18
At our last Advent Activity Lunchtime Club, we made the Nativity scene for the children to hang on their Christmas tree. These Advent activities have been very popular - well done the Chaplaincy Team for running them. We look forward to our activities in Lent!
During the month of May, on a Tuesday lunchtime in year 6 classroom, Charlotte, Francis and Sinead led a group of children in saying a Decade of the Rosary.
The Rosary begins with the Apostles' Creed, followed by one Our Father, three Hail Marys, a Glory Be, and, if desired, the Fatima Prayer. Next come five mysteries, each consisting of one Our Father, ten Hail Marys, a Glory Be, and, if desired, the Fatima Prayers. Conclude with the Hail Holy Queen.
Our Chaplaincy Retreat Day - Niland Conference Centre
"When we went to the retreat I enjoyed listening to the Story of the Blind Man, when we did the singing and sign language. It was also enjoyable when we were working together in all different schools." Sinead
"I liked how we could hear other chaplaincy teams' ideas and share our own. I also liked the end reflection when we remembered the saints and inspirational people such as St. Catherine of Sienna and Oscar Romero. I enjoyed the tour with Sister Karen as she told us her role models and what they had achieved." Charlotte
"At the retreat I enjoyed the time when we felt creation whilst being blindfolded. I also enjoyed learning the song and sign language that St. Mary's set up." Francis
On Wednesday, we had a guest speaker from CAFOD, Elizabeth Kavanagh, who spoke to us about FAIRTRADE.
We learnt about Pablo the super-banana and what money was given to the farmers for their work.
On Friday lunchtimes, our Chaplaincy team have been taking it in turns to lead a Lentern activities and reflections group with KS1 children in the lead up to Easter.
Week 1: The First Disciples
The Cardinal Hume Centre
The Chaplaincy Team and Key Stage Two organised a talent show to raise money for The Cardinal Hume Centre. Children paid to enter the competition, purchase voting cards and refreshments. Everyone had a very entertaining afternoon whilst raising money for this very worthwhile cause. An amazing total of £386 was raised! Stephen Currid, from The Cardinal Hume Centre, visited Sacred Heart on Thursday 8th February to collect our donation.