Collective Worship


Pope Francis said, "the Church is calling us to have and to promote an authentic liturgical life, so that there may be harmony between what the liturgy celebrates, and what we live in our daily existence."

The themes for each week reflect the liturgy of the word in the previous Sunday Mass. They are chosen to encourage reflection on the teachings of the Church and also to encourage the development of every student and to promote their well-being and freedom.

Week Beginning Quote                                                                                    Related Theme
4/9/17 "Do not model yourselves on the behaviour of the world around you, but let your behaviour change, modeled by your new mind" Romans 12 Creation
11/9/17 "Love is the one thing that cannot hurt your neighbour; that is why it is the answer to every one of the commandments" Romans 13 Students & Teachers
18/9/17 "Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you, and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven" Ecclesiaticus 27 Human Rights
25/9/17 "Avoid anything in your everyday lives that would be unworthy of the Gospel of Christ" Phillippians 1 Faith/Fidelity
2/10/17 "In you I hope all day long because of your goodness, O Lord. Remember your mercy, Lord, and the love you have shown from old" Psalm 24 Resilience
9/10/17 "There is no need to worry; but if there is anything you need, pray for it, asking God for it with prayer and thanksgiving" Phillippians 4 Courage
16/10/17 "He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name" Psalm 23 Courage
23/10/17 HALF TERM  
Week Beginning Quote                                                                                                  Related Theme
30/10/17 "You must love your neighbour as yourself" Matthew 22 Harvest
6/11/17 "Happy are the pure in heart, they shall see God" Matt 5 Called to be Saints
13/11/17 "We belive that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him." Matthew 25 Remembrance
20/11/17 "For to everyone who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough" Matthew 25 Gratitude
27/11/17 "Come you whom my Father has blessed, take for you heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world" Matthew 25 Young People
4/12/17 "We are all the work of your hand" Isaiah 64 Migrants
11/12/17 "Before the world was made he has chose us, chose us in Christ" Ephesians 1 Families
18/12/17

"Emmanuel, our king and lawgiver, come and save us, Lord our God" (from the O Antiphons)

Incarnation
  CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS  
4/1/18 "Hail, Holy Mother, who gave birth to the King, who rukes heaven and earth forever." (from the entrance antiphon for the Feast of Mary Mother of God) Mary
8/1/18 "Arise, shine out, Jerusalem, for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising on you" Isaiah 60 Revelation of truth
15/1/18 "Your body, you know, is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you since you have received him from God" 1 Corinthans 6 Peace
22/1/18 "Remember your mecry, Lord, and the love you have shown from of old" Psalm 25 Christian Unity
29/1/18 "Come let us adore and fall down: and weep before the Lord that made us" Psalm 95:6 Racial Justice
5/2/18 "I am the light of the world, says the Lord; anyone who follows me will have the light of life" John 8 (from Alleluia) Light of the World
12/2/18 "Whatever you eat, whatever you drink, whatever you do at all, do it for the glory of God" 1 Corinthians 10             

Lent (Ash Wednesday this Week)

Week Commencing Quote                                                                                                                       Related Theme
19/2/18 "The Lord is good and upright, He guides the humble in the right path, he teaches his way to the poor" Psalm 25 Lent: Our call to serve the sick
26/2/18 "This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him" Mark 9 Lent: Unemployment
5/3/18 "God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength" 1 Corinthians 1 Lent: Women
12/3/18 "We are God's work of art, created in Chrsit Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it" Ephesians 2 Lent: Workers
19/3/18 "Unless a wheat grain falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain" John 12 Lent: Preparation
26/3/18 "Blessed is he who comes in the name of Lord, Hosanna in the highest" John 12 Lent: New life
  EASTER HOLIDAYS  
Week Commencing Quote                                                                                                                Related             Theme             
16/4/18 "The Good Shepherd has risen, who laid down his life for his sheep and willingly died for his sheep, alleluia!" Fairtrade
23/4/18 "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his love has no end." Psalm 117 (118) Mental Health
30/4/18 "Make your home in me, as I make mine in you" John 15 Men
8/5/18 "A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends" John 15:9-17 God's Love
14/5/18 "Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience" Ephesians 4:1-13 World Communication
21/5/18 "Receive the Holy Spirit. Those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; those whose sins you retain, they are retained" John 20:23 Compassion
  HALF TERM  

 

Week Commencing Quote                                                                                                                   Theme
4/6/18 "I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live forever" John 6:51 Eucharist
11/6/18 "For we know that when the tent that we live in on earth is folded up, there is a house built by God for us, an everlasting home not made by human hands, in the heavens" 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Love
18/6/18 "We live by faith and not by sight" cf 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 Curiosity
25/6/18 "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church. And the gates of the underworld can never hold out aginst it" Matthew 16 - from Ss Peter & Paul Evangelisation
2/7/18 "Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was: he was rich, but he became poor for your sake" 2 Corinthians Resolve/grit
9/7/18 "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" Matthew 28 MISSION
16/7/18 "The Lord will make us prosper and our earth shall yield its fruit. Justice shall march before him and peace shall follow in his steps" Mark 6 Relaxation

Useful websites resources used in the daily act of worship:

Assemblies - http://www.assemblies.org.uk

Praying Each Day - http://www.prayingeachday.org

Spirit of the Season - http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/SOS/index.shtml

Sacred Space - http://www.sacredspace.ie