Year of St Joseph Afternoon for Families
Families are warmly invited to come together with Bishop John to mark the Year of St Joseph on Sunday 19th September from 2.00pm in St Mirin’s Cathedral Hall.
The event will include an opportunity to reflect in prayer as families in faith and join together for some light refreshments. Fr Jonathan will conclude the gathering with the celebration of Mass in the Cathedral at 4.00pm.
The SCIAF Group will meet for the first time this Session every Wednesday in RE Room 3. This Group will give pupils the opportunity to learn about their World and how they can improve the quality of life for themselves and their fellow humans through out the World. The Group will also focus on the Work of helping our School become a Laudato Si’ Scotland School. The attached powerpoint gives more information.
Ash Wednesday is a time for reflection as we prepare for Easter. This link gives you a short reflection to use on Ash Wednesday which is on 17 February. Put some time aside for some prayer using this link.
2021 What to do for Lent.
Each year 7th February celebrates the life of Sr Rosalie Rendu, a member of the Sisters of St Vincent De Paul. Sr Rosalie was a great help to Frederic Ozanam who set up the tremendous St Vincent de Paul Society which is so well known for its great work for the poor. In 2003 Pope John Paul declared her Blessed Rosalie Rendu and the cause for her canonisation continues.
Blessed Rosalie is a fine example to all of us for her prayer life, her self-sacrificing life style and her generous work for the poor. The Daughters of St Vincent de Paul pray that her final stage to sainthood will come soon.
The attached powerpoint tells of Blessed Rosalie. We will soon be starting Lent and the Church encourages us to pray, to make sacrifices and to give alms, all of which we can see inspiration in the life of Blessed Rosalie. This week on the Teams/Google Platform for each RE Class, the pupils will be encouraged to put some quiet time aside to view this powerpoint, spend some time reflecting on the example of Blessed Rosalie and to plan out ‘what they are doing for Lent’.
Sr Rosalie Rendu
So far we have looked at the harm which poverty causes in people’s lives. We have looked at some of the causes such as natural disasters and war. This week we look at an on-going injustice which prevents people from breaking away from poverty. This is unfair trade and it is something from which we all benefit at the expense of others but we can do something about it.
Watch our over the next month or so for much puplicity on this in ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’.
The work is to be completed for Wednesday 8 February 2021.
Poverty unit Lesson 4
Last lesson, we looked at Abraham, the Founder of Judaism, and the great promises which God made to him and to the people. This week we examine the Torah. The Torah is the Jewish Law and each Jew will try to live his/her life according to the Torah. However, not only is the Law respected but the actual scrolls on which the Torah is written is treated with the greatest respect.
Lesson 2 Intro to the Torah
Judaism Lesson 2 Introduction to the Torah
It is always good to make time to pray and while we cannot physically meet in churches with other people we can pray on our own or with our families. The ‘Let Us Pray’ Podcast provides great inspirations for our prayers and can be used daily. Try it on your own or with your family – the link is given below.
This week we examine what the Bible tells us about evil in our World.
S4 Religious Education Our World Lesson 3
Poverty and War. In what ways is war a major cause of poverty in certain parts of the World?
S3 Poverty unit lesson 3
In the continuing story of God’s Covenant and promises to the People of Israel we are looking at the great act of saving when God used Moses to lead his people out of Egypt.
Read Pages 19-20 and complete the Assignments of Page 20.
S2 Unit 2 The People of God 2020 – Copy