Catholic Life of the School
10th July 2020 - Praying the Weekly Rosary: The 3rd Joyful Mystery
Mass for Schools
A wonderful opportunity for us to join together will be when Cardinal Vincent Nichols celebrates a Mass in Westminster Cathedral this week for our school communities. This Mass will be celebrated on 18th June at 11:30am and streamed live on the following link - https://www.churchservices.tv/westminster.
Please do try to join the celebration online if possible. We will all be joining in from school. If you are unable to stream at this time, it will be possible to download the Mass and share in the celebration later. The hymn sheet for the Mass is attached below.
Letter from Father Seamus
Month of July: Dedication to the Precious Blood
The month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood.
The Precious Blood which we worship is the Blood which the Savior shed for us on Calvary and reassumed at His glorious Resurrection; it is the Blood which courses through the veins of His risen, glorified, living body at the right hand of God the Father in heaven; it is the Blood made present on our altars by the words of Consecration; it is the Blood which merited sanctifying grace for us and through it washes and beautifies our soul and inaugurates the beginning of eternal life in it.
3rd July - Saint Thomas the Apostle
11th July - Saint Benedict
16th July - Our Lady of Mount Carmel
22nd July - Saint Mary Magdalene
25th July - Saint James the Apostle
CAFOD Children's Weekly Liturgy
Weekly Prayers of Intercession
We pray for people who live in extreme poverty, especially those without access to clean water and soap during the Coronavirus pandemic. May God grant us all the capacity and courage to build a better, more just and equal world where no child goes hungry, and we all have the opportunity to flourish. Lord, in your mercy...
We pray for medical staff, key workers and care workers around the world as they face the immense challenge of the Coronavirus pandemic. May God grant them wisdom, patience and strength as they seek to support and heal others. Lord, in your mercy...
Our School Prayer
Your love is at the centre of everything we do.
May we share your message in our classrooms and in our playground through:
Our learning, playing, actions, thinking and our words.
Let our school be full of happiness and joy.
(written by Blessed Sacrament School chaplaincy team)
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection.
The Year of the Word
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have designated 2020 as The God who Speaks: A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini - Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’. This also commemorates the 1600th anniversary of death of St Jerome, who translated the Bible into Latin. The Year of the Word is a time where we are invited to celebrate, live and share God's word with an emphasis on Matthew's Gospel. Please look out for information during the year to see how we will be doing this at Blessed Sacrament.