Faith Love and Respect

Catherine McAuley Hub Chaplaincy

Week 12 – 2023/24

Day 1 – Head

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

During this week of Advent we think about peace. Our world is in desperate need for peace to end the suffering of all those affected by war, conflict and violence.

Today we are going to look at a piece of scripture from St Pauls letters were he tells the Corinthians an important message about Jesus the king of peace.

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ; rich as he was, he made himself poor for your sake, in order to make you rich by means of his poverty.

2 Corinthians 8:9

The Corinthians were a very dysfunctional part of the early Church. They had many issues arise after St Paul founded the Church at Corinth, such as disunity, immorality and false teachings. this is why St Paul wrote to them to try to set them straight and to help the people pastorally. ” 2 Corinthians has some of the most passionate and heartfelt letters St Paul wrote.

This week of peace we think about the peace Jesus gives us. Like the scripture says Jesus made himself poor for us. He came down to bring us all peace and to lift us up with his grace.

Take a moment to think about when have you felt at peace? When was the last time you just stopped everything and was at peace? How can we bring peace into our lives during this Advent time?

One way we can bring peace into our lives is through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. On the Thursday the 14th of December we will have the opportunity for people to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. If people in your form wish to attend please click the link below and fill out the form attached.

https://forms.gle/EaTQXwzf1DsVMTCt9

We now thank God for the peace he bring to us as,

We pray together:

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Day 2 – Heart

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

Lets recap yesterdays scripture!

  • What did Jesus make himself?
  • Who was the letter that the scripture was from addressed to?
  • Why did St Paul write the letter?

As we mentioned yesterday this week we are focusing on Peace. Today we are going to take a moment to be at peace and have a time of meditation.

Once you have finished the meditation take with you the peace you have been given.

King of Peace bring us today your love and guidance. We invite your grace into our lives and we pray we are able to live out your mission on earth. Amen

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Day 3 – Hands

We begin our prayer today with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit, Amen.

In our world today there are many different conflicts and violence taking place. The most well knowns ones being in Ukraine and Palestine, but they are not the only places of violence and war.

As a form use this link to discover more about the current conflicts and unrest in our world

https://www.cfr.org/global-conflict-tracker

Our world is so full of unrest, violence and suffering. So this Christmas time lets be the peace each other needs.

We ask our father to watch over our lives and bring us peace as we say:

Our Father, Who art in heaven, 
Hallowed be Thy Name. 
Thy Kingdom come. 
Thy Will be done, 
on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread. 
And forgive us our trespasses, 
as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
And lead us not into temptation, 
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

We end our prayer with the Sign of the Cross. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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  • When 8L2 feel at peace
    – At home because there is nothing to do and I can relax
    – In my bed because I can sleep and be at peace

  • Ways in which we can bring peace to our lives: we can pray, go to church every Sunday (or whenever we can). We can forgive those who have wronged us, and show kindness to everyone around us. It is also importance to have a reasonable balance between work and freedom. We could also donate to charity, particularly our food bank donations.

  • This was really inspirational as it said we should all be together and that Jesus came to earth to bring us peace and happiness

  • We believe that conflict is wrong and we should work towards peace. As a form we are against violence and strive to love and respect each other. 🙂

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