CATHOLIC LIFE

Below are a range of resources to use in TCT with form groups.

The resources have been divided into the categories: WATCH & READ.

WATCH contains short video reflections. READ has similar resources but in a format to be read by a member of the class.


WATCH

MORE VIDEOS & PLAYLISTS AT YOUTUBE.COM/THECHAPLAINCY
LIVE STREAM LITURGIES & ASSEMBLIES AT YOUTUBE.COM/THECHAPLAINCY/LIVE


READ


OTHER RESOURCES

Meditation | The Examen

At the end of the day, a week, or a half term it is recommended to do an Examen. This is a prayerful reflection of the day, that helps us to grow in gratefulness and learn from the moments that challenge us. You can listen to a version of an Examen Prayer below:

EXAMEN 1 (9min) | EXAMEN 2 (9min)

Examen prayers are usually prayed at the end of the day. At other times, pupils should be guided to think back over the day before, the past week or another short period of time.


Other Prayers

Common Catholic Prayers | Prayer & Worship Policy

*Please note that if using other resources or a more spontaneous approach to prayer, the School Resource should still be read and a whole-school focus incorporated into the prayer time regularly.

Thank you for your support of the Catholic Life of the School

#RedWednesday 22nd November

Red is the Christian colour of martyrdom. Christians are the most persecuted faith group in today’s world and #RedWednesday will honour all Christians who suffer and die for their faithfulness to Christ’s message of peace and love. #RedWednesday will shine a light on Christian persecution but also highlight the injustices perpetrated against other faith groups.

JOA will be holding #RedWednesday on Wednesday 22nd November to support the work of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). ACN are an organisation who work for the rights of those persecuted for their faith around the world.

On Wednesday 22nd November, we are asking that pupils donate 50p (via ParentPay) to support the work of ACN, whilst also wearing an item of red clothing in solidarity with those affected by religious persecution. There will also be student led lessons and reflections taking place in RE lessons and in the Chapel.

Sixth Form Ski Trip – February 2017

This February half-term 24 Sixth Form students, accompanied by 3 members of staff, skied in the Italian resort of Courmayeur. With plenty of snowfall in the weeks leading up to the trip, we were blessed with blue skies and sunshine for the majority of the trip. A fantastic time was had by all with lots of falls, laughter and progress made by all.

It is hoped that February 2018 will see a similar trip go ahead. Watch this space!

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Mala PictureOn Friday 27th January, some Y13 and Y9 students were lucky enough to listen to a live webcast from Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich. This was an event in which over 500 schools were involved, not just in the UK, but globally. Mala told the emotive story of her life in the Jewish Ghetto and later in two different concentration camps. The students found the experience very moving, especially the story she told of her cousin who went missing and Mala never found out what happened to her. Y9 ended the session by saying their main message to others is for everyone to appreciate how serious the Holocaust was and how it should be remembered today.

Christmas Jumper Day update

Thank you to everyone who supported 13 Theresa and Udayan by taking part in last Friday’s Christmas Jumper day.  We raised £423!

Pictures of our winners can be found below:

https://drive.google.com/a/joa.herts.sch.uk/file/d/0B-MUsT3UbT8Zbk44ZTFSdDZUOUU/view?usp=sharing

Most festive forms: 7 Bede and 8 Ward

Individual winners: Year 7: Charlie Baird 7 Clare and Jenna Campbell 7 More

Year 8: Harry McVeigh 8 Bede and Freya Trendell 8 Frances

AND.…Mr Dwamena and Miss Fouhy – joint staff winners!

Thank you all! Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 from 13 Theresa