In these unprecedented times, it is impossible for us to physically be together to worship God.
This page a space for us to virtually gather as a faith community. Please visit our Faith Outreach page for resources, activities and prayers created by our children in school.
Weekly Virtual Act of Worship
Click the link below to find our act of worship for the coming week:
Monday 1st March: 2nd Sunday of Lent
In Sunday’s Gospel, we hear a story called the Transfiguration. This is the time when Jesus physically changed and his clothes became a dazzling white. This is important because this moment shows that Jesus was human and God.
The apostles on the mountain with Jesus at that time were changed forever because of this experience.
We all have these ‘transfiguration moments’ in our lives, when something happens that is so powerful and wonderful that we are changed forever. However, like the disciples, we must come back down from the mountain and rejoin our every day lives as changed people.
Can you think of a Transfiguration moment in your life? How did you bring this experience into your every day life?
Mass is streamed each day live on YouTube from St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10am. The channel is called ‘Diocese of Middlesbrough’ and it is a welcome opportunity to pray and reflect during the morning.
As we cannot encounter Jesus in the Eucharist at the moment, we can make a prayer of spiritual communion instead:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
NPCAT Family Prayer
Each week, NPCAT Chaplaincy is posting a prayer resource to explore the Gospel and theme of the Mass of the week. This can be found at https://npcat.org.uk/family-prayer/
Prayer Activities for Home
Below are are a number of prayer activities that we can do at home during this Covid crisis. They are adapted from the Prayer Spaces in Schools website.
Ten:Ten are offering free prayer resources to be used at home during the pandemic. Please click on the link below to access these resources.
Below are 15 prayers from Ten:Ten to be used during school closures – and for school reopenings. They can all be accessed and downloaded in this PowerPoint..