School use a brillant prayer and Relationship and health education resource called tenten they have kindly offered to make assemblies available for you to use at home during this time of school closure. Please click on the date link below to access:
Today, Wedensday 6th January is the feast of the Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men, the completion of the nativity scene.
St Chad's Cathedral will be streaming a live Mass at 9.30am for school age children and families, it will be recorded so you can watch it at any time. The link is below and so is the Gospel reading.
The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew Glory to you, O Lord.
After Jesus had been born at Bethlehem in Judaea during the reign of King Herod, some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. ‘Where is the infant king of the Jews?’ they asked. ‘We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.’ When King Herod heard this he was perturbed, and so was the whole of Jerusalem. He called together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and enquired of them where the Christ was to be born. ‘At Bethlehem in Judaea,’ they told him ‘for this is what the prophet wrote: And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, you are by no means least among the leaders of Judah, for out of you will come a leader who will shepherd my people Israel.’ Then Herod summoned the wise men to see him privately. He asked them the exact date on which the star had appeared, and sent them on to Bethlehem. ‘Go and find out all about the child,’ he said ‘and when you have found him, let me know, so that I too may go and do him homage.’ Having listened to what the king had to say, they set out. And there in front of them was the star they had seen rising; it went forward, and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they saw the child with his mother Mary, and falling to their knees they did him homage. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. But they were warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, and returned to their own country by a different way. The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer ideas to share at home
Please click on the link below which will let you access home prayer ideas to share in January fron tenten resources that we use in school - the children love the school assemblies.
when you walked with us on earth you spread your healing power.
We place in your loving care all who are affected by Coronavirus.
Keep us strong in faith, hope and love.
Bring relief to our sick, console our bereaved, protect those who care for us.
We lift our prayer to you Lord, and trust in your infinite mercy,
as we wait for the daybreak.