Jesus was a teacher who helped his followers to understand what God has called them to do and how we should live our lives. Each of us is called to be like Jesus and to teach others so we can help to build the Kingdom of God here on earth. When we teach and support others we
are doing Christ’s work.

Day 1 – Start with scripture

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Have a read of this scripture passage. Think about what Jesus is telling us to do.

A Reading from the Holy Gospel According to Mark
R. Glory to You O Lord

A Prophet without Honour

And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?   Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.  And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.”  And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them.  And he marvelled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

The Gospel of the Lord
R. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ

Mark 6:1-6

Spend some time in pairs or threes and talk about the question below. When you’re finished share them with the whole form and see where the dialogue takes you.

Discussion Question:

Imagine being good at something, but the people who know you best don’t believe in you. How would that make you feel?

The passage says the people were “astonished” by Jesus. What does that tell you about his teachings or miracles?

Jesus is described as being “wise” and doing “mighty works.” What qualities do you think make a good teacher, both in school and outside of it?

Click below to “Add Comment” and capture some of what has been said in your form for others to see.

We end with a prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Thank you that you promise us that when two or more come together in Your name You are with us. Thank you Lord that you have been with us throughout our time this morning.

Inspire us as we leave this place to love and serve You always. Amen. 

Day 2 – Catholic Social Teaching

Today we are going to take a moment to reflect on the 7 Catholic Social Teaching points we have been learning about this past term.

Let’s take a moment to enter into God’s presence as we make the Sign of the Cross together…

Lord, we want to take a moment to express our thanks for the gift of Catholic Social Teaching. This rich tapestry of wisdom, woven from scripture and tradition, offers a powerful lens through which we view the world and act with compassion.

This past term we have learnt about Dignity, Solidarity, the Common Good, the Preferential Option for the Poor, Care of Creation, Call to Family, Community, and Participation and Dignity and Rights of Workers.

We have learnt to understand complex issues and work towards a more just world. For this gift, and the ongoing inspiration it provides, we give you thanks O Lord. Help us remember all we’ve learnt and put it into action to build a more just world.

Amen

Day 3 -Hit the Headlines

We start with the Sign of the Cross…

Today we are going to create our own ‘Headlines’! This year has been a journey of discovery. To celebrate all we’ve accomplished, let’s share some of our favourite learning moments of what we have been taught in school. Whether it was a mind-blowing fact, a challenging skill mastered, or a new perspective gained, let’s share with each other some of our learning adventures this past year.

Drop some comments into the box below and share with the school community some of the discussion points.

We end with a prayer of thanksgiving:

Dear Lord,

As we reflect on this school year, we lift our hearts in gratitude for all we’ve been able to learn. Thank you for the gift of knowledge, for the opportunity to explore new subjects, and for the challenges that helped us grow.

We thank you for our teachers, who have guided us with patience and wisdom. We appreciate their dedication to sparking our curiosity and helping us see the world in new ways.

Bless us as we carry these lessons forward. May we continue to seek knowledge with a curious mind and use it to make a positive impact on the world.

Amen