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What Everybody Needs
w/c 19 November 2018
Different people have different needs and the needs of disabled people are not always well understood. Sometimes, we can be shy of asking directly what others want. The ‘blind man’ in Monday’s Gospel had no shyness in asking Jesus for help and Jesus responds in a most direct way, saying, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ In this assembly, which prepares children for the International Day of Disabled People (UNICEF), children will learn how to follow the example of Jesus by learning what we can do to help others.
“And Jesus stopped and asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” Luke 18:35-43
(taken from the Gospel for Monday this week)
Key Point/Learning Objective:
Children will learn that:
- That disabled people may have different needs.
- That we can only know these needs by asking and listening to them.
- Pupils will be able to interpret the needs of others through the illustrations provided.
- Pupils will engage in a time of prayer for their needs and the needs of others.
- Appendix 1 – Story Text for three child readers
- Appendix 2 – Gospel Reading for two children and Assembly Leader to read.
Choose three pupils to read out one story each in Appendix 1 and two pupils to read the parts of Jesus and the Blind Man in Appendix 2.
- Traditional: "O God, You Search Me" by Bernadette Farrell
- Contemporary: "I Am Wonderfully Made" by Danielle Rose
Marie Christine Ginty