w/c 04 May 2020
This week is Vocation Sunday, and the Gospel is Jesus’ teaching about living ‘life to the full’. This assembly shares insights from people with various vocations to inspire children to feel fulfilled in what they do both now and in the future, as well as offering an opportunity to pray for priests and those in the religious life.
“I have come that you may have life, life to the full.” John 10: 1-10
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will understand that:
- Everyone has a vocation. Sometimes they are specific, sometimes they are more general.
- Our common vocation is to love God and love others, which people of any age can do!
- Engage with the films and answer questions.
- Spend time in prayer and reflection.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading (for reference only).
- Prepare a personal example of a childhood ambition (Slide 3).
- Traditional: "Because the Lord is my Shepherd" (Christopher Walker) or any familiar setting of Psalm 23
- Contemporary: "Never Walk Alone" (Rend Collective)
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How is the Online Presentation different from PowerPoint?
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- You need an internet connection to view the Online Presentation.
- The films do not play WITHIN the presentation. Instead a new tab opens taking you to the film page. After the film has finished, return to the original tab and make the presentation full-size again.
- Depending on your browser and computer figuration, reflective music may not be available to you.
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