St Francis of Assisi Hub Celebration Mass!

We in Year 6 set off on the morning of Friday 21st June to Our Lady and St Patrick’s Church to celebrate St Francis of Assisi hub. We (Blessed Robert Widmerpool) were joined by Our Lady and St Edwards, St Edmund Campion, St Patricks and Becket School. It was great to meet other schools from our hub and we hoped they had a brilliant time like we did! All the schools were asked to bring something that shows discipleship, we brought a cross with prayers from the whole school, written on ribbons.

Father Wilford and Father Micheal lead us through Mass with schools leading us through different parts. we here at Blessed Robert read the Gospel Reflection. We looked at how we are going to be disciples in the world today. We set you the challenge of how can you be a disciple today. The Gospel at Mass was Luke 5: 1-11 If you would like to reflect on the Gospel we have put it below.

Jesus Calls the First Disciples. One day Jesus was standing on the shore of Lake Gennesaret while the people pushed their way up to him to listen to the word of God. He saw two boats pulled up on the beach; the fishermen had left them and were washing the nets. Jesus got into one of the boats—it belonged to Simon—and asked him to push off a little from the shore. Jesus sat in the boat and taught the crowd. When he finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Push the boat out further to the deep water, and you and your partners let down your nets for a catch.” “Master,” Simon answered, “we worked hard all night long and caught nothing. But if you say so, I will let down the nets.” They let them down and caught such a large number of fish that the nets were about to break. So they motioned to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. They came and filled both boats so full of fish that the boats were about to sink. When Simon Peter saw what had happened, he fell on his knees before Jesus and said, “Go away from me, Lord! I am a sinful man!” He and the others with him were all amazed at the large number of fish they had caught. The same was true of Simon’s partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee. Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” They pulled the boats up on the beach, left everything, and followed Jesus.

All the schools lead different roles which made the Mass really engaging and fun we loved hearing all the different prayers and reflections about how we are called by Christ to be disciples!

We would love to know if you your thoughts about being called to be disciples please let us know in the comments how you will be a disciple! If you were one of the schools at the Mass let us know your thoughts!

Kian and Abram

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