Monday 26th April 2021 – Crossroads. To celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday and Vocations Sunday, the children learnt through an interactive film that God calls us to make a gift of ourselves at the crossroads of our daily decisions; and that through prayer and silence, we can develop a deeper understanding of God’s plan for our lives. Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me.” John 10: 11 – 18
Monday 19th April 2021 – Breaking Bread. In the Gospel this week, the disciples struggled to believe that Jesus has truly risen from the dead until Jesus ate with them and taught them. Children learnt that Jesus does the same with us in the Mass through the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist!
Jesus said, “Have you anything here to eat?” And they offered Him a piece of grilled fish, which He took and ate before their eyes. Luke 24: 35 – 48
Monday 12th April 2021 – I can’t believe it! It was the first week back after the Easter holidays, and so we caught up with the narrative of the Gospel story. In particular, we found out what happened to Jesus after He rose from the dead! This assembly begins the celebration of Eastertide during which we are called to grow in friendship with Jesus and tell others about the resurrection Jesus said, “Doubt no longer but believe.” John 20:19 – 31
Monday 22nd March 2021 – Meant to be. Jesus says that we will only become the fruitful people we are meant to be if we are prepared to change. Throughout our Lent adventure,
we have been trying to weed out unhelpful habits to make room for others. Inspired by the Gospel and the story, ‘Isabella Is Growing Up’, this assembly described the beauty of that growth.
Monday 15th March 2021 – Half time. God loves us and wants us to live joyfully! Marking both Mothers’ Day and Laetare Sunday, this assembly fell half-way through Lent and celebrated the joy to be found in caring for others. A short film about Gandhi helped children consider the reason for Lenten self-denial and the possibilities this offers them.
Monday 8th March 2021 – Moved to action. Using the dramatic Gospel story of Jesus and the money lenders in the temple, children were encouraged to think about Jesus’ response to injustice and how this can inspire their own responses to injustice in their communities.
Monday 1st March 2021 – Changing Faces. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus is transfigured and revealed as God’s son. This changed Peter’s life: he wanted to participate fully with God’s creative plan!
Monday 22nd February 2021 – Pray, Stop, Go
This assembly introduces the Lent theme and encourages children to make their prayer life
richer, to stop doing some things which in turn will free them to go out to others with acts of
8th February 2021 – Marvellous Mark and the Power of Prayer
Mark tells the story of Jesus curing Simon’s Mother-in-Law, and how quickly news spread
about Jesus the healer – He had the whole town knocking on His door!
1st February 2021 – Marvellous Mark and the Miracle Man
This week, Mark will tell the children all about the wonderful things that Jesus did, His
amazing miracles and healings!
Monday 25 January – Marvellous Mark and the Fishermen
Over the next three weeks, children will interview an animated version of Gospel writer Mark and hear his stories. This week is the story of how Jesus called Simon, Andrew, James and John to leave their fishing nets and follow Him.
Monday 18th January 2021 – Unexpected Play date
Through an unexpected introduction, Andrew became a disciple of Jesus through spending
time at home in conversation with Him, relaxing. Children will learn that to get to know Jesus better they must spend time with Him – through reflection and prayer.
Monday 11th January 2021 – A New Name
In this assembly, children move from thinking about Jesus’ birth at Christmas to His
baptismal ‘rebirth’, which marked the start of His ministry. Jesus was called ‘Son’ by God,
and children will learn that they too can receive a new name: ‘child of God’
Tuesday 5th January 2021 – The Gift of Love
To celebrate Epiphany, children will reflect on the meaning of the gifts given by the wise men and reflect on what they can give to Jesus. Then, they will learn that Jesus Himself is the most perfect gift of love from God to us!