Weekly Assembly

Week 7

7 - 11 December 2020

Welcome

The SLT or any educator who is conducting the assembly will address the students positively saying good morning to all. One can start this assembly with the sign of the cross: "In the name of the Father, and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen"


Introduction

This time of the year most of us will be wondering about what presents to buy and receive for Christmas. Let us take some time to watch this short film about a particular present.

The Present - Official

Reflective Thought

Maybe some of you can remember that one time when you received an awkward or an unexpected, strange gift and your facial expressions made it obvious that you didn’t like that present. What a long talk followed with grownups reminding us of how rude we were and that we are to thank everyone with a smile, for all sorts of presents we receive. Thanking others is one way of showing respect towards them, towards the time and energy they invested in giving us a thought which they hoped will brighten up our days. When we treasure and make good use of the gifts, we receive instead of faking a smile, we are expressing our gratitude and respect with our actions. We can start by showing gratitude towards a very special present we are receiving constantly -our breath of life. We are to thank God for giving us our own selves and our lives as one big present. May we treasure this present and use it to grow closer to Him, to others and to nature especially during this time of advent.


Prayer

Dear God, we thank you for giving us life even when we think that it is not how we wished or plan it would be, we thank you for who we are. Help us to appreciate the wonder of your work in and with us. We ask you to remind us constantly that we are unique and special in our own different ways and that in your eyes we are perfect. May this thought encourage us to show respect towards all forms of life including our own life, our dignity, our past and our roots on this day and forever. Amen

Download this plan as a PDF document

Growing a Sense of Respect Towards Our Story, Our Ancestors and Our Roots.pdf

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