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     "COME AWAY AND REST WITH ME AWHILE...."

 

   A GENTLE, REFLECTIVE DAY OF CELEBRATION,

         REFRESHMENT AND RENEWAL PRIOR TO

              BEGINNING THE SUMMER HOLIDAY

 

09.00  Arrivals, tea/coffee available

 

09.30  Welcome, introductions, outline of the day

          and opening liturgy (The liturgy would be

          reflective in nature using a number of

          symbols and be very inclusive).

 

09.45  Presenting a Picture of Christ to catch the

           imagination - celebrating all we do as a

          distinctive school, and the contribution of

          each individual (a non threatening

          opportunity for humour, personal, group  

          reflection and creative activity).

 

10.30  Coffee

 

11.00  Who Do You Say I Am? - The Roots and     

          Fruits of our school.....

          (A clarification of the mission of the school in

          light of the 'debate' on Faith school. The

          activity would result in a huge 'tree' being

          created on the floor - the fruits being all the

          strengths of the school; the roots being our

          Catholic beliefs)

 

12.30  Lunch

 

13.30  Either:

 

           Nurturing Human Wholeness in our

           Distinctive Catholic Tradition: Statements

           to Live By. A brief introduction to this highly

           practical, now complete resource with Acts

           of Worship, circle times, links to SEAL,

           CAFOD, Parables, Citizenship, etc, etc (Copy

           of CD holding all material, enabling

           colleagues to make use of it in the Autumn)

 

 

           Or

 

 

              Be still and know that I am God. A time of

           structured stillness and silence: for personal

           reflection within an experience of prayer

           journaling, visual stimulus, concluding with

           paired discussion and feedback.

 

14.30  Personal space and tea

 

14.45  Sending Forth: a closing liturgy 'collecting'

           the symbols from the morning session.

 

15.15  Departure