St. Julie's Catholic High School Chaplaincy

Thoughts from the Chaplain

Dec 3, 2014

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014

Wednesday Reflection, Day 3 and Jesus was a migrant!

Today started with our Wednesday Reflection for staff which was led by Mr Alderman.  It included readings, the lighting of one of our Advent candles, a prayer and a psalm.  It was a great way to start the day!

We're onto the third day of our Advent Calendar now and some of you might be wondering why Day 3 wasn't available on the St. Julie's Video Channel.  Well, that's because we're going to use some of the footage form that at our Advent Service next Thursday!  However, if you want a sneak preview, you can find it on this website in the Advent Calendar section.

Today is a day specially put aside to think of migrants and it gives us the chance to reflect on the kind of life that migrants live.  A migrant is someone who moves from one place to another.  It might be from one country to another and some migrants have very positive experiences but others really suffer.  They might have problems finding work and speaking the language.  They might not have been able to bring their families and miss them.   They might miss certain types of food or music or other aspects of culture.  Maybe you could have a few moments thinking about what you'd miss and how hard it would be to live a long way away from your original home!

Catholic Christians should also remember that Jesus was a migrant!  After he was born, King Herod heard about the birth of another 'king' in Bethlehem and Herod decided he needed to get rid of this 'king'.  Herod sent soldiers to kill all the boys under two who lived in Bethlehem.  Imagine the anguish and pain that would have caused those parents.  But Joseph had been warned in a dream to escape to Egypt! So you see Jesus was a migrant.

At lunchtime, we had a great turnout of Y7s at Hymn Club and by the end they had progressed well!  Big shout out and well done to Abbie and Renay (Y8) for volunteering! 

Well done, too, to Mr Blank's Y7 Form who led our assembly this morning!  They sang one of the songs from Shrek with energy and enthusiasm!  I wish I'd had whatever they'd had for breakfast!