A sense of Calling

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2. At our baptism we’re anointed for a very special mission. Ask whether children have been to a baptism or christening beforeAt our baptism we’re anointed for a very special mission. Ask whether children have been to a baptism or christening before

3. The priest uses water to baptise us and a special oil called Chrism to anoint us. The name Christos in Greek means the Anointed one. And this was how the Jews viewed the Messiah – that he would be the Anointed One. He was anointed for a very special mission. Chrism oil is used for anointing in baptism, confirmation and also at ordination.The priest uses water to baptise us and a special oil called Chrism to anoint us. The name Christos in Greek means the Anointed one. And this was how the Jews viewed the Messiah – that he would be the Anointed One. He was anointed for a very special mission. Chrism oil is used for anointing in baptism, confirmation and also at ordination.

4. At Baptism We are called by name by God Vocation We are anointed for a mission The same mission as Jesus To bring God’s Love and Justice and Peace to the World What does God give us so that we can do this? What happens at baptism? We are called by name, by God. That’s all the word ‘vocation’ means – a call from God. We are anointed for a mission – the same one that Jesus had. Discuss what that was. Discuss what God gives us to help us succeed in our mission What happens at baptism? We are called by name, by God. That’s all the word ‘vocation’ means – a call from God. We are anointed for a mission – the same one that Jesus had. Discuss what that was. Discuss what God gives us to help us succeed in our mission

5. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit fills us with power so that we can do what God is calling us to do We are all called to do different things No one is any more or less important to God The Holy Spirit! Liturgy idea: Sing ‘I will be with you’, by Gerald Markland. Read aloud Matthew 28(19-20). Ask the children to think about what God is calling them to be. Follow with the prayer ‘Some definite service’ overleaf.The Holy Spirit! Liturgy idea: Sing ‘I will be with you’, by Gerald Markland. Read aloud Matthew 28(19-20). Ask the children to think about what God is calling them to be. Follow with the prayer ‘Some definite service’ overleaf.

6. “Some Definite Service” after John Henry Newman Discuss the prayer Discuss the prayer

7. Activity: Get class to call out: What are the segments? Who are the people? Names or roles, locally, nationally and internationallyActivity: Get class to call out: What are the segments? Who are the people? Names or roles, locally, nationally and internationally

8. How do we live out God’s Mission? Discuss this with the children Activity: Get the class to write down as many examples of each as possible of how each group lives out God’s mission (ie what is reflected in the work they do?) within a given time frame (up to 5 mins)Discuss this with the children Activity: Get the class to write down as many examples of each as possible of how each group lives out God’s mission (ie what is reflected in the work they do?) within a given time frame (up to 5 mins)

9. For example …. What does a parent do in a typical day? Will they be bored or exhausted?!For example …. What does a parent do in a typical day? Will they be bored or exhausted?!

10. For example …. What does a priest do in a typical day? Will he be bored or exhausted?!For example …. What does a priest do in a typical day? Will he be bored or exhausted?!

11. Nelson Mandela 1994, Inaugural Speech Talk about Nelson Mandela, and how he lived out his mission in apartheid South AfricaTalk about Nelson Mandela, and how he lived out his mission in apartheid South Africa

12. Jesus’ mission is all about service. Ask who is having his feet washed. How do we know? Picture is here to remind us all vocations are about serving.Jesus’ mission is all about service. Ask who is having his feet washed. How do we know? Picture is here to remind us all vocations are about serving.

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