Mission Pack 4
Living Mission

“I am a mission on this earth: that is the reason why
I am here in this world.” Pope Francis, 2019

1. Take a virtual tour of Thailand – find the capital. 

2. What do you think it means to live mission? Compare your ideas with a peer.

3. Read about Sister Chalaad at the Good Shepherd Sisters' Kindergarten. How does she live mission in her work and life?

4. Watch the 360 VR video of the children praying at the Good Shepherd Sisters' Kindergarten. What might they be praying for?

1. Read Matthew 28:16-20. What were the disciples asked to do? What does that mean for each of us in our everyday life?

2. Think about a person in your life who best exemplifies ‘living mission’. What are their qualities and actions that represent this?

3. The 200th year of Catholic Schooling in Australia coincides with the Year of St Joseph. Find out how St Mary MacKillop lived mission in her ministry with the Sisters of St Joseph.

1. Learn a new soccer skill.  This week: juggling. 

2. Former Socceroo Craig Foster uses his platform and profile to advocate for people in need. How does this relate to Sport at the Service of Humanity?

3. Think of one way in which you lived mission today. Post this on your Socktober Star page. 

KEY: = Goals for this Mission Pack

Scripture Reflection:

Matthew 10:1-14

“As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near."

This gospel is known as “The Call of the Disciples”. Jesus called his disciples, and they just followed their hearts to see where he might lead them. It’s that simple! Each Christian is called, every person who has been baptised has this mission and this calling, actively to share their faith with others.

Catholic Social Teachings

1. Participation and Subsidiarity - God made us to be part of communities, families and countries, so all people can share and help each other. No one community should have dominance over another or interfere in their lives.

2. Dignity of the Human Person - God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.

3. Common Good - A true community is one where the common good is reached when we work together to befter the wellbeing of all people in our community and the wider world.

        

Additional Activities

Primary

  • “There is no moment in our day when we aren’t on mission. There isn’t a place we aren’t called to be witnesses. There aren’t a limited number of ways to show and share the love of Jesus!” – Ed Stetzer. Choose the key words from this statement and use Wordle to create a visual to display these words.
  • Research Pauline Jaricot, founder of Catholic Mission. What was her model of fundraising for mission? How does this relate to your fundraising through Socktober?
  • Modern Mission – What were people such as Pauline Jaricot, Mother Teresa, St Mary MacKillop, Catherine McAuley, St Francis of Assisi, and Edmund Rice passionate about?
  • There are some 21st century young people of passion including Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousefzai, Nic Marchesi & Lucas Patchett (Orange Sky Laundry), Jaylen Arnold, Marli Dias, Isra Hirsi, Sophie Cruz, Grace Tame, Param Jagi & Abigail Lupi. Compare the mission of a past and present example, e.g., Mother Teresa and Sophie Cruz. What was their passion? How would you describe the ways they were/are ‘living mission’? What are you passionate about? How are you living mission in the everyday?
  • Choose one quote from Matthew 25:34-36 (e.g. "When I was a stranger, you welcomed me"), reflect on the responsibilities Christians have to respect basic human rights, and create a visual representation (e.g. photostory, poster, Blabberise, storyjumper).
  • Use the Frayer Concept Model to explore a definition of ‘Living Mission’.
  • Explore stories and publications from Catholic Mission, to find evidence of people Living Mission.
  • Create a collage using visuals and words to illustrate the actions that members of your family/community can undertake in Living Mission.
  • What is your school’s mission statement? What words and concepts are included? What would you add to this statement, and why?

Secondary

  • Identify someone who is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander living mission today. E.g., Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr, Adam Goodes, Kyah Simon. Write about why this person has chosen to pursue their specific career and passion.
  • Sustainable Development Goal 10 focuses on reducing inequality within and among countries. Find out the different level of income disparity within Thailand itself including the urban and rural areas. How are the Sisters of the Good Shepherd living mission and addressing this goal, through the work they do?
  • Research a high-profile, passionate young person in the 21st century, like Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousefzai, Nic Marchesi & Lucas Patchett, Jaylen Arnold, Marli Dias, Isra Hirsi, Sophie Cruz, Grace Tame, Param Jagi & Abigail Lupi. What is their passion? How would you describe them ‘living mission’? What are you passionate about? How are you living mission in the everyday?
  • Read about the life of Sr Chalaad from the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Bangkok. Use your favourite form of media to present how Sr Chalaad lives mission.
  • Write about someone you know personally who is living mission in the everyday. This could be a family member, teacher, next door neighbour, or a friend. What are the qualities of this person that enable them to live mission?
  • What is your school’s mission statement? What words and concepts are included? What would you add to this statement, and why?
  • Research Pauline Jaricot, founder of Catholic Mission. What was her model of fundraising for mission? How does this relate to your fundraising through Socktober?

ā™Ŗ Sounds of Socktober ā™«

Recommended tracks to listen to in class or at home this week:

  • 'The Summons' – John Bell
  • 'The Cure' – Unspoken
  • 'Called' – David Haas
  • 'Joy' – for KING & COUNTRY
  • 'Image of God' – We Are Messengers
  • 'Man in the Mirror' – Michael Jackson
  • 'From Liftle Things Big Things Grow' – Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody
  • 'Lovely Day' - Bill Withers 
  • 'Happy' - Pharrell Wiliams

Additional Resources

šŸ… YouthQuake – Tom Adams
šŸ… Find Our Heart: A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians – Thomas Mayor
šŸ… Good Selfie – Turia Pitt
šŸ…Ÿ The Lady in the Box – Ann McGovern
šŸ…Ÿ The Can Man – Laura E. Williams
šŸ…Ÿ We All Sing with the Same Voice – J. Philip Miller and Shep Greene
šŸ…¢ Loser – Jerry Spinelli
šŸ…¢ It’s Your World – Chelsea Clinton
šŸ…¢ I am Malala – Malala Yousefzai

Key: šŸ… All | šŸ…Ÿ Primary | šŸ…¢ Secondary