What does it mean to be an “insider” or an “outsider”? (P)
How can you include the most marginalised and forgotten people around you? (S)
KEY: (P) = Primary activity | (S) = Secondary activity
1. Visit the Catholic Mission Website and read about our work in the field. How does the work of Catholic Mission enable people to participate fully in life?
2. Investigate countries in the world where most of the population lives below the poverty line. Where does Timor-Leste figure in this data?
3. Visit the Sport at the Service of Humanity website and learn how this movement began.
1. Unpack the verse in the Scripture Link below. What is it saying?
2. Reflect on a time when you have done what you thought was impossible?
3. Do you offer others the opportunity to participate in activities? Remember: inviting them in may not necessarily mean they are included.
1. Plan for ways that your peers can participate in all areas of school life. E.g. contributing to the newsletter.
2. Design a 'Participation' symbol that could be used in your school to encourage others to get involved.
3. Plan your Socktober Event Day and ensure that everyone participates in the planning and the day.
1 Corinthians 12:12
“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.”
In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul compares the Church to a body, with each believer being a unique part of that body. He emphasises that all members, though different, are interconnected and should work together for the common good. This passage teaches the importance of unity and cooperation within the Christian community, highlighting that every individual's unique gifts and talents contribute to the overall health and functioning of the Church.
Catholic Social Teaching
1. 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.
2. Human Dignity - God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.
3. 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.
Additional Activities: primary
📚 READ...Mission Today (2023 Autumn/Winter, p. 13). How do the Salesian Sisters participate in the lives of the Timor-Leste people?
...and be inspired!
- The Rio 2016 Paralympics trailer, ‘We’re the Superhumans’. How could you use the phrase, ‘Yes I Can’ in your everyday?
- This guide to Blind Football from the Paralympic Games. Find out more about this sport. How has the sporting community adapted to accommodate these athletes?
...and be moved!
🎧 LISTEN TO...‘Everything is Awesome’ – Lego Movie. Is it cool when you’re part of a team? What makes it cool?
- Is sport more inclusive in 2023? Interview your peers and family to gain their insights. Write a paragraph to summarise the information you gathered.
- Describe how you feel when you have the opportunity to participate in an activity?
- “It is our choices ... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Albus Dumbledore [Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets, J. K. Rowling, 1999] Why do you agree or disagree with this statement?
...and make an impact!
Additional Activities: secondary
📚 READ...Mission Today (2023 Autumn/Winter, p. 13). How do the Salesian Sisters offer participation to the young girls in the community?
...and be inspired!
🎧 LISTEN TO...The message in Catholic Mission’s video 'Hearts on Fire, Feet on the Move'. How does the work of missionaries allow others to participate fully in life?
- Is sport more inclusive in 2023? Find evidence to support your thinking.
- Name a time when you’ve lived St Francis of Assisi’s words –‘started by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.’ In the quote above, when have you done what you thought was impossible?