Thursday, 19 May 2016

2. Special Character Week 3 Term 2 2016

On Monday 16th May we celebrated
 'Catholic Schools Day' 
with St. Kevin's College at St. Patrick's Basilica at 2pm. It was so uplifting to see the Church just bursting at the seams.  

On Sunday 12th June, children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Term 4 2015 will be taking their next step on their Journey of Faith, receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children will begin their preparation lessons in weeks 5 and 6 of this term. As well as the preparation lessons we will be looking at the lives of some of the Saints. This will help the children when they come to choose a Saint's name for Confirmation. I will be sending home an information card that needs to filled in and returned to me. This is what the information card looks like. These will come home this week. Please return them as soon as possible as these need to be given to Father Wayne in order to check all information is up to date. Thank you.

At  St Patrick’s  Basilica, Oamaru,
on  Sunday  June 12th   2016

Candidate’s Name:  
Name to be taken: 
Candidate’s Age:                       Date of Birth:
Father’s Name:  
Mother’s Maiden Name:   
Where Baptised: 
Candidate’s Parish: 
Sponsor’s Name:   

We will have a practice with Bishop Colin Campbell on Friday 10th June in the Church. Parents are welcome to join us. I will confirm the time nearer the date. After Confirmation we have morning tea in the hall. Each family is asked to bring a plate to share with their family, prayer partners and parishioners who may wish to join us. Parents from the children who were confirmed in 2015 are asked to help with the morning tea. Please let me know if you are able to help.
Mr and Mrs Wylie will be holding the parent meetings on Monday 23rd and Monday 30th May at 7pm at St. Joseph's School. Adrienne Wylie will be available to hold another meeting if this does not suit some parents. Adrienne will be sending a letter home to parents to inform them of these meetings.

On Tuesday 17th May the children who are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation had morning tea with their prayer partners. This is a lovely way of involving our parishioners and working together as a Catholic community.  A big thank you to Mrs Jocelyn Marsh and Mrs Adrienne Wylie who supplied the morning tea for our Prayer Partners.
Here are some lovely photos of the children with their prayer partners.

Take Care and God Bless
Ann Dooley/Co. DRS (Director of Religious Studies)

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