This term there are a number of students who will be making their First Communion on Sunday August 20 at 9.30am. They will be attending sessions each Wednesday in helping to prepare for this. We send prayers to each family in their journey to prepare their child making First Communion.
There will be a parent meeting for those involved with First Communion on Monday July 31@ 7pm in the staffroom.
Saints Joachim and Anne
Many of the images of Saint Joachim and Anne, the Mother
of Mary, depict a loving couple.
The couple early became models of Christian marriage.
Anne only, but in the new calendar the two
feasts of the parents of the Blessed Virgin
Mary are celebrated together. According
early writings 170, Joachim was a
prominent and respected man who had no
children. In answer to Anne’s and
Joachim’s prayers, Mary was born and was dedicated to
God at a very early age.
Icon by Maria Diaz, San Francisco
On Saturday 22nd July it was the Feast of St Mary Magdalene. Pope Francis in discussing Saint Mary Magdalene said she became “the apostle of the new and greatest hope.” Her life was changed because she had “seen the Lord...Mary’s experience is an example for us, too.” If we place Jesus at the centre of all that we do, Jesus, who is “is our strength, and our hope,” will change our lives too, Francis said. (General audience, May 2017)