Thursday, 13 June 2019

2. Special Character Week 7 2019

Welcome/Malo e Lelei
Sunday 9 June Pentecost
Pentecost always occurs 50 days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven. Because Easter is a moveable feast without a fixed date, and Pentecost depends on the timing of Easter, Pentecost can fall anywhere between May 10 and June 13.  The name of the day itself is derived from the Greek word pentecoste, meaning 50th.  Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus, who were gathered together in the Upper Room.
“A strong, driving wind filled the room where they were gathered, and tongues of fire came to rest on their heads, allowing them to speak in different languages so that they could understand each other.”
The Holy Spirit also gave the apostles the other gifts and fruits necessary to fulfill the great commission - to go out and preach the Gospel to all nations.
On Pentecost Sunday Mass, we celebrated these 19 candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation.🔥Congratulations to these people, thanks to their sponsors and those who organised the Mass. Also a big thank you to Bishop Michael Dooley for your time and energy- a very memorable day for these young people.

WEEK 7   10th – 14th June
10th Mary, Mother of the Church
11th St Barnabas, apostle
Why is Mary called the Mother of the Church?
Pope Paul VI proclaimed Mary “Mother of the Church” in 1964. Church has the characteristics of a mother, insofar as she gives birth to new Christians, this characteristic is derivative from the motherhood of Mary. Mary has not always been called the Mother of the Church, but this title helps Catholics build a stronger relationship to both the Church and Mary.
7th Commandment “You shall not steal” Unfortunately there are many ways to break this commandment such as not paying taxes, charging more for something than we know it is worth, by not doing work we are paid to do, by spending money that was meant for someone else, by getting rich in dishonest way, by lending money and charging very high interest on the loan, and by paying less than what is owed to a worker.  If we reflect deeply, we understand that this commandment urges us to respect others by respecting what belongs to them and not to us.  Damaging things that are for the use of others as well as us breaks this commandment. The environment we live in also falls in this category. Every time these resources are plundered, stolen, or polluted, a serious theft is committed, because the earth’s resources are intended for all of us.Malo 'Aupito/Thank you very muchGod Bless. Tua Misiloi Co DRS

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