Thursday, 24 October 2019

2. Special Character Week 2 Term 4 2019

Welcome and Malo e Lelei

This week special dates:
22nd St John Paul II
23rd St John Capistrano


In Religious Education we are learning about Communion of Saints. This week is only the 5th year that we have celebrated the feast day of St John Paul the second. 


Here are some of his inspirational quotes from the great man.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity. Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch. A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use. The worst prison would be a closed heart. As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Do not be afraid to take a chance on peace, to teach peace, to live peace…Peace will be the last word of history.
Pope John Paul II wearing a Maori feather cloak during his visit to the Auckland Domain.
CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME
Household Cleaners: Use sparingly: Dishwasher powder,  shower and toilet cleaner, bleaches, aerosol, fly/insect sprays etc.  Do we really need that ‘toilet duck’, air freshener etc. We are highly dependent on pre-prepared products, but often forget the hidden dangers of daily use.   Air fresheners (containing synthetic chemicals, many classified as toxic to the immune system), are extremely common, so using them should be helpful, not harmful.
DIY general purpose cleaner: White vinegar, Baking Soda, Water, in a spray container. 
DIY air freshener: spray bottle, one cup of water – add approx. 10.-12 drops of your favourite essential oil (not synthetic oil) – shake the mixture and use. More tips here: www.thehealthyhousehold.com/toxic-chemicals-air-fresheners/ 
Living our lives with love – together we make the difference.
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urges us to: Live Simply  “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through little daily actions.”—Laudato Si’ 211

Spiritual Reading

'Many cry to God, but not with the voice of the soul, but with the voice of the body; only the cry of the heart, of the soul, reaches God.'
Thank you. God Bless
Tua Misiloi Co DRS

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