Thursday, 12 November 2020

2. Special Character Week 5 Term 4 2020

 WELCOME TO WEEK 5

Faith Facts: Week 5 9th - 13th Nov

10th St Leo the Great
11th St Martin of Tours
11th Armistice or Remembrance Day
Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice and the end of WWI
12th St Josaphat
15th Nov World Day of Poor

Pope Francis releases his message for the Fourth World Day of the Poor, observed on 15 November. The Pope calls on people to keep their gaze fixed on the poor, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and warns against succumbing to a “whirlwind of indifference.”

The theme for the Fourth World Day of the Poor is “Stretch forth your hand to the poor,” taken from the book of Sirach. “Generosity that supports the weak, consoles the afflicted, relieves suffering and restores dignity to those stripped of it, is a condition for a fully human life,” Pope Francis says.

Special Character Focus

Religious Education: Our children are continue learning about 'Communion of Saints-Te Kotahitanga O Te Hunga Tapu. Please go to this link  to help you support your child/children during our teaching of this strand. parents-communion of saints 

Recognising Mary's special closeness to God we ask her to pray for us:

"Hail Mary, Full of grace,
The Lord is with you,
Blessed are you among women,
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

School and Family Mass- 
Presenting the Mass and Gospel is a service opportunity and Ministry for our children in spreading God’s word. Our children are proud of themselves every week either through singing, videoing and acting the gospel. It is a privilege for our children to serve and present the word of God. You are welcome to join us for Mass at 9:15 am on Thursday in the Basilica. 

Thank you to Kereru Year 1/2- Misiloi's class for the presentation of the gospel at Mass last Thursday. Today the Mass and Gospel presentation lead by Piwakawaka Year 7  Mrs Herbst's & Mrs Dooley's class. 
Next Week Thursday Mass will be Year 6 Mrs Streat's class.

Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God,
the constant gladness of being devoted to you,
for it is full and lasting happiness
to serve with constancy
the author of all that is good.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Thank you/Malo Aupito
God Bless
Tua Misiloi Co DRS


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