Thursday 26 November 2015

2. Special Character - Term 4 Week 7 2015

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The Jesse Tree
On Sunday 29th November, 20 of our children will receive the 'Sacrament of Reconciliation' for the first time. This is the next step on their 'Faith Journey'. In Term 2 next year the children will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and in Term 3 they will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.. We thank Mr and Mrs Wylie for preparing and supporting the parents and the Prayer Partners for supporting the children. Parish, Home and School, we are all in this together.

First Sunday of Advent/Sunday 29th November 2015

A Jesse tree represents the family tree of Jesus Christ. Each ornament represents a story from the Bible that tells about God's people before Jesus was born. 
The tradition of the Jesse tree dates back to the middle ages. the name 'Jesse tree' comes from Isaiah 11:1, "Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse and a branch from the roots will bear fruit. Jesse is the father of King David. The Saviour was to come from David's family line.
Each day at Koutuitui the Special Character leaders will share some of these stories with the school. The Jesse Tree will also be part of the children's Religious Education over the next few weeks.
Take Care and God Bless
Ann Dooley/CO.DRS

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