Thursday, 17 August 2017

2. Special Character Week 4, Term 3 2017

First Holy Communion
St Joseph's School together with the Parish wish every blessing on students making their First Holy Communion this Sunday.
Willow, Chloe, Cushla. Lachlan, Lewis, 
Eva, Lilly, Eva, IvyBelle, Jack, Alexie,
Andrew, Thomas and Michael.  

Faith Facts
This week is Social Justice Week. The theme is ‘Weaving Bonds of Belonging - Knowing our Neighbours”.  Pope Francis when addressing poor communities in Central Africa (2015) said that these poor communities weave bonds of belonging and togetherness which convert [the experience of poverty] into an experience of community. We are called to do the same. Take a look at what social justice is all about at this link.

The Catholic Church assigns one date out of the year for each and every canonized saint — known as the saint’s feast day. The saints are remembered on their individual feast days with special mention, prayers, and possibly a scripture reading.
The 15th of August is the feast of the Assumption of Mary. Mary is the Patron saint of Aotearoa New Zealand.
God Bless
Nicola Winders

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