Thursday, 9 August 2018

2. Special Character - Week 3 Term 3 2018

Image result for first holy communionSacramental Group.      
For children making their First Holy Communion this term there are two parent meetings scheduled in the staffroom on the 13 and 20 August at 7.00 pm. More information was emailed to parents last week. If you would like your child to be part of this group please contact Nicola Winders. Children need to be from Year 4 and upwards.                               
The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is when we observe as a holy day of obligation. Mass will be held for this celebration August 15 Wednesday, in the Dean O'Reilly lounge at 9.15am.
Here is a youtube clip with more information about the Feast of the Assumption.

15th The Assumption of Mary – New Zealand’s Patron Saint (Holy Day of Obligation)
What is a Holy Day of obligation?
The obligation to participate in the Mass. The obligation to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God. In New Zealand, we now have only two of these additional holy days of obligation apart from Sunday. They are Christmas Day and the feast of the Assumption, August 15. Mary’s assumption into heaven is also the patronal feast of the Catholic people in New Zealand. Having now only two of these additional holy days of obligation might be added reason to celebrate them well. Consequently, from now on they are holy days of obligation whenever they fall, including Saturdays and Mondays.

God Bless 
Nicola Winders
co DRS

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