Thursday, 20 September 2018

2. Special Character Term 3 Week 9 2018

Faith facts this week:-
18th September 1937, the very first State house was opened. This week, let’s think of all those people who do not have homes in New Zealand. For those forced to live rough and those who struggle to find a home.

God of compassion, Your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable. We pray for those who are homeless and cold especially in the cold weather. We pray for all those suffering and sleeping on the streets, especially for children, who maybe weak and vulnerable. Make a way for them and draw them near, comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship.

Why do priests wear red vestments?
Well, when we celebrate a particular feast day within Ordinary Time the priest wears the colours of that feast.  Red is used on Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Pentecost Sunday, celebrations of the Lord’s Passion and on the feast days of the Apostles and Evangelists and martyr Saints. Friday is the feast day of St Matthew, the apostle and evangelist so look out for red when you are at Mass!

God Bless

Nicola Winders

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