Week 4: 24th – 28th May (White until Monday, Tuesday change to Green)
23rd Pentecost Sunday
24th Mary Mother of the Church
26th St Philip Neri
Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church!
Because you are part of the body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church's birthday, and yours as well. And like any birthday, it's a cause for celebration.
Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their ministry to make disciples of all nations.
The Easter season concluded with Pentecost Sunday. We are now in Ordinary Time. The days in the Church calendar that are not included in the Seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter are called Ordinary Time; so that the time from Pentecost to the Feast of Christ the King, and between the Epiphany and Ash Wednesday. The liturgical colour for Ordinary Time is green.
Special Character Focus
School and Family Mass:
Thank you to Year 4&5-Mrs Streat's class for the presentation of the gospel last week. Today Kiwi class-Year 3 was presenting the gospel at mass. Next week gospel presentation will be Mrs Brookes' class (Pukeko)- Year 1&2. You are welcome to join us celebrating Mass.
Welcome Mass-Thank you to all new families that attended the welcome mass last Sunday 23rd of May at 9:30 am.
Confirmation rehearsal with Bishop Michael Dooley- Friday 28th May at 1:45pm at church
Confirmation Mass -Sunday 30th May at 9:30am. Please remember these children who are going to be confirmed on Sunday in your family prayers.
Mass (Faith Facts): Last week in our faith facts we learnt about the procession that happens as Mass begins. Sometimes a person carries in the Book of the Gospels. The Book of the Gospels contains all the Gospel readings that are read at Mass throughout the liturgical year. We honour it because it contains the words of Christ. During the procession we usually sing a song or hymn. The hymn helps us to unite as the Body of Christ.