Thursday, 3 June 2021

2. Special Character Week 5 Term 2 2021

Faith Facts

Week 4: 31st May– 4th June (Green)

               30th  Trinity Sunday

               31st  The Visitation of Mary

               1st  St Justin

               3rd  Charles Lwanga and companions

The Visitation of Mary is a joyful visit and meeting of two pregnant women. A family moment of happiness for the cousins. At the sound of Mary's greeting, the pregnant Elizabeth felt the infant St. John the Baptist leap in her womb. Mary then said the beautiful prayer the Magnificat.

                                                    Jump For Joy by Corby Eisbacher

During the month of May the Catholic Church celebrated a number of things to do with Mary; Our Lady Help of Christians, The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church and The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Did you know that the first sentence of the Hail Mary comes from the Bible when the Angel Gabriel greeted Mary!

Special Character Focus

School and Family Mass: 

Thank you to Kiwi-Year 3 class for the presentation of the gospel last week. Today Pukeko class-Year 1/2 was presenting the gospel at Mass. Next week's gospel presentation will be Kereru class Year 1 & 2. You are welcome to join us in celebrating Mass. 

Confirmation Mass: Thank you to all of our 24 candidates who were confirmed last Sunday. Thank you to all parents and sponsors for your great support and prayer. Thank you Adrienne and Mark for your leadership and organising this sacred Sacrament of Confirmation for our parents and our tamariki. Thank you to Leanne and Lorraine for the singing. It was a spiritual, beautiful, and joyful mass. A special thank you to Bishop Michael Dooley and Fr Wayne. 

Mass (Faith Facts)- In the last few weeks, our faith facts have introduced us to the Mass. When the priest and other ministers enter the sanctuary they bow to the altar. They reverence the altar by bowing because the altar is a symbol of Christ himself. We are here to reverence and show respect for Christ's presence. Next, you will see the priest kiss the altar. Then the priest says the words of the Sign of the Cross and we do it too and finish by saying Amen. This gesture of signing is our way of saying we belong to God. It also reminds us that Jesus dies on the cross for us. 

Malo 'Aupito

God Bless

Tua Misiloi (Co DRS)

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