Friday, 13 August 2021

2.Special Character Week 3 Term 3 2021

Kiaora Whanau,Malo e Lelei 

School Mass: 

Last Thursday Ruma Kereru-Year 1/2 presented the gospel. Yesterday Ruma Takahe-Year 7/8 presented the gospel at Mass. Next Week's gospel presentation will be Ruma Hoiho- Year 5/6. You are welcome to join us in celebrating Mass. Malo 'Aupito

Mass Facts

In the Nicene Greed we say "I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. Consubstantial describes the relationship between Jesus and the Father (New Words, Deeper Meaning, NZCBC 2010).

Holy Communion Parent Meeting

We had our first parent meeting last Monday organised by Mark and Adrienne Wylie. It was a good turn out and thank you to the parents who made it to the meeting. Our final meeting will be next Monday 16th at 7.00 pm at school. The theme was "Our Church gathers to celebrate. We listen to God's word". Parents support their child who took part in this holy sacrament to understand parts of Mass. A video "The Catholic Mass Explained" was shown to them which they can watch it together with their child at home. This video talks about the parts of Mass. "We are called to show our love for God by coming together as a community to celebrate Eucharist". 

Faith Facts

Week 3- 9th – 13th August

 10th St Lawrence

11th  St Clare

15th Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron Saint of New Zealand


The Catholic Church assigns one date out of the year for each and 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.

It is a holy day of obligation when the Church celebrates Mary being taken to Heaven, body and soul to share in the Resurrection of her Son and anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians. Read this reflection on the Assumption by Father John O’Connor on Food for Faith.

Ka waiata ki a Maria - Let us sing to Mary, Hine i whakaae - The girl who said "Yes Whakameatia mai - let it be as you say, that I become Te whare tangata - the house of mankind." Hine pūrotu - A simple girl Hine ngākau - A strong-hearted girl Hine rangimārie - A quiet girl Ko Te Whaea - The Mother of Jesus, Ko te whaea - and the mother O te ao - of the whole world

Malo 'Aupito

God Bless

Tua Misiloi (Co DRS)

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