Thursday, 11 November 2021

2. Special Character Week 4 Term 4 2021

Welcome, Kia Ora Whanau/Malo e Lelei!

Special Character Focus: Church Strand-Community of Disciples

This week our R.E teaching, we will continue on teaching Community of Disciples- Te Whanau o te Karaiti. Here are the key ideas.

The Church is the people united with God

We all have a responsibility in the Church

There are formal responsibilities in the Church

The mission of the Church is to bring about the Kingdom of God on Earth.

First Holy Communion- We are looking forward to seeing our first two groups on Saturday 13th at 5.00pm and Sunday 14th at 9:30 am Mass for their First Communion. The last two groups will have their First Holy Communion on Saturday 20th at 5.00pm and Sunday 21st at 9:30am Mass. 

Can you please arrive very early, so you can be sure of a seat near the front of the Church (Every second seat is roped off) The children will sit with their families. We will give them their medals before Mass.

Can you please spend time with the children this week preparing them for this special Sacrament.

It is important that they realise that it is Jesus they are receiving in Holy Communion. It is a reverent occasion. Please have the children practise walking slowly forward with their hands joined and show them how they hold their hands out to receive the host. When Father says "The Body of Christ"  they answer "Amen". They then return to their seats slowly and reverently.

At the end of Mass the children will be presented with their certificates and a goodie bag with a small gift for each one. We hope this will help make up for not being able to have a communal celebration at this time.

Every Blessing to you all

Adrienne & Mark Wylie. 

School Mass: 

Last week's gospel presentation was Ruma Pukeko- Year 1/2.  We had a Liturgy to celebrate All Saints and All Souls. This week the gospel presentation was Ruma Takahe- Year 7 & 8. Next week gospel's presentation will be Ruma Hoiho- Year 5 & 6. 

Here is more on the Mass. The Communion Rite follows the Eucharistic Prayer, leading the faithful to the Eucharistic table.

The rite begins with the Lord's Prayer. Jesus taught this prayer to his disciples when they asked how to pray (cf. Mt 6:9-13, Lk 11:2-4). In this prayer, the people join their voices to pray for the coming of God's kingdom and to ask God to provide for our needs, forgive our sins, and bring us to the joy of heaven.

Faith Facts Term 4 2021

Week 4: November 8 – 12 (Green)

10th St Leo the Great
11th St Martin of Tours
12th St Josaphat

Pope Francis Prayer Intention for November

People who suffer from depression

We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life. 

Who was St Martin of Tours?   Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 – 8 November 397) was the third bishop of Tours. He has become one of the most familiar and recognisable Christian saints in France. He is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter. His shrine in Tours became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain

Fig tree in bud

Thank you/ Malo Aupito
God Bless
Tua Misiloi (Co DRS)

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