Thursday, 25 November 2021

2. Special Character Week 6 Term 4 2021

Welcome to Week 6

Special Character Focus- Advent

This week our R.E teaching is Advent. Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent tells us not to waste our time with predictions. Advent is not about speculation. Our Advent readings call us to be alert and ready, not weighted down and distracted by the cares of this world (Lk 21:34-36). It is the perfect time to bring your family together and spend time learning about and celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. 

First Holy Communion-Congratulations to the last two groups of children who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. Thank you to their families for their continued support in preparing them for this holy sacrament. Every Blessing to you all.

School Mass-
Last week's gospel presentation was Ruma Hoiho- Year 5/6. 
This week's gospel presentation was  Ruma Kakapo- Year 4&5. 
Next week's gospel presentation will be Ruma Kiwi- Year 3. 
Thank you to all teachers and children for preparing these masses with a great and awesome gospel presentation. God bless.

In the Fraction Rite, the celebrant breaks the consecrated bread as the people sing the Agnus Dei or "Lamb of God". John the Baptist proclaimed Jesus as "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" (Jn 1:29). The action of breaking the bread recalls the actions of Jesus at the Last Supper when he broke the bread before giving it to his disciples. One of the earliest names for the Eucharistic celebration is the breaking of the bread.

Faith Facts

Week 6:  22 November- 26 November
21st World Youth Day
22nd St Cecilia (Red)
23rd St Columban (White)
24th Sts Andrew Dung- Lac and Companions (Red)

The Global Celebration of Young People takes place annually on the Solemnity of Christ the King. On Sunday, November 21, 2021, in every diocese and community around the world, including at the Vatican with the Holy Father. 

First week of Advent: Hope.

Advent is the period before the Christmas season. It begins on Sunday the nearest, November 28. On the first Sunday of Advent, the first purple candle (symbolising hope) on the advent wreath is lit. The candle is typically called the "Prophecy Candle" in remembrance of the prophets, primarily Isiah who foretold the birth of Christ. 

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

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