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.
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.