Thursday, 9 December 2021

2. Special Character Week 8 Term 4 2021

 Welcome to Week 8

Special Character Focus- Advent

The Advent Wreath

This is the third Sunday of Advent. We light three candles on the third Sunday, 2 purple candles and the pink candle. In a week, next Sunday we light the fourth candle. The season of Advent is a time of joyful waiting as we prepare to welcome Jesus. As we light another candle on the Advent wreath we remember that Christmas is getting closer. 


School Mass-

Last week's gospel presentation was Ruma Kiwi- Year 3. 
This week's gospel presentation was  Junior Hub 1- Year 1/2. 
Next week's Mass will be the End of Year Mass for Year 8 and Junior Nativity. 
Thank you to all teachers and children for preparing these masses. Well done!

Facts on Mass
The Concluding Rites of the Mass
When it is necessary, announcements may be made. The celebrant then blesses the people assembled. The blessing always concludes "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." It is in the triune God and in the sign of the cross that we find our blessing.

The dismissal at the end gives the liturgy its name. The word "Mass" comes from the Latin word, "Missa". At one time, the people were dismissed with the words "Ite, missa est," meaning "Go you are sent". The word "Missa" comes from the word "missio," the root of the English word "mission" The liturgy does not simply come to an end. Those assembled are sent forth to bring the fruits of the Eucharist to the world.  

Faith Facts

Week 9: December 13 – 17 (Violet)

3rd Week of Advent

7th St Ambrose

8th The Immaculate Conception of Mary

13th St Lucy

14th St John of the Cross.

Third week of Advent: Joy
The Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday, calls for the lighting of the first two candles, as well as the third candle of the Advent Wreath. The candle is known as Joy. On this day, rose-coloured vestments are usually worn and the Bible passages read all relate to St. John the Baptist.

What is the Immaculate Conception?

The Immaculate Conception, the solemnity celebrated on December 8th  is a Catholic dogma that states that Mary, whose conception was brought about the normal way, was conceived without original sin or its stain. That’s what “immaculate” means: without stain

“I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

This would be a good time to discuss the Incarnation. Why did God become man and what does that mean for us?

Also, are we heeding the call to repentance? Will we be prepared when the Lord comes?

Thank you/Malo
God Bless
Tua Misiloi

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