Thursday, 2 December 2021

2.Special Character Week 7 Term `4 2021

Welcome to Week 7

Special Character Focus- Advent

The Advent Wreath

Advent Wreaths are often found not only in people's homes but also in the church. This circular evergreen wreath usually contains 4 candles (and sometimes 5 candles) and each of these candles represents one of the Sundays of Advent, Families who have this wreath in the home will light the candles on each Sunday and say prayers together. It is believed that this tradition goes back to Lutherans in Germany during the 16th century. Sometimes this wreath is known as an Advent Crown. 

Perhaps in the coming Advent weeks, you could pray this prayer each day in your home.

Light up our lives

Christ, come into our world of darkness

Light up our lives with your coming.

Fulfil all our longings with the joy of your birth

Strengthen our resolve to work for change in our world

And to share the hope of your birth that each Advent brings.


Sr Bridgetta Rooney/CAFOD

School Mass-
Last week's gospel presentation was Ruma Kakapo- Year 4/5. 
This week's gospel presentation was  Ruma Kiwi- Year 3. 
Next week's gospel presentation will be Junior Hub 1Year 1/2. 
Thank you to all teachers and children for preparing these masses with a great and awesome gospel presentation. God bless.

Facts on Mass
Before receiving Communion, the celebrant and assembly acknowledge that we are unworthy to receive such a great gift. The celebrant receives Communion first and then the people come forward.

The people approach the altar and, bowing with reverence, receive Communion. People may receive the Body of Christ either on the tongue or in the hand. The priest or other minister offers the Eucharist to each person saying, "The Body of Christ. The person receiving responds by saying, "Amen," a Hebrew word meaning, "So be it" ( Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2856).

The Communion Rite ends with the Prayer after Communion which asks that the benefits of the Eucharist will remain active in our daily lives.

Faith Facts

Week 8: December 6 – 10 (Violet)

2nd Week of Advent

Liturgical Year Module Advent

7th St Ambrose
8th The Immaculate Conception of Mary

Second week of Advent: Peace

The Jessie Tree

A popular tradition during the Advent Season is the Jesse Tree. This tree, named for the father of David, is one that is decorated throughout the Advent Season with symbols of biblical people that are historically associated with or came before, the birth of Jesus Christ. This can include people such as Abraham, Noah, and Moses, as well as Mary and Joseph. By decorating this tree, children can be reminded of historical biblical figures and can also be taught about the preparatory nature of the Advent Season.

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

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