Key Ideas that you would like to talk about with your child at home of what they understand about:
We all have a responsibility in the Church
The mission of the Church is to bring about the Kingdom of God on Earth.
School and Family Mass
Thank you to Ruma Kiwi- Year 2/3 for presenting Mass last week.
This week Mass was presented by JH1 -Year 1.
Thank you parents for your ongoing support. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our family school weekly masses next term. Thank you.
Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion
Next term our tamariki will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. Please remember these children in your prayers and a huge thank you to the parents and prayer partners for your support and prayers. Thank you.
Reminder that our 1st Parent Meeting for Confirmation-
Mon 25th July at 7.00pm at school.
Confirmation: Sunday 7th August at 9.30am at the Basilica.
Thank you parents for your support. Looking forward to work with you in Term 3.
Week 10 -July 4th-8th July(Green)
Friday 8 July is the Feast Day of Saints Aquila and Priscilla.
Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a married couple who were friends of Saint Paul. In his letters, he praised their Christian witness and their commitment to the formation of neophytes. Their home, “a domestic church” became a point of reference for the communities of Corinth, Ephesus, and Rome.
Aquila was a Jew, born in Pontus in what is now Turkey. He emigrated to Rome where he met and fell in love with Priscilla. After they were married, they worked together as tent-makers; together they converted to Christianity. When the emperor Claudius expelled the Jews from Rome in 49 AD, they were forced to leave the City.
They are known through the Letters of St Paul, their close friend, and from his testimony in the Acts of Apostles
“...we are made for community…The Church has always understood the importance of gathering together, it is the heart of her life. Firstly, we gather to pray and praise and worship God. Secondly, we gather to support one another in the practical nature of living life and meeting the needs of others…”
(Archbishop Paul Martin, Extract from his homily, Rite of Election Mass 6 March in Inform, Issue 131- Lent 2022)