From the REC

Ash Wednesday and Lent

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.  Lent is a special time of the year when we reflect on our baptismal promises and think about how we are living out Jesus’ mission in our home, school and community.  It is a time when God invites us to become better people.

The students from Years 2 to 6 will join the parish on Wednesday for Ash Wednesday.

The students in Kinder to Year 1 will gather in the Church following Mass for their Ash Wednesday Liturgy.

The Season of Lent is a time in which we reflect on how we can have a change of heart. We reflect on this in special ways: by prayer; by giving to our brothers and sister in need and by fasting.

Lent a time for Prayer

I would like to extend an invitation to any parent who would like to join me in a brief time of prayer each Thursday after morning assembly.  We will meet in the staffroom each week during the Season of Lent and reflect on the gospel reading for each Sunday through Lent.

Enjoy a cuppa, a time to chat about our faith and see what God is asking of us at this time.

First Session will be on Thursday 14th March.  No need to RSVP.  Please pop in, even if you can only make one session!

Year 3 Family Mass

On Sunday, it was a pleasure to join with the Year 3 children and their families at the 9:30 Parish Mass.  The children led us so beautifully in prayer and in song.  The Parish Choir assisted the children during the time of Thanksgiving after Communion in singing “My Lighthouse.”

At the end of Mass, Mr Carmody shared the words of St Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) with us and I thought that I would share them today, as the Year 3 children were such a living example of this on the weekend!

Christ has no body

Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours, 

Yours are the eyes with which he looks

Compassion on this world, 

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world,

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.