Our Holy week Liturgies at school started with the joyous proclamation as our Lord as King on Palm Sunday which, Catherine Wood and Room 5 waving their palms ,spearheaded . This lead into the solemn part of the week starting with the Last Supper (Deanne Willemse and Room 2) and the washing of the feet where Jesus showed his humbleness as a Servant King. This was role played by Ben Fuller who washed the feet of members of the School Community. The Garden of Gethsemane was a soulful and prayerful time which ended with Jesus betrayal by Judas.( Room 4 and Randy Piceno). The culmination of the week was the Stations of the Cross in which Bryan Crowe and Room 7 led us beautifully through Jesus’ journey to the cross,with the rest of the school interacting by doing the responses and prayers and a beautiful end to our week at school.
This took us into our Easter break with a Vigil Mass celebrated at St Mary’s Immaculate on Thursday evening at 7pm.
We are currently celebrating Easter time. It is the most important time of the year when we commemorate and celebrate the Risen Christ.
Easter time lasts for fifty days and ends in the feast of Pentecost where the Holy Spirit empowers Jesus’ followers to go out and spread Jesus’ teachings and to gather as a church for the first time.
We are very excited to have Andrew Chinn visit St Mary’s today. We look forward to sharing more about his visit in our next newsletter.
Upcoming Liturgical Celebrations in Term 2
13 May - Pentecost School Mass
14 May - Sursum Corda singing at 5pm Vigil Mass
16 May Catholic School’s Day
17 May - New families Liturgy
Wed- Fri: 18-20 May - DRS/Principals Conference- Rotorua
There are only four more lessons left of the Sacramental Programme. Please keep all those students who are preparing for the their First Communion and Confirmation in your prayers. First Communion Mass is on 29 May at 10.30am at St Mary Immaculate Church.
Praying of the Rosary
Every Friday morning at 9.00am you are welcome to come and pray the Rosary led by Christina Guzzo in the Chapel.
We would like to share some writing experiences for the beginning of the year.
When I woke up it was bucketing down with rain. I woke up at 7 o’clock. When I was walking to school I had to wear my rain coat and I brought my umbrella.
By Ben Talbot
My friends are Cleo and Indy. We like playing in the playground at school and we like going to Baywave. We like jumping over the waves.
By Niamh O’Connor