Altar Servers for 2020
We are looking for students who would like to serve at class Masses on Thursdays. Students need to have completed all three Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion). Please let me know if your child would like to be a part of the team.
The Sacramental program will recommence in 2020. An email has been sent home to invite parents to consider involving their children in the program. A yellow flyer was also given to students in Years 3-7 yesterday. The program is not only for these year levels but available to younger and older children. There is an information session on Sunday 3 November at 10.15 in the transportable behind the church. Perhaps you need more information before committing to the program. Come along! All are welcome.
Graduation and Thanksgiving Mass
A reminder that this community Mass is on Tuesday 3 December at 6.30. We will be farewelling our graduating students and it is expected that all students from Reception to Year 7 attend.
This Sunday’s Gospel – Luke 18:9-14
Jesus also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.”
Are we shocked and scandalised by this parable, or do we discover a Pharisee and a publican in our hearts too? Sometimes we cannot avoid feeling morally superior and holier than others, or even to a particular person, however much we try not to. We can feel that we tick all the boxes, unlike others.
Let us humbly ask for light to see and feel the deep roots pride has in our hearts, and for the grace of real humility. www.sacredspace.ie
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission