RE News: Meaghan Younger
This term all classes have been focusing on different aspects of our prayer lives and how prayer sustains our relationship with God. As we move to Remote Learning for the next few weeks these learnings may help to sustain our every day as we call on God to be with us in these different times. Please note that prayer opportunities are encouraged for the start of each day, just like we would do each day at school. Students will continue to have learning tasks exploring their own specific content area of Religious Education in the coming weeks. Please reach out if you need any extra support with the learning tasks in RE. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
One practice experienced in all our Archdiocesan schools is Christian Meditation. I invite you to watch this short clip about Christian Meditation and then perhaps try it at least once a week? This prayer opportunity will be provided on the remote learning platform for classes next week. https://youtu.be/RvFneqPA8U8
Another prayer practice 3/4 have investigated is the litany. That is a repeated word or phrase with appeal to various saints for their intercession to God. Here is an example of the traditional Litany of Saints. https://youtu.be/zer3KCCHSUI
Feast of the Assumption
Last Sunday was the Feast of the Assumption – one of only two holy days of observation still recognised in Australia. Interestingly it fell on a Sunday this year. 3/4A had a beautiful prayer liturgy ready to go for last Friday – thank you to the students and Mrs Budhraja for your preparation. Below is the sacred scripture we would have used during this prayer time. I encourage you to take some time to read it carefully. What words or phrases stand out to you? How does this scripture meet you in your life today? And what is it calling you to action?
A Reading from the Gospel According to Luke.
Luke 1:46-56 (Mary proclaims the glory of God)
Mary said, My heart praises the Lord;
My soul is glad because of God my saviour,
For he has remembered me, his lowly servant!
From now on all people will call me happy,
Because of the great things the Mighty God has done for me.
His name is holy;
From one generation to another he shows mercy to those who honour him.
He has stretched out his mighty arm and scattered the proud with all their plans.
He has brought down mighty kings from their thrones,
And lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
And sent the rich away with empty hands.
He has kept the promise he made out to ancestors,
And has come to the help of his servant Israel.
He has remembered to show mercy to Abraham
And to all his descendants for ever.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Just before the craziness of lockdown Year 6 managed to gather with the St Monica’s Year 6 students and enjoy a fabulous retreat day. They explored the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit and what they mean for them in their own lives. Thank you to Miss Frogley and Miss Kapantais and the staff of St Monica’s for all their support on the day. We will keep you posted on when we reschedule the Parent/Child formation evening. Until then we continue to keep the students preparing for Confirmation in our prayers.