RE News: Meaghan Younger
Even in Remote Learning Religious Education has an important priority in all that we do. Students in Years 5 & 6 are investigating the Bible as a key source of information about our faith. They are currently looking at the Infancy Narratives; the stories about the birth of Jesus. The two key stories in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke tell two quite different stories because of the perspectives and purposes of their authors. This doesn’t mean both don’t contain truth, just that, as with all stories, who wrote them and why is key. What do you ‘know’ about the story of the birth of Jesus? What questions do you have about this miraculous event?
These two videos have a little extra information if you’d like to do your own reflection.
Matthew Infancy Narrative https://youtu.be/8Tjw0tY3sPU
Luke Infancy Narrative https://youtu.be/nAqNub2XmDQ
Let’s take a look at the Readings for this Sunday. Remember Fr Loi is celebrating Mass online on Saturday at 5:00pm this weekend.
Books have been sent home for preparation for First Reconciliation in November. A reminder that registrations are currently open through the parish website. http://cg.org.au/belconnennorth/Home.aspx
Global Schools Partners
Our friend Simon from Global Schools Partners is taking part in a challenge called 20X20 Challenge. He is riding 20km each day for 20 days to raise money for the schools in Kenya. See more about this at: https://www.globalschoolpartners.org.au/events .
What is World Mission Month?
Here in Australia, October marks World Mission Month, a celebration of the global work of the Church and the dedication of missionaries, both religious and lay, as they reach out and support children and communities in need around the world.
On World Mission Sunday, which falls on 24 October 2021, parish communities around the world will gather to pray for and raise funds to support the work of thousands of crucial church-run programs. The following Wednesday, 27 October, is Children’s Mission Day, which you and your school can celebrate fully through Socktober. At St Michael’s we will be exploring different ways we can learn about the work being done around the world to support those in poverty.
World Mission Month is our biggest celebration at Catholic Mission, and it is a special time when we are reminded of the often-unseen work of missionaries in the farthest corners of the globe.