Our Lady of Lourdes School T1:W9

Newsletter Week 9: 30 March 2021

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

Welcome to the most important liturgical week of the year - Easter Week. On Monday, our liturgy focused on Palm Sunday, Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. During the week, your child will be learning many significant learning points throughout the week.

A reminder that school finishes at 3pm on Thursday.

School is closed GOOD FRIDAY 2nd April, MONDAY April 5th and TUESDAY April 6th. We will reopen on WEDNESDAY April 7th.

We wish you well over the Easter break.

THIS THURSDAY - HOLY THURSDAY

This Thursday we will be holding a STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 2-3pm in the church.

We ask that every child brings something from home that they can wear for this - as they will be part of this crowd dressed as they would in Jesus' time.

You child could bring:


  • A tea towel for their head
  • A dressing gown to wear
  • A sheet to wrap around. Please make sure your child can do this themselves!

FIRST RECONCILIATION

Last Thursday, nine of our children/tamariki, along with 25 peers from St James made their First Reconciliation. This was a truly special milestone for us all. We continue to be blessed by such wonderful family/whanau support.


FIRST EUCHARIST:

The dates for this are: Sunday May 2, (just before Term 2 begins), May 9 and 16 after 9.30 mass.

There is a practice on Saturday 22nd with children making their First Communion on Sunday May 23rd.


We wish Dani-Nicole abundant blessings for her BAPTISM this Easter Sunday at 9.30am.

NEW WORLD TOKENS

Please support this wonderful opportunity to raise money for our school - and pass this on to your families. You will receive a token for every $50 spent.... we will put this money towards improving our school playgrounds.

CATHOLIC FORMATION FOR US ALL

WEEK SIX Palm Sunday

The Passion of Christ

“To remember what God has done and continues to do for me, for us, to remember the road we have travelled; this is what opens our hearts to hope for the future.” Pope Francis, Homily for Easter Vigil 30 March 2013


OPENING PRAYER

te Atua o te aroha, God of love, we thank you for your tender compassion. You are our guiding light and our constant companion on the journey of our lives. In the face of our troubles, help us not to be discouraged, but to fix our sight on you and the hope of the resurrection. Āmene


Gospel: Mark 11:1-10

As they approached Jerusalem, near the towns of Bethphage and Bethany, they came to the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of his disciples on ahead with these instructions: “Go to the village there ahead of you. As soon as you get there, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. And if someone asks you why you are doing that, say that the Master needs it and will send it back at once.” So they went and found a colt out in the street, tied to the door of a house. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders asked them, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They answered just as Jesus had told them, and the crowd let them go. They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their cloaks over the animal, and Jesus got on. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches in the field and spread them on the road. The people who were in front and those who followed behind began to shout, “Praise God! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! God bless the coming kingdom of King David, our father! Praise be to God!”

Create a New Heart in Me Lyrics
The Story of Easter (The Triumphal Entry)

MERCY AWARDS FOR WEEK 9

RUMA TAHI/ ONE: MRS O'CONNOR

Annika for using the Mercy value of Excellence as she shows increased focus in her learning.

RUMA RUA/ TWO: MS BROWN

Rubi - for always demonstrating the Mercy value of Excellence in all that she does and says. We are so proud of you

RUMA TORU/ THREE: MRS PEDLEY

Emma for showing the Mercy value of Respect in the classroom. She always listens to instructions during group workshops.

RUMA ONO/ SIX: MRS O'CALLAGHAN

Milo - for his Mercy value of Excellence in his schoolwork. He helped his team create an awesome Masterchef menu and showed respect, sportsmanship and a delicious menu.

RUMA WHITU/ SEVEN: MRS MOOR

Blake - for his Mercy value of Excellence. He is trying hard in his learning and improving his work habits.

RUMA WARU/ EIGHT: MR ANDERSON

Keira - demonstrating the Mercy Value of Excellence through always being on task and giving 100% effort.

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MERCY HOUSE POINTS FOR THE WEEK

  • POMPELLIER: 184
  • McAULEY: 356
  • ONGLEY: 118
  • BERNADETTE:196
  • VINCENT: 373 ***
  • FRANCIS: 261
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UPCOMING EVENTS

    • Apr 1: HOLY THURSDAY - Stations of the Cross @ 2-3pm for the school

    • Apr 1: Mass 7pm -Leaders to present the oils from the Chrism mass

    • Apr 2: GOOD FRIDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED - Mass at 3pm

    • Apr 4: Dani-Nicole's Baptism at 9.30 am mass

    • Apr 5/6: HOLY MONDAY/ TUESDAY - SCHOOL CLOSED

    • Apr 7: School mass at 10am

    • Apr 16: LAST DAY OF THE TERM


    TERM 2 DATES

    • May 2: First Communion class #1
    • May 3: Term 2 begins
    • May 9: First Communion #2
    • May 16: First Communion #3
    • May 17: Road Safety week
    • May 19: Kind Hearts Day
    • May 21: STAFF ONLY DAY - joining with all Catholic schools in the Kāhui Ako. SCHOOL CLOSED.
    • May 23: First Communion day
    • May 28: SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY at Monrad Park
    • June 7: Queens Birthday
    • June 8: Interschool Cross Country
    • June 25: Seesaw Reports out for your child
    • June 28: School Interviews from 3.30-5.30pm
    • June 30: School Interviews from 1.30-7.30pm (School closes 1pm this day)
    • July 2: MATARIKI CELEBRATIONS - starting school at 6am, shared breakfast and activities. School will close at 1pm as we are starting early
    • July 9: MUFTI MANIA/ with all Catholic schools in New Zealand
    • July 9: Last day of the term