Feast of St Matthew
This week at school, we celebrated the Feast of St Matthew. Mrs Antony led hymn practice in preparation for Mass on Thursday. During Mass, Father Sean spoke to us during the homily about the life of St Matthew and how he was disliked due to his job as a tax collector. Jesus explained that when he chose St Matthew to be his disciples that if people follow God, they will be taught happiness. St Matthew is an Evangelist which meant that he wrote the Gospel.
Father Sean then asked us to learn a prayer to do with St Matthew that he learnt when he was a young child.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Bless the bed that I lie on. Before I lay me down to sleep, I give my soul to Christ to keep. Four corners to my bed, Four angels there aspread, Two to foot and two to head, And four to carry me when I'm dead. I go by sea, I go by land; The Lord made me with His right hand.
CAFOD National Assembly
On Thursday, we started our school day with our first school Mass of the year. We celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. It was great to be back in church with our school and parish community and to see Father Sean again. After Mass, we watched the CAFOD National Assembly. We thought about the season of creation and how we can protects God's creation as well as helping those in need across the world. On Friday afternoon, Deacon Tim joined us in class to bless our classroom for the year ahead. We thank Deacon Tim for his time and his prayers.
Creator God, you reveal yourself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, so as we gather in this place, come amongst us. Help us to discern your Spirit in the world around us. Let us find joy in the world that you created. Help us to worship you with all our being, and to hear and receive your word and your gifts. Amen
Welcome to Year 3's Catholic Life Page. We have had a wonderful first week back. It has been fantastic to reconnect with our school community and begin another wonderful academic year.
A focus in our learning this week has been about new beginnings. We have shared our thoughts and feelings about our new beginnings during this school year and how we are going to use our school mission statement, class saint - Saint John Vianney, Jesuit Virtues and the wisdom and knowledge provided by God to support and guide us throughout the school year.
Lord, Our God,
In your wisdom and love you surround us with the mysteries of the universe. Send your spirit upon these students and fill them with your wisdom and blessings. Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies and draw ever close to you, the source of all knowledge.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,