The Feast of the Sacred Heart is celebrated this Friday 19th June. We would usually have a Mass to celebrate this event which is also known as The Poor Man’s Mass. Given our current climate, our teachers will discuss the meaning of this event with the students dialoguing how as a school community, we have the power to assist those less fortunate than ourselves. There are many examples of authentic service demonstrating the message of this feast day at our school, involving compassion and love for humanity.
There are also many parables, such as the one about the Giving Widow that encapsulates this theme. The lesson of the Widow's Mite or the Widow's Offering is presented in the Synoptic Gospels (Mark 12:41-44, Luke 21:1-4), in which Jesus is teaching at the Temple in Jerusalem.
Sacraments and Mass Celebrations
Several parents have been asking about Sacraments for this year. The latest news about the celebration of the Sacraments is that there is yet no go ahead from the Diocese of Sale Catholic Education Limited (DOSCEL) regarding their re-introduction for 2020. Baptism is the only Sacrament being celebrated at present.
Additionally, DOSCEL has recently informed schools that according to the Chief Health Officer, ‘...schools should not conduct school Masses in parish churches, school halls, school chapels, classrooms or auditoriums with students in attendance’.
The school community will be informed as soon as news comes to hand.
God bless and stay courageous.
(Deputy Principal & Religious Education Leader)