Greetings Parents/ whanau and Caregivers
Thank you to all those who attended the meeting/liturgy on Tuesday night in the Hall. The liturgy/meeting was for the renewal of the Baptismal Commitment we made at our baptism and to welcome the Year 4 children who are receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Communion this year.
At this meeting parents were also given the Family/Whanau booklet that helps prepare your child at home. This booklet supports what the children are learning at school. (if you did not receive this booklet please see one of the following teachers below)
Our school is very lucky that the Sacramental Programme is offered to the Year 4 within school time. The children will take part in lessons that will help prepare them for receiving their Sacraments. This year irrespective if your child is going to receive their Sacraments this year they will participate in the lessons at school. There will be another letter going out about this for parents who were unable to make the Tuesday night Liturgy/meeting from the Director of Religious Education Miss O’Grady.
The first Sacrament the children will be receiving is of Reconciliation (Penance) and children will begin their lessons next week (Week 5).
The two Year 3 and 4 syndicates have teachers in each syndicate who teach the Sacramental Programme to the all the Year 4 children. This means that during this time the other children in those teacher’s classes will carry on with their Religious Education Learning in another classroom. Below are the following teachers who are teaching the Sacramental Programme in each syndicate. These teachers will be able to help with any questions regarding this or you can also contact or see our DRS Miss O’Grady (firstname.lastname@example.org who is in Harinui Area this year)
Tumanako Syndicate-Mrs Gass Room 10 (email@example.com) and Mr Norman Room 12 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Te Matauranga Syndicate-Mrs Julius Room 15 (email@example.com)
The dates for the Sacraments are:
Reconciliation- 7pm Tuesday 10th May 2016
Confirmation- 7pm Thursday 2nd June 2016
Communion-10am Mass Sunday 12th June 2016-Rooms 10, 11, 12 and 13 (Tumanako Syndicate)
Communion-10am Mass Sunday 19th June 2016-Rooms 14, 15 and 16
Communion-10am Mass Sunday 26th June 2016-Children outside of Year 4 and school