Thursday, April 14, 2016

ANZAC Day Prayer

Prayer for Anzac Day

God of tenderness and mercy
 we call your Name on this day of remembering
the ones who gave their lives 
in defence of their homeland.
We honour the heroism and courage, the love and devotion of our fallen,
and those at home who carried the loneliness of loss.
They remain beacons of hope, and reminders
of the horror, waste and futility of war.
In today’s uncertainty, hear our cries for peace
and justice. Turn our thoughts away from bitterness
and towards forgiveness.
Help us to enter the sufferings of others, to feel
 their pain, to taste their sorrow. Draw us close
to the frightened and troubled, that we may be
 instruments of your peace and healing.
May our care for one another build a strong community, where the wounds of war truly heal, where those
who come from other lands quickly feel at home,
 where respect and tolerance are the values we treasure.
God of tenderness and mercy, hear our prayers.

Fr. James Lyons

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Young Vinnies Cake Stall

On Tuesday 14 April the Young Vinnies had a bake sale to raise money for cancer. There was a lot of people that came, Room 1- 4 went first, before morning tea. Then at morning tea the seniors swarmed in. There were lots of yummy treats for sale such as muffins, cupcakes, biscuits, slices and so much more. The prices were very affordable; from 50c to $2.00.

The Young Vinnies sold nearly all of their stock within the period of about an hour. It was great to see young kids getting so involved in the sale and having fun at the same time.

PR/Media leaders

Room 11 Buddhist Prayer Flags

Room 11 created Buddhist prayer flags by tie-dying pieces of calico and writing prayers on their flag. The flags are strung outside the classroom with the prayers blowing out into the universe.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Special Character Leaders attend Oil of Chrism Mass in Hamilton

The Special Character Leaders with the Bishop at the Oil of Chrism Mass in Hamilton.

End of Term Prayer

We thank you Lord for this term.
For the challenges, the successes and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
God of the ordinary, be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others.
To be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Maria Guzzo visit

Maria Guzzo works with the whole school to teach us the new 'Mercy Song' she wrote for the diocese to celebrate the year of Mercy.

Praying the Corporal Acts of Mercy in Mary's Grotto

Senior School Eisteddfod Scripture Readings

Year 5-8 senior students selected a piece of scripture and wrote an introduction based on what the piece of scripture meant to them and presented it to their class. These a some of the students who then presented their readings to the senior school. Congratulations to everyone. It is great that we now have children reading at Saturday and Sunday masses.

Fwd: Mons Trevor Visits Room 12

Last Wednesday Mons Trevor visited Room 12 to talk about his past. We found out he studied in Rome and has visited many countries on his faith journey. We showed him how we pray using art while listening to classical music.

Junior School Easter Play

St Patrick's Feast Day Celebrations

St Patrick's dress up  
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Sarah Hancock from the PTFA presents a bible to a New Entrant
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Mons. Trevor with New Entrants - Bibles blessed and presented by the PTFA
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Mons Trevor blesses the Special Character Leaders
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Shrove Tuesday shared breakfast

Shrove Tuesday was acknowledged with a pancake breakfastJ



Liturgy of the Light

St Patrick's School Taupo celebrated the beginning of the school year with a "Presentation of the Light' liturgy.