Saturday 7th December 2013 - Children preparing for their First holy
Communion will be making their first confession.
Monday 9th December 2013 Inset Day - School
Tuesday 10th December 2013 - Christmas Dinner booking slips due in
Wednesday 11th December 2013 - Penitential Service for children in Year
4, 5 and 6.
Thursday 12th December 2013 - Nursery will be holding their Christmas
Celebration at 10.30 am.
Friday 13th December 2013 - This week's piece of ribbon for the outside
Advent wreath will be sent home.
Journey Through Advent
We have entered the Liturgical Season of Advent in which we are invited to
prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.
Here at St. John's we are marking Advent by inviting our families to join
us in creating a living Advent wreath in the centre of our playground.
This week we asked our families to add their names to the green ribbon leaves
that will forn the circle symbolising God's eternal love for
We are also praying The Angelus at 12
o'clock each day and invite you to do the same at work or at
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with
thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
Hail Mary . . .
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt
Hail Mary . . .
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to
whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an
angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His
Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.