On Wednesday 27th June, the Year Three teachers were joined by St. Emilie’s staff, St. Emilie’s families, and the wider St. Emilie’s Parish community to offer thanksgiving at mass, for the school term. The significance of NAIDOC Week was also highlighted within the mass, and we were given an opportunity to share in a community prayer for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. Harry had the important role of carrying the St. Emilie’s ‘message stick’ up to the alter, at the beginning of the mass. It was wonderful to share in the celebration of NAIDOC Week, together as a school and parish community.
In Year Three, we have been discussing the Fruit of the Holy Spirit focus, joy. We watched a video that helped us to understand that joy from things like trophies and kicking goals, only lasts for a short time. We thought this was a little odd, until we realised that the special joy that we find in Jesus, lasts forever. We also reflected on how we can share the joy we receive from Jesus, with others. We discussed the quote, “How wonderful is it that we laugh because our bodies cannot contain the joy?”
Blake came up with his own quote, that we loved – “When you give joy, you actually kind of feel it too.”
Click here to view the video we watched, all about joy.