Yesterday our Year Four students joined their class teachers, along with Mrs Harvey, Mrs Aroozoo, Mr Munro and myself on their First Holy Communion Morning Retreat in the school hall.
It was such a special experience for us all and I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank Mrs Chaves and Miss Corkhill for all their hard work in preparing such a meaningful day for their students. The children were fully engaged, respectful and they made excellent contributions. Parents, you can fee very proud of your beautiful children!
We sang a song together called ‘Be Strong and Courageous’ and talked about how the Eucharist gives us the strength we need to face the ups and downs of everyday life.
We then worked through six different rotations. We listened to staff members reflect on what Eucharist means for them via a flip grid; we created some word art; read scripture readings and responded with drawings and much more!
Fr Jean Noel, Fr Giovani and a visiting priest joined us for Reconciliation and we made the most of the beautiful weather by sitting together outside.
Families are wished all the very best as you prepare for your child’s First Holy Communion over the next fortnight.
As parents, the role we play in helping our children see the relationship between faith and life is pivotal.
God calls us to daily ‘growth’ and a maturing of our faith commitment, rather than striving for ‘perfection’. As adults, this requires us to honestly reflect on how we are going aligning our words, thoughts and actions in all areas of our life.
Sacramental times challenge us to slow down, to take stock, to reconnect to our prayer life, to make sure that we are learning from mistakes and growing in goodness, so we can be the best role models to our children as possible!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 🙂