Holy Days of Obligation
In England and Wales the Holy Days of Obligation are:
Sundays throughout the year, the Epiphany, the Ascension, Ss Peter and Paul, the Assumption, All Saints and Christmas.
A holy day of obligation is a specific feast day when Catholics are obliged to go to Mass and mark that feast day by celebration. On these days Catholics are also to abstain from such work or business that would prevent the worship that is due to God and the joy that is appropriate to the Lord’s Day and the great feasts.
We should treat a holy day of obligation as a Sunday as far as possible, with holy joy and holy feasting. Let the Church’s celebrations guide those of the world.
The obligation of attending Mass on a holy day of obligation can be fulfilled by going to Mass on the day itself or on the evening of the previous day. Ss Peter and Paul (Friday 29th June) is just such a Feast Day.
Our school is named after Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. This is a Byzantine icon from the 13th century. This icon is known for being miraculous; over the centuries countless healings and special graces have been attributed to it, so much so that the image has been honoured and venerated by many Popes.
The icon contains many symbols that represent the Christian mystery of redemption.
Receptio Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. We learned about the icon and the meaning of the many symbols. We walked around our school looking at the images of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.
We enjoyed celebrating the feast day with party food and an ice lolly.
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Feast Day 27th June
In this game you can see what team you will get and if you are lucky they might win the World Cup!
Since it is the world cup my class have made some world cup games, hope you enjoy my game 🙂
First, when you start the game Lewandowski speaks, then after he finishes speaking all you have to do is click space and then he will tell you all of the Football Teams in World Cup 2018. We hope you like it! ☻
This can predict where the World Cup will be held next time!
Reception Class are learning about Jesus’ love for us. During the month of June, we as Catholics, have a special devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus as it represents Jesus’ love for us. The Heart is Jesus’ real heart as a sign of His divine love. God’s Light shines from the Sacred Heart. A Wound from the spear that pierced Christ is present and a Crown of Thorns is around the Sacred Heart, both representing the sins that hurt Jesus. A Cross sits on top of the heart. It represents how Jesus died. The Fire represents the power of God’s love.
Reception children wrote a message of love to Jesus on a heart which they decorated. Reception children are proud of their display. Take a look at it in the hall.
The Spheros are a fun, sphere shaped robot toy, controlled by an app on a device. The Sphero app is available on iPhone, iPad or Android devices. They can also change colours. The price (s) start from £38 – £98, depending on your price range.
There are many different types of Spheros – The Sphero Mini, The Ollie and the original, normal sized Spheros. They are reasonably easy to connect to your device and come with a charging station, meaning you can take it with you if you are going out. They also help you with coding.
Review By Loiza (Digital Leader, Year 6)
At Our Lady’s Primary School there are Digital Leaders from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.
To be a Digital Leader you need to have certain skills, such as working well in a team, being able to use advanced coding software on the computers and also you will have to give up some lunch and break times to come to meetings, but it is worth it.
Ruby, a Year 4 Digital Leader says, “It is a role of responsibility that is very fun, and I can do fun activities.” In my opinion it is great fun to teach children how to use coding software.
If you would like to join the 2018/19 team, fill in the application here by the end of the year.
Written by Georgina
Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church!
The word Pentecost is Greek and it means “50th day.” Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.
Peter then called all those present to be baptized and about three thousand people were baptized that day.
These people were among the first Catholics, and Peter is the first pope of the Catholic Church.
The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind, and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. The color of Pentecost is red and the priest wears red vestments on this day. Parishioners are also invited to wear red on this day. Red decorations as well as celebrations are appropriate, similar to any other birthday. Special prayers are often said just for Pentecost.