HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
In the last week of term we celebrated the very significant liturgies of Holy Week through prayer, drama and music. Students in Year 5 led us through the story of the Last Supper, when Jesus shared his last meals with his friends and called us to remember him in the same way – this is done through our regular Eucharistic liturgies. We were then taken on the journey to the cross in our Good Friday Liturgy, ending the term at the point where Jesus was crucified, died and was buries in the tomb.
On our return to school after the holidays, we celebrated the most joyous of events in the Christian calendar – the Resurrection of Jesus, when he overcame death and so opens the way to heaven for all of us. Although Easter Sunday was the first Sunday of the holiday, the Easter Season lasts for 50 days until Pentecost. As a school we celebrated with our Easter Liturgy where the traditional distribution of Easter Eggs was enjoyed by all.
Mrs Jane Bailey Director of Spirituality R-5
On Easter Sunday, Year 1 teacher and Old Scholar Miss Samantha Stokes was baptised by Rev’d Jo Smith and confirmed by Bishop Tim Harris at Holy Cross, Elizabeth
Her mother, Ange and step father, Steve and another Old Scholar, Dana Hall were also baptised and confirmed that day.
Congratulations to Samantha, her family and Dana and best wishes for this new step in your journey of faith.
Rev'd Jo Smith College Chaplain
THE CELEBRATION OF EASTER
Happy Easter and welcome back as we start Term Two. The celebration of Easter in the Anglican and Catholic tradition does not end on Easter Sunday. Easter is celebrated for eight weeks! So it is okay to keep eating those Easter eggs.
The Lord is Risen. Alleluia! Alleluia! The time of fasting and almsgiving during Lent has ended and now we celebrate that Jesus has died and risen from the death so that we might have life and have it to the full!
During Holy Week, and on our return to school, we have recalled and celebrated the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. On the Monday of the last week of Term One, the whole school gathered in the gymnasium to recall the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem with palms waving. The liturgy concluded with the Junior School parading through the roadway flanked by the Middle and Senior students throwing rose petals and blowing bubbles; a modern take on the story.
On the last Wednesday of Term One, liturgies were held with each of the campuses to recall the events of the Last Supper when Jesus offered himself to us in a new way which we recall each time we celebrate Eucharist together. ‘Take and eat this is my body, do this in memory of me’.
During the liturgies on the last day of school we brought to mind the great sacrifice of Jesus. His death on the cross,
so that we can be saved.
This week, our celebrations completed the Holy Week events with the resurrection of Jesus and belting out the chorus
‘My Redeemer Lives’.
The light of Christ has come into the world. We are called as compassionate global citizens to spread that light of hope and love.
ELIZABETH CATHOLIC PARISH - SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
A reminder to families involved in the Sacramental Program that the next Family Workshop is on Saturday, 13 May, from 3:30pm to 5pm at St Thomas More Church, Laverstock Road.
During this session we will go through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and what the children will need to know when they celebrate the sacrament in June.
Please contact Edna at the Parish on 8255 1191 or myself if you have any questions. My office is in the Middle School.
COMBINED ANGLICAN CHURCH SERVICE
During Week 3 there will be a group of students who will be representing the College at the Combined Anglican Church Service which is celebrated in the city at St Peter’s Cathedral. This year our musicians and singers will help to lead the singing during the service. This is a wonderful celebration where all the Anglican Schools in Adelaide come together to symbolise the unity of faith we share.
Miss Eugenia Stopyra Director of Spirituality 6-12