Monday, November 19, 2018
Home Celebrating

Celebrating

The joys and the hopes, the grief and the anxieties, as well as daily moments big and small, provide rich opportunities for the school community to celebrate the mystery of Christ truly present in its midst. The liturgical seasons and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, are woven through the school year, forming a pattern of celebrations where God is uniquely and richly encountered. Celebrations of liturgy and sacraments are part of the formal, public prayer and worship of the Church. Liturgy calls us to pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. The community grows in virtue and works for the coming of the Kingdom when it finds a home in its heart for the Word of God that is proclaimed in liturgy and broken open in preaching. The liturgical life of the school enables students to encounter the Holy Spirit at work in their families, their parish community and in the life of the wider Church and the world. The richness of the signs and symbols of Catholic faith celebrate in a unique way the community’s sharing in the life of God. Celebrations that invite active participation in the sacraments or ritualise the everyday form members as a religious school community and nourish faith. These celebrations mark the school community as ecclesial and as a sacramental people who actively seek out the sacred every day.