Ten Ten Parent Newsletter: April 2021
Please click here or on the image to the left to read April's parent newsletter from Ten:Ten.
You died and rose from the dead because you
love me, my family, my friends and the World.
Help me to believe that you are living with us now.
Sunday Liturgies for Families
If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend Mass due to the restrictions, this Sunday Liturgy for Families provides an opportunity for you to make a ‘spiritual communion’.
The school continues to support parents and carers in sharing the Sunday Gospel with families by encouraging them to share the weekly Wednesday Word with their children. Until further notice we will not be sending the usual paper copies home. Instead, you can access this week's Wednesday Word by clicking here or on the image.
This week's Wednesday Word is 'follow' - "Let us ask for the grace to follow Jesus faithfully, not in words, but in deeds" Pope Francis
In the Catholic tradition, October is ‘the month of the rosary’. In the words of Saint.John Paul II:
"To pray the rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and His Mother; the rosary does indeed 'mark the rhythm of human life', bringing it into harmony with the 'rhythm' of God's own life, the joyful communion of the Holy Trinity, our life destiny and deepest longing."
How to pray the Rosary
As many will know, the main part of the rosary is divided into parts or 'mysteries': the Joyful, the Sorrowful, the Glorious, and Mysteries of Light. Each of these 'mysteries' is divided into five 'decades' (ten beads), usually following one 'Our Father' and ending with 'Glory be'. All are taken from sacred scripture and tradition, and encompass our main beliefs in who Jesus Christ is and what he's done for us. All involve Our Lady, Jesus's mother Mary, in some way or another. When we pray the rosary we're invited to see Jesus with the eyes of Mary and to be drawn into his divine life. As Mary was closer to Jesus in his life on earth than anyone else she points the way for us and shows us that we, the Church, God's family on earth, are also called to be like her eventually in the glory of heaven but also in our lives here on earth.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph knew about family life first hand; they knew about being displaced (the flight into Egypt soon after Jesus's birth ); they knew about conflict (when Jesus, as a teenager, was lost and when found by Mary and Joseph, he implied that he now had to make his Father's will a priority). If our family life includes similar tensions and more we can be sure that real help and support is right there in the prayer that is the rosary. Placing our trust in the Lord, we are sure to find a way through what seems humanly impossible.
The Joyful Mysteries
Please click on the link below for a resource for praying the rosary with children.
Catholic Life of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School
The following statement is taken from our school's Instrument of Governance:
St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School was founded by and is part of the Catholic Church. The School is to be conducted as a Catholic School in accordance with Canon Law and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and in accordance with the Trust Deed of the Diocese of Westminster and in particular:
- religious education is to be in accordance with the teachings, doctrines, discipline and general and particular norms of the Catholic Church;
- religious worship is to be in accordance with the rites, practices, discipline and liturgical norms of the Catholic Church;
and at all times the School is to serve as a witness to the Catholic faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Please click on the 'Prayer and Worship' and 'Religious Education' links in th etabs above to find out more about how we strive to serve as witnesses to our Catholic faith.