APRE News

PARISH SACRAMENTAL INFORMATION NIGHT
In the coming weeks the Parish will be announcing the date of the information session for the parish Sacramental Program (Confirmation, Eucharist and Penance). This program is for children in Years 3 and up and are baptised Catholics. If you wish for your child to be involved in this program and are not yet baptised, please contact the parish office as soon as possible on 5465 3131 or via email: gatton@bne.catholic.net.au to arrange a meeting regarding Baptism.

WHAT IS THE SIGN OF THE CROSS?

For some of our school community, you may have a child / children coming home telling you that they have learnt how to make the sign of the cross. For many non-Catholics, you may ask what this is. The sign of the cross is a gesture that we make at the beginning of our prayers. As Catholics, we are invited and encouraged to make the Sign of the Cross at the beginning and end of prayers and liturgical celebrations as it can be a sign of moving to a special time to talk to or listen to God.  God is named three times in this prayer. It is a mini creed that recognises and celebrates the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

REFLECTION

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