Term 4 Week 33
6 - 12 OCTOBER
World Mission Month
Catholic Mission invites school to pray: Each school day is dedicated to a different continent where missionary activity occurs. Each decade of the World Mission Rosary calls to mind an area where the Church continues her evangelising mission. The colours on each set of rosary beads represent the following:
Green: for the forests and grasslands of AFRICA; Blue: for the ocean surrounding the islands of the OCEANIA;
White: symbolising EUROPE, the seat of the Holy Father, shepherd of the world; Red: calling to mind the fire of faith that brought missionaries to the AMERICAs; Yellow: the morning light of the East, for ASIA. Each decade, or continent and colour, has been allocated to a specific day, or days in October. The full list is Monday is Red, Tuesday is Green, Wednesday is White, Thursday is Blue and Friday is Yellow. Schools are invited to claim a day, or days, when your school – as separate classes, year levels or as an entire community – will join us in saying the Rosary during this year’s Extraordinary Month of Mission, as declared by Pope Francis. To order World Mission Rosary Beads, which cost $1 each, please contact the Brisbane office of Catholic Mission on (07) 3324 3423 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The teaching of Jesus in today’s gospel, in response to the plea of the apostles, has an important lesson for all Christians. It would be unfortunate if the comparisons he uses - very strange to our ears – got in the way, as we listen to him.
Lord, increase our faith
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Feast of our Lady of the Rosary
The Rosary is an important devotion that honors Mary while focusing on the events in the life of Jesus Christ. Pope Benedict XVI invites all families to pray the Rosary for the intentions of the Pope, the mission of the Church and peace. "It is as if every year Our Lady invited us to rediscover the beauty of this prayer, so simple and profound."
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Gratitude and Exclusion
Listen to this story from Luke, about gratitude and exclusion. The lepers in the story represent people excluded from society and the Church. It is a call to each of us to recognise our blessings and give thanks to God. Begin a Gratitude Journal for Term 4.
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St John Leonardi
St John became a pharmacist's assistant at Lucca, studied for the priesthood, and was ordained in 1572. He gathered a group of laymen about him to work in hospital and prisons.
Prayers for Doctors and Nurses
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Socktober invites children to engage with developing world issues through the language they understand best – play! Children are challenged to ‘Sock it to Poverty’ using the international game of soccer. Shooting goals with their own hand-made recycled ‘Sockball’, students will experience how soccer is played in the countries supported by Catholic Mission.
World Mission Month
Catholic Mission's 2019 World Mission Schools resources are inspired by Pope Francis' call for an Extraordinary Missionary Month this October, which will be a worldwide occasion of prayer, sharing stories of mission, formation and charity.
Join together in Prayer
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