In yesterday’s Gospel we heard Jesus once again trying to explain ‘The kingdom of heaven’.Matthew 25:1-13 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew
Look, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him.
Jesus told this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven will be like this: Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five of them were sensible: the foolish ones did take their lamps, but they brought no oil, whereas the sensible ones took flasks of oil as well as their lamps. The bridegroom was late, and they all grew drowsy and fell asleep. But at midnight there was a cry, “The bridegroom is here! Go out and meet him.” At this, all those bridesmaids woke up and trimmed their lamps, and the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, “Give us some of your oil: our lamps are going out.” But they replied, “There may not be enough for us and for you; you had better go to those who sell it and buy some for yourselves.” They had gone of to buy it when the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lord,” they said, “open the door for us.” But he replied, “I tell you solemnly, I do not know you.” So stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour.’
I would like to leave you with 3 things to think about using the lense of the Three Senses:
Who is in this reading? (Literal Sense)
What sacraments are present? (Spiritual Sense)
What is the impact of the giver? Of the receiver? (Application Sense)
Term 4 Week 6
Belfanti Breakfast: Friday 24th November (Week 7) This is a free event which builds community and honours the memory of former REC Mr David Belfanti. Start the day by having a bacon and egg roll cooked to perfection by our fabulous staff!
Peter Kearney’s Christmas Concert: Friday 8th December 7pm start
(concert duration 80-90 minutes)- Sausage sizzle available from 5:30pm
Students will participate in workshops with Peter throughout the day and perform at night. More information will follow about this very exciting Christmas concert!
End of Year Mass and Year 6 Graduation:Wednesday 13th December 9:30am (Week 10 Term 4)
Lauren Maund REC