SPECIAL CHARACTER

'WE SHINE,
WE SHARE,
WE CARE'

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'If I could be of any service in saving souls, in any part of the world, I would willingly do it in all my power.'   - Nano Nagle (Foundress)

 

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME

Every second year we prepare our Year 3 & 4 children for the Sacramental Programme. The children are jointly prepared for each Sacrament by parish, school and parents.  At present the programme is run in Term One, Three and Four of odd years. The programme involves three of the seven Sacraments.  We also offer a Baptismal programme for children who have not yet been baptised.

  • Reconciliation - forgiveness

  • Confirmation - reconfirming their baptism

  • Eucharist - receiving Jesus' Body and Blood through Holy Communion

Reconciliation is held during Lent.

 

Confirmation is usually held during the second or third term in which the children are confirmed by Bishop Michael. 

Eucharist is held on the Feast of Christ the King which is the third Sunday of November.  

If you wish to find out more about any of these Sacraments (including Baptism) please do not hesitate to contact Father Michael Hishon of St Peter Chanel Parish or Matua Tim Lucas St Peter Chanel School. 

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WEEKLY MASS AT OUR CHURCH

Classes attend a weekly Mass at St Peter Chanel Church on Wednesday morning that is celebrated by Fr Michael.

Classes begin their day with prayer time and reflection that is usually led by students in Rooms Puawai (Year 5 & 6) and Room Māhuri (Year 3 & 4). 

Our very own Presentation Sister, Sr Noreen, visits the school regularly to meet with staff and students. Sr Noreen also takes our students for meditation and breathing exercises. The other two Presentation Sisters in our Parish are Sr Veronica and Sr Pauline.

PASTORAL CARE

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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Desmond Tutu

Pastoral Care includes the care of students, staff, the School Board, whānau/families and the members of the school community. It emanates from the attitudes, spirituality, philosophy and personality of all the adults in the school. 

Through this team we are able to identify and help those in our community who are experiencing hard times or who are in need of a caring hand, listening ear, prayers or practical help.

How we can do our bit…

  • Showing friendship to new families and new students 

  • Giving practical help by offering rides, providing meals, baking

  • Being a listener to those in need 

  • Praying for others 

  • Acknowledging births, marriages, sickness, and loss of a loved one