He is Risen Alleluia!
The Risen Lord by Chinese artist He Qi
The children as always helped us to celebrate most meaningfully the high moments of the Liturgical year.
On Holy Thursday, they gathered around the altar with Fr. Harry. Their re-enactment of the Last Supper left us in no doubt about Jesus’ message of Love and Service. The dressing of the altar with a beautiful cloth depicting these scenes, which was made by them, added so much to the occasion. The celebration of this Eucharist was much appreciated by the congregation present.
Good Friday saw all the children back again. They took us through the stations of the cross, acting out each one in a dignified and reflective manner.
On Easter Sunday, we were greeted by a lovely Easter garden they had created which displays new beginnings and nature. We felt the joy of the Resurrection with the heartfelt singing of the Alleluia by all the children as they waved their yellow banners. They dramatized the Gospel highlighting the wonder and awe of the Easter story.
Many thanks to all the children, their parents and to those who helped in any way to prepare them for these ceremonies. Thanks also to Fr. Joe, Fr. Harry, Sr. Irene and all involved in the choir who added so much to the celebrations. After all their hard work everyone had more than earned their Easter Eggs.