Advent and more
Our Church year is broken into a number of seasons or times. Some that come to mind quickly are Christmas, Easter, Lent and Advent. The time following both Christmas and Easter is called Ordinary Time. At Mass we see the priest wearing green vestments. Next Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King which is a relatively recent feast and one that has been moved to mark the end of this Ordinary Time and the beginning of Advent.
Very technical stuff. The hidden beauty in these seasons is that they remind us, as one writer says, of the 'gift of time' and of our purpose in life.I have noticed that life in 2018 seems a bit busy. Is this an age thing or are we actually managing busier and possibly more complex lives?
I would like to hear this question argued out. In the week that has just passed we celebrated 100 years since Armistice Day and the end of World War I. I would imagine my grandparents, if they were here, would hold a pretty strong case that life is actually simpler, with so many medical wonders at our fingertips. We are not recovering from the devastations of war.
New Parents and Friends
Last Wednesday night at the P and F AGM we thanked both June McFadyen and Colin Lynch for their support of our Parent and Friends Association. June has completed three years as Treasurer and Colin brought innovation and energy to the role of Secretary. We owe each of those who take on roles such as these a great debt of thanks.
Christmas Drinks this Friday
Come and join us in our final Parent gathering for 2018. This is a very simple community gathering to celebrate the end of a good year at Marist.