Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
As we move through June we celebrate not only Champagnat Day (June 6) but also the feasts of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 19) and the Immaculate Heart of Mary (June 20) .
The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents Christ's divine love for all of us. This devotion emphasises the compassion and long-suffering of the heart of Christ towards humanity. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is not only abounded with love for us but, at the same is wounded that as a human race we pushed his love away.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing,
I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for
my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me
humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will.
Grant good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.
Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my
afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my
temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the
grace of a holy death.
Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary focuses on Mary’s love for God, her maternal love for her son, Jesus. This is very familiar to us here at Marist, as Mary is centre to all that we do and follow. The Heart Immaculate of Mary encourages us to imitate her humility, gratitude, obedience, and adoration.
As Marists, honouring Mary's Immaculate Heart is another way of honouring Mary as the person who was chosen to be the Mother of God, recognising her extraordinary holiness and the immense love she bestowed on Jesus as his mother and the person who was called to share in his redemptive sufferings.
Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy,
ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As
your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus
We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open
to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your
gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and
who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy
Mother, to bear our burdens in this life until we may
share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen.
St Marcellin Champagnat ….Pray for us
Mary, our good Mother …. Pray for us
And let us always remember to …. Pray for one another
There are few things parents need to be aware of as we move towards the end of Term 2:
Subject Selection for Years 8 and 10
I urge the boys to choose subjects they are interested in and will engage with, selecting subjects that parents want them to do rarely ends well as the boys are not committed to the subject and generally have no interest in the subject. Questions regarding subjects should be directed to the Leader of Learning of the subject. Information is also available on the Curriculum and Learning@MCNS Canvas Course which has been opened to all boys and which all parents can also follow.
Dropping items off
Parents should refrain from dropping items such as lunches and PE kits off at school when their son has forgotten these. It is important that when the boys reach high school that they progressively take responsibility for organising themselves. Yes, if they forget their lunch they may be hungry one day, but they won’t do it again – this is a life lesson. Yes, they may get a 20 minute detention for forgetting their uniform but they won’t do it again – this is a life lesson. It is important that we as parents don’t protect our sons from small consequences, life is about learning from our mistakes and growing from there. We take care of your sons holistically here and we take seriously our part in preparing your sons for a world outside of school. Actions have consequences – whether positive or negative and are a part of this – we as adults all live in a world where if we forget our lunch and don’t have money, we just don’t eat till we get home or we find another way to address our need i.e. asking someone to borrow some money. If your son forgets something he needs to learn to problem solve this, and he has many options at school – speaking to his House Coordinator is one of those options.
Parent-Teacher Interviews - Pupil Free Days (Thursday 2 July & Friday 3 July)
These Interviews will take place over Zoom. Details were sent in a letter to all parents on Wednesday 10 June. The bookings on Compass are now available and will close on Monday 29 June.