Let Us Pray…
Prayer to St. Mary Magdalene
Feast Day: July 22nd
Saint Mary Magdalene,
woman of many sins, who by conversion
became the beloved of Jesus,
thank you for your witness
that Jesus forgives
through the miracle of love.
You, who already possess eternal happiness
in His glorious presence,
please intercede for me, so that some day
I may share in the same everlasting joy.
Saint Mary Magdalene was one of the few who remained with Christ during His agony on the Cross. She visited His tomb with two other women and found it empty. It was to her that our Lord first appeared after His Resurrection. He asked her to announce His Resurrection to the Apostles.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Unfortunately we find ourselves in familiar circumstances! Once lockdown has ended and information surrounding restrictions are known, the Archdiocese of Melbourne will notify parishes how masses, liturgies and sacraments can proceed. Once we receive updated information we will be able to make new arrangements for Reconciliation.
STOLES: I strongly suggest leaving stoles as they are for the time being. If you have had them embroidered, please do not worry that the date will be wrong. Moving forward, I suggest embroidering the stoles after the sacrament has actually happened, in particular adding the date. The students will still wear their stole at the sacrament. The lack of a date or sacrament label is not an issue from the school’s perspective.
Sacrament of Eucharist
I am very hopeful that the scheduling of Eucharist Sacrament Masses will go ahead at the end of August and in September. Of course, the government and Archdiocese guidelines will dictate this. Let’s all pray and keep everything crossed for a good outcome!
STOLES: I strongly advise parents to leave the embroidery of stoles until after the sacrament actually happens, particularly the date. The students will still wear their stole at the sacrament. The lack of a date or sacrament label is not an issue from the school’s perspective.