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How privileged we are to be able to receive the Sacrament of reconciliation. I was so proud of our students who were prayerful and respectful despite the queue with so many of us to the [...]

By |8th April 2017|Classes|0 Comments

St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick by Rosana St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. His symbol is a shamrock and it represents the Holy trinity. He was born in (387-461) and he died when he was 74 [...]

By |16th March 2017|Classes|0 Comments

Mercy Sister – Sister Marcellin

On Friday, Sister Marcellin came to speak to our school to tell us about her life as a Mercy Sister. She brought photos from her early days to show us what she looked like when [...]

By |11th March 2017|Classes|0 Comments

Ash Wednesday Mass

(Fun Fact: Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent) Ash Wednesday Mass Ash Wednesday is a special day for Catholics because it is the first day of Lent. In this explanation it will tell you [...]

By |3rd March 2017|Classes|0 Comments

Burning of the Palms Liturgy

Burning the palms On Monday, two days before Ash Wednesday, Father Ephrem came to St Patrick’s Primary School to burn the palms to get them ready for Ash Wednesday. Order of Service First we sang [...]

By |3rd March 2017|Classes|0 Comments

The Beginning of the School Year Mass

The Beginning of the School Year Mass New Zealand Catholic schools celebrate Mass at the beginning of the school year.   The Beginning of the School Year Mass A student from the school welcomes all [...]

By |1st March 2017|Classes|0 Comments

School Blessing

In New Zealand at the start of the year Catholic schools have school blessings. Every year the priest comes and blesses our school with holy water. The school gathers together, Father reads from [...]

By |20th February 2017|Classes|0 Comments

Young Leaders’ Workshop

Young Leaders’ Workshop On the 16 of February, seven companions and I went to Connelly Hall at for a young leaders’ workshop, where we were greeted and taught by Mr. Alan Grant. We started with [...]

By |19th February 2017|Room 1, Room 2|0 Comments


Our Mercy Charism We are learning about the Charism of our school. Charism is a gift from God and is the special way we approach life. At St Patrick’s the charism of the Mercy Sisters, [...]

By |11th February 2017|Classes|0 Comments