St Marie's Catholic Primary School

‘Walking hand in hand with Jesus’

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Sunday 3rd January 2021

Dear Parents

A very Happy New Year to you all!


We call to mind that we are celebrating a New Year of the Christian era—2020 years have elapsed
since the birth of Christ as we now step out into the year 2021


In St John’s Gospel, Jesus describes himself rather enigmatically as ‘the gate’ and so we could say that Jesus
invites us into this New Year, holding open the gate for us so that we can receive the New Year as a gift
from him.


“Enter this New Year with me!” he would say to each one of us.


Let’s step through the gate which is Jesus and skip into the New Year with excitement in our hearts as
we prepare to receive all that is to come as a gift from Jesus to his friends.


This is what we hope to convey in this week's children's liturgy:


Children’s Liturgy for the Feast of the Epiphany

The Christmas story isn’t complete until the three wise men arrive bringing Jesus their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh on the Feast of the Epiphany. L...


May God bless you and your families with peace and joy,

Fr David and Monica