November 22, 2016

Introduction To The Theme

‘The Spirit hovered over the waters’ Genesis 1:2

Water is essential for life. Without it, we die. It quenches our thirst, it cleanses us, it gives life to all things.

The waters of Baptism symbolise dying to an old life of sin and being ‘reborn’ in the Holy Spirit.

The theme chosen for the remaining of the Academic Year 2016/17 will be ‘Come to the Water.’ This theme will be the focus of our communal and personal prayer life. The theme will also be celebrated during the End of Year Mass.

“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labour on what does not satisfy?

Isaiah 55:1

During this time, we will reflect on the waters of baptism, we will think about the Holy Spirit and the impact that the Holy Spirit has on our lives. We will pray for those who go without water, we will reflect on what it means to ‘thirst for righteousness.’ Matthew 5:6

I invite you to use this Liturgy Website each day, in your form time, perhaps at home. We have updated our website to make it more accessible for use of tablets and phones. Listen to the music in the media section, read the scripture passages and let them speak to you in your heart. You will also find the weekly Spirituality timetable on this site, you are welcome to join us for prayer at all times in the Chapel.

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14

Mr Gardner

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