Our Lady of Lourdes Primary Newsletter

Term 4 Week 3 2020 : 30th October 2020

Key Dates

Sunday 1st NovemberAll Saints Day

Gospel Reading

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A  1st November - All Saints

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.

Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:

‘How happy are the poor in spirit: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Happy the gentle: they shall have the earth for their heritage.

Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted.

Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied.

Happy the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.

Happy the pure in heart: they shall see God.

Happy the peacemakers: they shall be called sons of God.

Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’


Scriptural context – Kingdom Attitudes © Greg Sunter

Unlike the Ten Commandments, which describe the rules for life on earth for the ancient Jews, the Beatitudes describe the character or attitudes of people of the Kingdom of God. Like the many Kingdom parables that appear later in this gospel (esp. chapter 13), the Beatitudes present an image of what the Kingdom is like without an explicit explanation of the Kingdom. By praising and honouring the attitudes of the Kingdom, Jesus paints a picture of what life could be and should be like if we choose to live in the Kingdom of God.

Living the Gospel -Calling on the Saints © Greg Sunter

Saints play an important role in the devotional life of many Catholic people, but it is a role that causes some confusion for other traditions. Whilst all prayer is directed to God, sometimes that prayer may be directed through one of the Saints or a Saint is called upon to pray on behalf of the petitioner. Images of people kneeling before statues of Saints has led to a misconception that Catholics pray to Saints, rather than to God through the Saint. The Litany of the Saints, with its ‘Pray for us’ response, calls on the Saints to intercede for us.

Picking Children Up from Afternoon Walkers in the Commuter Carpark

 Parents, if you choose to allow your child to cross Windsor Road of an afternoon, with the Walkers Group, it is your responsibility to be waiting at the lights, out of your car, to collect your child. Some children are running through the carpark to find their parents which is extremely dangerous.

We thank you for your continued support to keep OLOL children safe.


Social Skills

Next week's Social Skill will focus on being "Reasonable".

When being reasonable we focus on:

  • what is happening around us, to think about what we see, hear and do.
  • following the rules in and out of the classroom. To think about what I am doing and why.
  • asking my friends to to do the right and fair thing.
  • making sure that my friends are asking me to do the right and fair thing.

P & F News

Fun Run Fundraiser 2020


Due to covid restrictions we have changed how the FUN RUN will operate in 2020. The fun run will be held Term 4 Week 5 in PE classes. 

Sponsorship forms will be sent home today for each child to raise money and return to school by Friday 6th of November. We ask that children do not go door knocking and raise money in a socially distant manner. The prizes will be announced next week ! 

We understand this is a difficult time for some parents, therefore sponsorship is optional. However all students will still take part in the Fun Run. 

Have a safe and fun weekend 

OLOL P&F team 

Parish News

Children's Rosary Movement

Children's Rosary gather together to pray the Rosary every Monday during the school term. Bring your Rosary beads and spend some time in prayer. 

Where : OLOL Parish

When: Mondays (school term only) 

Time: 3.30pm 

Contact : anitamolina@hotmail.com