Year 1 and Year 2 went to church this week to learn about a Baptism service. Father Rose talked to us about the people who are at a Baptism service; the priest, the baby, the parents, the Godparents, the family and sometimes the parish family. He then explained why we make the sign of the cross on the baby’s forehead and why the baby wears white . Father explained what the priest says when he pours the water over the baby’s head and then told us about the blessing with the Chrism oil and Baptism oil. Finally Father Rose showed us the Baptism book and the children were very excited to discover that many of their names were in the book too!
Last week we were so lucky to have Deanna visit our school. She is a local Jewish lady who came into our school and spent some time with us talking about Hanukkah.
Deanna shared some lovely stories with us and explained how and why the Jewish people celebrate the Festival of Lights. We saw Deanna light the menorah and tell us why it has 9 candles.
We also had some traditional food that is eaten during this celebration, donuts and played with a dreidel.
This week we went down to church to talk to Fr. Rose about baptism. He showed us the font where people get baptised and some of the other items needed for this Sacrament. He also talked to us about Jesus’ baptism and about the signs and symbols of this important event.
Fr. Rose was very impressed that we knew so much about baptism! Well done Year 1!