Liturgies and Learning

Liturgies

24th Sunday In Ordinary Time.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday In Ordinary Time.

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time



God strand

Year 1 and New Entrants: God is Creator.

God is the Creator of all that is, ‘seen and unseen’. Each person is God’s unique creation made in love for love. We are each part of what God made and ‘saw that it was good’. We are called to respect our own dignity – tapu as persons made in God’s image, the dignity of others and the value of all parts of creation. We are sacred and Holy because we share in the Tapu of God. We are also called to respond with praise and worship of God.

Year 2: Our God is Gracious.

God is gracious – a great giver of gifts. The greatest of these gifts of love is Jesus who revealed that God is Abba – his loving Father – Matua, who is also our Father. Our response to God’s gifts of grace is to truly appreciate them and to live lives of gratitude.

Year 3: God is Present in the World.

God is present in the world in creation, and speaks to people through the scriptures especially when they are proclaimed in the Church. God is active through people who accept his gift of grace – Mana Atua and God’s activity in the world is expressed through different cultures.

Year 4: God is Love.

The Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a loving community of three persons who are one God. One of God’s great gifts or taonga is the natural world of creation, which we should respect because it is tapu. Another of God’s gifts of love is the Ten Commandments.

Year 5: God is Faithful.

The Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a loving community of three persons who are one God. One of God’s great gifts or taonga is the natural world of creation, which we should respect because it is tapu. Another of God’s gifts of love is the Ten Commandments.

Year 6: Jesus - Who is God?

The names and images for God found in the Old and New Testaments tell us something about what God is like. Christians come to know God through Jesus and respond in faith through worship and action. Catholic beliefs about God have been summarised in the Creeds.

Year 7: God's Desire for Humanity.

God has created people to grow and change and to live life to the full. Through God’s gift of freedom people can do awful things, but through the gift of grace people are able to grow in virtue and turn from sin and in this way to become more like Jesus.

Year 8: Jesus- The Mystery of God.

God is a mystery hidden from human understanding. Although God’s greatness cannot be measured we know God has a deep personal love for each person and seeks to be in a loving relationship with everyone. Christian Tradition reveals God as a Trinity of three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit who as one God creates, redeems and sanctifies.