St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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Relating: Gathering

During the topic ‘GATHERING’, children are getting better at understanding:


- The parish family gathers for Mass.

- The objects located in the church: the holy water font, the aisle      and the benches where the people gather.

 - Ministries of welcoming and of serving at Mass.

 - Jesus gathered the children to speak to them (Mark 10 : 13-16)

(13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them..)

- Parts of the mass: 

  • Gathering
  • welcome
  • listening to God’s Word
  • receiving Jesus in Holy Communion.