Candle Bearer: Freya
Mihi Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou, katoa (Charli and Lachie)
Ko toku ingoa
Ko te whanau
Ko toku papa
Ko toku mama
Ko Mrs Burke toku mahita
Ko Mrs Jackson toku tumuaki
No Oamaru te kainga inaianei
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
Welcome: Frankie: Today we celebrate the feast of All Saints, when we remember all the people who have lived their lives really well and who have died and gone to heaven. Let’s also think about how we can follow their example and live our lives as God wants us to. God of life, we give thanks for all the holy men and women who have lived throughout the world. Help us too, to live as you would like us to by showing love to all, bringing peace, and always trying to do what is right. Please stand and join us in singing the opening song.
First reading (Holly)
This is a reading from the first letter of John.
Brothers and sisters,
See how much God Loves us! We are called children of God. And we really are God’s Children. We know that when Jesus comes again, we will be like him because we will see him as he really is. Everyone who believes this tries to be good and pure, just as Jesus is good and pure.
The word of the Lord
William: Today we hear Jesus telling us exactly the kinds of person he wants us to be, and the kind of person that he has special care and love for. Can you remember what he says?
Alexie: Here they are again. Listen carefully to the list and see if you can think of anyone who these remind you of:
Blessed are the gentle.
Blessed are those who are sad.
Blessed are those who want what is right and fair for all people.
Blessed are those who are pure and good.
Blessed are those who bring peace.
Blessed are those who are laughed at, picked on or hurt for what they believe.
Eva K: We all know people who live their lives like this – who really follow Jesus in their lives. It might be someone well known, who lots of people have heard of. Or it might be a friend or a family member.
Perhaps this week we can try hard to remember what it is Jesus asks of us. Perhaps you could choose one of these and do your best to really follow through with it, this week?
Chloe: Will you try to be gentle? Will you try to be merciful? Will you do all that you can to make the world a fairer place for all people? Will you try to bring peace? How will you do these things in the coming week?
What will you do this week, to do your best to follow Jesus and live your life well?
Prayers of the faithful
Kenton: We pray for the Church throughout the world: that it may show God’s love for all in our world, spreading peace, speaking out for what is right and bringing comfort to those in need. Lord, in your mercy…
Ivy-Belle: We pray for all people throughout the world: that they may find comfort when they are sad, strength to stand up for what they believe in and mercy, peace and love for one another in their hearts. Lord, in your mercy…
Zac: We pray for our parish, family and friends: that we may be inspired by the example of the Saints and of all those who have followed Jesus in their lives, to do all that we can to live as God wants us to. Lord, in your mercy…
Ash: Closing prayer Farewell: Thank you for joining Junior Hub 2s Mass today. God of wisdom, help us as we try to follow the right path, as we do all that we can to share your peace and love with others, and as we try to make the world a fairer place for all to live. Amen. Please leave quietly.
Offertory: Willow and Ngaire