We had assembly for third and fourth classes this week.
There are many wonderful things about Christmas. There are the Christmas trees; there are Christmas lights, wonderful carols, gifts, etc. However, what is most important about Christmas is Jesus; the greatest gift of all. If you received a gift it would be sad if you only enjoyed the paper, the bow and the ribbon and forgot the present inside. At Christmas it would be even worse if you enjoyed the hymns, the lights and the songs and forgot about Jesus! This Christmas let’s remember that Jesus is the greatest gift of all. He was born in a manger many years ago and he is alive today. Although we can’t see him right now we know he is the greatest King of all and that he loves us and leads us into the wonderful life of God. We don’t want to forget that. Help us to enjoy the season of Christmas but also to remember Jesus at this very special time.
Mary Kate from Room 20 read a Christmas gospel for us.
God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary. The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”
Mary was deeply troubled by the angel’s message, and she wondered what his words meant. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will make him a king, as his ancestor David was, and his kingdom will never end.” Mary said to the angel, “I am not yet married, how can this be?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come over you, and God’s power will rest upon you. For this reason, the holy child will be called the Son of God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” said Mary; “may it be done to me as you have said.” And the angel left her.
The word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
The children from Room 24 read the prayers of the faithful.
Awards and Prizes
Student of the month
Room 19- Molly
Room 9- Lee
Room 21- Victoria
Room 20- Sean J
Best Line Award – Room 20
Best Dressed Class- Room 19
Behaviour on yard award- Room 9
Attendance award for 1st – Room 9
Attendance award for 2nd -Room 20
Mr Reidy congratulated all the boys and girls and the teachers on their Christmas Concerts. They were all fantastic.
Mr Reidy commented on how well everyone was looking in their Christmas jumpers and also thank you to everyone who contributed food towards the St. Vincent De Paul hampers.
For the next assembly in January, we are going to have a new award for speaking Irish in class throughout the day. There will be one prize from each class.
Mr Reidy wished everyone a very Happy Christmas.