“The greatest commandment of all: “Listen Israel, the Lord your God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: you must love your neighbour as yourself.” 

Mark 12: 29-30

 

“The truth of our union with Jesus Christ in the Eucharist is tested by whether or not we really love our fellow men and women.”    

Pope John Paul II, 1979

Year 3 have developed their understanding of what being a Christian involves. They have reflected on the joy and challenges involved in following Jesus and learn about these through the lives of St. Peter and St. Paul. The children have reflected on their gifts and talents and the gifts the Church calls Sacraments, especially the Eucharist. They have reflected on how to use the gifts God has given to us to be a Christian.

At Home

You could help your child by:                                  

  • encouraging them to recognise and praise the gifts and talents o
  • talk about their experience of receiving Holy Communion and help them to make the link between receiving the gift of Jesus and becoming more like Jesus