This Sunday's Gospel reminds us to use our talents well. When Jesus told this parable, the 'talent' he was speaking about was a sum of money - a weight of silver or gold. In our time, the word 'talent' describes the special qualities or abilities which people have. The marvellous thing about human beings is that everyone has a special talent, something unique, which only that person can contribute to the world. If we think of the talents which people around us have, instead of thinking of their faults, it helps to make the world a more joyful and encouraging place. Using our talents just for our own enjoyment can be like hiding our talents in the ground. How much better to use them to bring happiness to others. This week we have been celebrating the uniqueness of every person, made in the image and likeness of God. Everyone is different but equal making up the whole unique community of St. Joseph's School.
Many thanks for supporting Abooku, the UK based charity which is helping to buy reading resources for children in The Gambia. A total of £171.75 has been raised so far. Additional copies are available from the school office if you have not bought one as yet. We are in the process of establishing our links with another Catholic School in The Gambia and we will keep you posted on how this progresses.
|Year Group||Good Work||Catholic Virtues|
|Sunday 19th November||10.30am||Year 6 Confirmation Preparation Mass (Church) All Welcome|
|w/c Monday 20th November||National Road Safety Week|
|Monday 20th November||11am||Year 5 Confessions|
|Tuesday 21st November||7pm||Resources Committee Meeting|
|Sunday 26th November||Feast of Christ the King / National Youth Sunday All Welcome|
|Tuesday 28th November||2.15pm||Year 6 Class Mass|
|Thursday 30th November||9.10am||Year 3 Advent Assembly|
|Thursday 30th November||11.15am||Year 5 Explore Learning Workshop|
|Saturday 2nd December||10.30am||OLAS Christmas Fayre|
|Sunday 3rd December||First Sunday of Advent|
|Tuesday 5th December||9.10am||Music and Mince Pies|
|Tuesday 5th December||7pm||Full Academy Committee Meeting|
|Saturday 9th December||8.30am and 10.30am||PTA Santa Breakfast|
|Sunday 10th December||3pm||Carol Concert at OLAS|
This year's PTA Santa Breakfast will be on Saturday 9th December . Booking forms were being sent home on Friday 3rd November. There will be 2 sittings - 8.30am and 10.30am. Admission to the event will be by pre-paid tickets only. There are places still available for 10.30am sitting only. If you would like to book for this event please return completed form and payment in a named envelope. Thank you for your support.
Thank you to the all the children who supported the cake sale yesterday. A grand total of £122 has been raised which will be donated to Children in Need. This is the largest amount that we have collected from such an event. Thank you for your generosity.
Children in St. Joseph's School are growing to be learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good.
Information from Ben Diaper (Dudley Family Information Service) - As Christmas is starting to creep up on us, many of our towns in the Dudley Borough will be holding events to switch on the Christmas Lights in the next couple of weeks.Below is information about events that we know about so far:
•Saturday 18th November - Halesowen
•Saturday 25th November - Stourbridge
•Saturday 2nd December - Dudley
•Saturday 9th December - Brierley Hill
All the information about these events can be obtained by clicking on the following link below:
Other events around the Borough that we also know of include:
•Saturday 18 November - Intu Merry Hill: http://intu.co.uk/merryhill/event-archive/christmas-lights-switch-on-at-intu-merry-hill
•Sunday 26th November - Wall Heath: http://www.facebook.com/Wall-Heath-Village-People-786818204709809/
•Friday 1st December - Kingswinford: http://www.facebook.com/events/1731344893827312/permalink/1736589669969501/
•Saturday 2nd December, Gornal: http://www.blackcountryradio.co.uk/events/event/803/
•Friday 8th December - Coseley / Roseville: http://www.facebook.com/RosevilleCoseley/?hc_ref=ARQ6aC2LdBot_G7H0ZLXLzLo8RtZiEWWZp9mDrY_wOy9pV0msTNMVpt-NX2BF81ZuEc
If you have a business and would like to place an advert in the Pyramid Concert Programme for 2018 then please contact the school office for further information. Thank you.
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to develop our talents and to know that we can use them for the good of others in this coming week. Amen.
Due to lack of interest this event has been cancelled.