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Friday, 25 April 2014

Two New Saints!

Happy Easter Everybody!

Hey I thought Easter was finished, wasn't it last Sunday Cloë!

You are not wrong Tallulah. But we are in what is called the Easter Octave. This means that Easter Sunday goes on for 8 days - kind of like one big long Mass. Actually, Easter goes on longer than this, but we'll talk about that next week.

Does that mean we get to keep eating Easter eggs?!

Yes you can Tallulah, but what is much more important is that we continue to celebrate the fact that Jesus rose from the dead and came back to life! That is such marvellous news that we have to celebrate for more than just 24 hours.

We have some other exciting news to share as well. On Sunday, the Church will welcome not one but two new saints! Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be canonized this coming Sunday in Rome.

Here is a neat craft to commemorate this special occasion. The mitre is the "hat" that the pope wears during very important occasions. Click here to find out how to make the mitre and cross.

Some of you may be old enough to remember John Paul II and certainly your mom and dad will, but only your grandparents may remember John XXIII. He too was a very special pope.

Go to the Vatican's website to get all the latest news about the canonization and to learn more about these two great men. If you are really brave you can watch the canonization live - though most of us will be asleep since Rome is 6 hours ahead of us. You can also watch on Canada's own Salt + Light TV.


Cloë and Tallulah

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