Epiphany House Blessing - A Way to Start the New Year
The feast of the Epiphany is traditionally celebrated on the twelfth day after Christmas, January 6. The custom in many countries is to have a ceremony of blessing of the family home on this day. The ceremony can be led by anyone in the household. A prayer is recited, the room is sprinkled with holy water, then an inscription is written in chalk above or on the entrance door. The inscription includes the numbers for the current year, plus the initials C, M, B, which stand for the names of the three Magi - Caspar, Melchior, Balthasar. Another interpretation of the letters is that they are for the Latin phrase "Christus Mansionem Benedicat" which means "Christ Bless this House." An example of the inscription is 20 + C + M + B + 18.
The prayer of blessing can be as simple as:
Let us pray,
Bless, O Lord, this home that in it there may be good health, strength, humility, goodness and mercy. May this blessing remain upon this home and upon all who dwell within it. Through Christ our Lord, Amen
School Calendar 20017-18
The Department of Education has confirmed the following 2017-2018 School Calendar for Whitehorse Schools. Click here to download the calendar.
Circle of Caring IV - Strategic Plan Review
Thank you to all who completed the recent survey to help define the current needs of Yukon Catholic schools, There were 182 responses in total from students, parents, school staff, parish and community groups. The data has been organized into common themes to identify emerging issues, opportunities and challenges. They will be the basis for a discussion day on Saturday, January 27, for representatives from all school partners. Parents who are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.