Friday, September 01, 2006

School Liturgy

Last week our girl brought home a note from her teacher telling us about a school function that they were going to have. Normally they would have weekly school liturgies or even masses and this time it was our girl's class' turn to host it. We were pleasantly surprised that she was picked to read the gospel in front of the whole school. It was nice to know that our child was doing well enough in school to be given this chance.

This morning they had the liturgy and the wife and I and our boy went to the school to attend. It was a simple ceremony as normally our parish priest, who would usually celebrate mass, was on leave. The kids did a few songs and some children did the opening prayers then our little girl stood up to do her reading. She took the mike in hand and started reading. She did wonderfully. She didn't miss any words and read clearly and slowly just like we practised.

We were so proud to see her becoming so confident and independent. I think she even impressed a few people today. This event reminds me of times when I used to read the gospel in the Holy Child Hospital chapel when I was growing up!

Right now, she's beside me writing about her day. In fact, I'll copy down what she wrote (including the colours!) and let her tell you how she did.

Today I had a liturgy. I felt a little nervous. But, I just read. I did not feel nervous after. I felt normal.


This what she read out today.

Gospel: Luke 11:9-13

So I say to you: ask, and it will be given to you; search and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened. What father here would give his child a stone when they ask for bread? Or give them a snake instead of a fish? If you then know how to give your children what they need, just imagine the goodness of what Our God can give to those who ask.


All in all, a good day and another proud parenting moment... :)

5 comments:

zaizee said...

I miss listening to you read the liturgy for the HCH chapel, mng chaz.

And it sounds like someone is following in her DADDEH’s footsteps…

chaz said...

Bitaw, maka miss pud usahay... even though we all dread being chosen to read! heheh.

Anonymous said...

just as Bianca says its a normal thing to be proud of my apo even if she did not read anything just to be choosen to be in front of the whole school is already an accomplishment-how much more to read the gospel- mana talaga sa akin- he,he sorry ha, sa akin lang nag mana!!ay mali- sa mga lolos at lolas pala!!

chaz said...

Hi Mother dear. Yes, she's doing ok in school and I hope it continues. Mana sa imo? Ambot lang pero tabian kaayo sya so basi lagi! hahahah

fritz said...

Mana nako noh! Me, me, MEEEEEEE!!! Bwahahahahaha...

Ok, actually, mana cya ni Manong Chaz and Daddy Neming. They're the ones who love public speaking. Me, I'm shyyyyy. hehehehe...