As people of faith strive to live by Jesus’ message to his disciples: ‘Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.’ (John 13:34) Jesus’ commandment reminds us that we are each loved by God, who created us in his own image and likeness. We are then invited to show that same love to our neighbours – within our families, our local parish, school communities and the wider community.
How to participate
To celebrate Children’s Week this year, we are inviting all children and young people (from the ages of 4 years to 17) to participate in an activity. We want you to share with us what the words “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another” (Jn 13:34) mean to you through a drawing or artwork (mixed media).
- Download the activity flyer & submission form
- Download activity colouring sheet (for the little ones!)
- Along with your artwork, please include an answer (150 words or less) to the following question: In what ways do you feel part of the parish community and how do you try to make others feel welcome?
Entries should include the completed submission form and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5pm on 18 December 2020. (Parents are welcome to answer the question on behalf of their child/ren if they are too young to do so.) For more information please visit https://melbournecatholic.org/news/celebrating-childrens-week-2020
It is important to note that this is not a competition, but a reflection and an opportunity for adults to hear the voice of our young ones. Those who participate will be invited to an online gathering with Archbishop Peter A Comensoli following the activity.