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I've had a busy weekend getting ready for Confirmation, and that took place this morning. It went really well, and was quite an inspiring Mass for several reasons. The children were really cute for a start. One little boy, who is only eight, and has been learning a bit about other religions, wanted to make sure he said he wanted to get confirmed as a Catholic and not anything else. And he was first one up to make his statement into the mic. I had told them to say, 'My name is ____ and I wish to be confirmed.' Well, Oscar added his '-in the Catholic Church!' and quite a few children chose to copy him! The Archbishop actually liked such a strong affirmation! The Archbishop's homily was good this morning, too, and it was good to hear him speak well, after the blether of last year's sermon! The weather was good, the people seemed really happy and no one was late (boy, did I tell them to be on time!).

So. It's Sunday night, not nearly as much done as I hoped but what the hell, we can only do so much. I am putting my application in for the job tomorrow. They want me at the Orientation for next year's Year Nines tomorrow evening, so I guess that's another likely hint I might get to stay on. I'll just have to wait and see, huh. I made a collage page in my CV of some of the photos I have already taken at school in the last two terms, World Youth Day pilgrimage, Mercy Day, the combined Mass, the ethnic food fair and International Day. I figured it shows I've gotten into the spirit of things.

We saw a good movie last night, Freedom Writers. It was almost unbelievable but turned out to be based on a true story! If only teaching could be that amazing, inspiring... I have to admit I have some great moments, maybe a good one in one class or another most days, but I doubt I'm changing lives! Still, you never know what is going on inside people's minds.

Ooh, thanks for your lovely email, Andrea, I shall answer mail tomorrow night, God willing!!!

Time to go bake cookies. Take care, friends. I love you. God even loves you tonight.

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greenpizzazz6
Oct. 14th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, that story about the boy is so cool. It's admirable that he looked at other religions, and that he so firmly believes in the Catholic church.

Good for you on applying for the job. I bet you'll get to stay on.
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:29 am (UTC)
Thanks.
-Good for you on applying for the job. I bet you'll get to stay on.
Hee! I guess I'll know in a week or so. It all depends if other people apply, I suppose. But they may decide 'better the devil you know...' *g*

You're so kind to keep coming to my LJ, Cari. Thankyou.
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 15th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
You're so kind to keep coming to my LJ, Cari. Thankyou.
You're welcome. Remember, I like it here.
natesmountain
Oct. 16th, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
-Remember, I like it here.
That is so cool. And we like you here too!! You know that postcard book you sent, one of Christy's friends said something that she recalled from the book so Christy took it to school and it is so popular, all her friends lean over it at lunchtime to read it! She thought it was funny to see her 'tougher' friends with their heads down close together reading it! I hardly get a look-in!
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 17th, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
I'm so glad everyone likes it. I wasn't sure at first, because I know I like it, but I didn't know if anyone else would. Glad you do though!
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 07:33 am (UTC)
I'm glad your confirmation service went so well, it sounds as though it was a lovely service!

I have to admit I have some great moments, maybe a good one in one class or another most days, but I doubt I'm changing lives! I think we often change lives without knowing it, as I look back on my life I think that most of the people who had the biggest effect on my decisions and my thinking would be totally unaware of it!! - we just never know!!

natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:31 am (UTC)
-I'm glad your confirmation service went so well, it sounds as though it was a lovely service!
Thank you. Lots of people seemed really happy with it, even though we took longer than the usual hour for Mass!!

-I think we often change lives without knowing it, as I look back on my life I think that most of the people who had the biggest effect on my decisions and my thinking would be totally unaware of it!! - we just never know!!

Interesting. I guess when people are being life changers, they are so caught up with what they are doing, they don't think about if they're 'changing people's lives', huh!
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, and so many of those life changing moments have just been single sentences, some of them carelessly spoken in a busy life. The speakers will have long forgotten what they said but for some reason they have etched themselves in my memory - we shouldn't underestimate the power of our words...
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
-Yeah, and so many of those life changing moments have just been single sentences, some of them carelessly spoken in a busy life.
True. Sometimes it's just one line in a sermon or maybe a casual comment made by someone in passing that recreates your world or dreams or ideas. I wonder at all the blether I spill out in a day in front of classes!!!
vivh
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:56 am (UTC)
I wonder at all the blether I spill out in a day in front of classes!!! So many opportunities for changed lives? *g*
natesmountain
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
-So many opportunities for changed lives? *g*
*snort* yeah right! Then again, one of my third formers said to me this afternoon, in front of her friends, that she really liked me as her teacher, then she said she'd never said that to a teacher before! So. I have one fan *g*

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